Growing plant from seeds is inexpensive and very self-satisfactory. It is also an easy and fun way to make your garden grow. Although the requirement to sow may vary depending on the seed, the basics on planting seeds are all the same. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can start planting seeds this season. Find a spot with ample of light The most important … [Read more...] about How to Plant Seeds
Getting ready for Christmas…? Are you confused which Christmas tree to purchase? Puzzled what should be gifted to your loved ones? Don’t worry you can just grow your own Christmas Tree in your indoor garden and enjoy decorating and gifting it to your friends. Christmas tree is an evergreen conifer such as pine or fir which is traditionally associated with the celebration of … [Read more...] about How to grow a Christmas tree hydroponically?
Plants need macro and micro nutrients to grow and thrive. These nutrients are supplied to the plants whether it is grown in soil medium or in hydroponics. Just like any other living tissue, plants also have tissues and it is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen along with 23 other elements essential for biochemical reactions and structural biomass development. Plants can … [Read more...] about How Hydroponic Nutrients differ from Soil Nutrients?
Okra, an ornamental and edible growing plant, is a native tropical plant and a member of highly ornamental hibiscus family. It’s beautiful blooms make it as a decorative plant which reaches up to 3 to 5 feet tall. Okra grows well exceptionally in Southern gardens as they prefer warm season and performs best in warmer climates. There are two varieties of okra, one is ‘Clemson … [Read more...] about How to grow Okra with best hydroponic methodologies?
Most hobbyists use high intensity lights designed to provide the right color spectrum for their plants. However, recent innovations in LED grow lights have made them a serious contender for use in almost any hydroponic set-up. The new LED lights provide the required level of intensity and spectrum ranges that plants need to stimulate the best growth. Plus they generate less … [Read more...] about How to set up a Hydroponic grow room with grow lights?
Calcium deficiencies often result in stunted growth or abnormal development of young leaves. The leaves may curl or die, particularly on the tips. Eventually, the terminal buds and root tips will also die. The symptoms show up first on new growth and rapidly growing tissues in your hydroponics. This happens because calcium accumulates in older leaves, leaving the younger … [Read more...] about Importance of Calcium in Hydroponics
Different plants need different proportions of hydroponic nutrients in different times. Nutrients solution is the only source of food for your hydroponic plants. Your hydroponic plants require a number of elements to grow in a healthy way that include both macro and micro nutrients. You need to supply a good amount of macro nutrients to your plants such as nitrogen, potassium, … [Read more...] about Grow Micro Bloom: 3 Part Base Nutrient Series
If you want to grow fresh vegetables regardless of season or climate, hydroponics would be the right choice for you. Hydroponic vegetable gardening needs an ideal growing environment, so you need to monitor certain important factors such as temperature, nutrients, lights, pH level, and humidity to get healthy produce. Try to maintain following parameters to get the most out of … [Read more...] about Benefits of Vegetable Gardening
Hydroponics is an innovative method of growing your fruits and vegetables without having to deal with messy soil-based growing techniques. Hydroponics technically means growing in water, but often hydroponic methods combine a mixture of growing in water-base nutrient solutions and in organic or inorganic root-zone media. You need the perfect hydroponics source to make the best … [Read more...] about Hydroponics Tips: Faster & Better Yields
Hydroponic plants require a number of elements to grow in a healthy way that include Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorus. All hydroponic growers are aware that their nutrient solutions is the only source of food for their plants. Three-part base nutrients provide the essential elements your plants require in right amounts and nutrients that your plants can readily absorb. There … [Read more...] about How to adjust the Nutrient Levels in Hydroponics?
Coco coir is the fiber, produced from the brown husk that surrounds the shell of the coconut. Coconut coir is also known as palm peat, coco or coir. Coco coir is composed of millions tiny micro-sponges, which absorb and can hold up to 6 to 8 times more water and 1000 times more oxygen. In the world of hydroponics, coco coir has been gaining popularity because of its better … [Read more...] about Best Hydroponic Nutrients for Coco Coir Growing Medium
Finding out the eseential hydroponics plant nutrient is a key for hydroponics success! This method of growing plants without the use of soil supplies food to the plants by using nutrient media. Every plant needs the right amount of nutrient solution for a healthy growth. The wrong nutrient balance could cause serious problems for your hydroponic system. The best hydroponic … [Read more...] about Essential Hydroponics Plant Nutrients
Hydroponics is a technique of growing plants in nutrient media without using any soil. Thus while mixing hydroponic nutrients for your crops, it is important to monitor all the physical and chemical properties of the solution. Any change in temperature, humidity level, pH or chemical nature of nutrients will affect the overall growth of plants severely. pH is probably the most … [Read more...] about How to maintain the right range of pH?
Hydroponic gardening is the technique of growing plants without using soil in a nutrient media which is hydrophilic in nature. So as the definition says, nutrients are practically the backbone of hydroponic systems. Without basic nutrition, a hydroponic garden will have no chance of survival. Since there is no soil which can act as a source of nutrients, the medium in which … [Read more...] about Importance of adding Hydroponic Nutrients
A reservoir forms the center of every single hydroponic system. An ideal hydroponics reservoir like soil-growing medium will help you grow plants without having to worry about balancing chemicals, nutrients and pH level of the water. However, it’s very important to maintain your hydroponics reservoir for proper growth of plants. To manage your hydroponics reservoir using … [Read more...] about How to maintain your Hydroponics Reservoir?
Plants grow well in a wide range of hydroponic nutrients. Plant nutrients used in hydroponics are dissolved in the water and are mostly in inorganic and ionic form. They contain cations (positively charged ions) like Mg2+, Ca2+, and K2+ whereas anions (negatively charged ions) present are So4--, No3-, and H2PO4-. These charged ions provide equilibrium to the solution and help … [Read more...] about Best Nutrient Solutions for Indoor Gardening
If you are an ardent gardener and want to see your garden flourishing with good healthy plants, then you must provide them with their basic needs—food, water, climate, and light. Light is the most commonly overlooked factor that restricts plant growth. In outdoor gardening, light is not a problem for growers because nature provides balanced light intensity for healthy plant … [Read more...] about Indoor Gardening Grow Lights
A hydroponic floating raft uses large beds containing a volume of nutrient solutions. Styrofoam boards or rafts floating on the hydroponic solution support the plants. Floating raft systems are often used to grow plants of short stature like lettuce and basil. The floating raft system in itself is inexpensive and can be built easily. Hydroponics lettuce are one of the most … [Read more...] about Floating Raft and Hydroponic Lettuce
Traditional outdoor growing in a three season cycle has never been an easy task, and it also represents a massive investment in time and energy. Even under the best circumstances, there is a lot that can go wrong, so it’s generally a good idea to do everything in your power to make this growing method as stress free as possible. One of the best ways to do this, and to set … [Read more...] about Heavy Harvest – What to Look for In a Fertilizer
In hydroponics, plant cloning is the act of reproducing a plant asexually so that it is a genetic copy of the original. Many people choose to clone because it can actually create a new plant faster than seed propagation. Others choose to clone in order to make copies of genetically superior plants. It is not uncommon for an experienced hydroponic gardener to have his grow … [Read more...] about Information on Plant Cloning
Many people, every many growers, are under the impression that organic growing and hydroponic growing are worlds apart. While one part takes full advantage of lab created nutrients, the other is a philosophy of using only natural elements in growing. But you might be surprised to learn that there are a lot areas where hydroponic and organic growing overlap, most notably … [Read more...] about Organic Hydroponic Nutrients – The Truth