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?
Growing in hydroponics, growers found tastier and healthier vegetables and fruits in their hydroponics garden. Though growers enjoy growing purely organic garden, they experience an unpleasant and different kind of smell in their hydroponics garden. The bad smell is present in the hydroponics systems; since it has closed systems with controlled temperatures you cannot escape … [Read more...] about How to get rid of odor in Hydroponics Systems?
Cucumber is a warm season vegetable which is a part of the gourd family. Cucumbers have many health benefits and used for skin treatment, especially for eyes! Let's see how to grow cucumbers hydroponically. Ideally, Cucumbers are grown during the summer but with one can grow Hydroponically anytime during an year. Growing cucumbers with hydroponics produce … [Read more...] about How to grow Cucumbers hydroponically?
Bell Peppers are excellent crops to grow in hydroponics. These plants do best in an ebb-and-flow or NFT hydroponic systems. Take a sterile seed starting mix and fill the pots. Use a small pot for single plant and large seed tray for multiple plants. Sow the pepper seeds deep of 1/16th inch in the moist media and cover the seed slightly with media. You can sow two to five seeds … [Read more...] about How to grow Bell Peppers hydroponically?
Apple Inc. introduces its latest device "Apple iPhone 5"! The company's CEO, Tim Cook launched this event on September 12, 2012. Many hydroponics gardening experts and hydroponic growers are very anxious to see mobile nutrient data calculators apps not only in smartphones but also in Apple iPhone 5 too. Finally, Apple unveils the new iPhone 5! A very solid upgrade of the … [Read more...] about App for Hydroponics Nutrient Data Calculators
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?
One of the first considerations for your roses will be lighting. During the non-blooming stage, you’ll want to use a high intensity bulb that provides an abundance of blue spectrum light, such as a Metal Halide bulb. When your roses move into the flowering stage, they will need grow lights that provide a red spectrum, such as High Pressure Sodium. The rest of the grow room … [Read more...] about Tips for Growing Roses Hydroponically
The hydroponic system, although has plenty of benefits over conventional soil culture, faces some problems. Algae attack is one of most common concerns in hydroponics. You can identify it easily from the typical green, black, brown or black texture it has; growing mostly on the nutrient media, in nutrient channels and pumps, and blocking the drippers. Let us check how to … [Read more...] about How to control Algae 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 gardening is the finest way of growing healthy plants in a easier way. Although, growing plants hydroponically is not complicated, you would defintitely need an expertise or a Hydroponics brand company such as Emerald Harvest, which makes your job easy and success. To get maximum yield, you must ensure that the hydroponic store you have selected, stock the best … [Read more...] about Best Hydroponics Store for Indoor Gardening
Trees make you feel cool. Planting fruit trees will provide you and your environment plenty of nourishment. Planting a fruit tree in your patio can greatly enhance the beauty of your home. Specially, delicious and crunchy apple tree is one of the most popular fruit favored by fitness freaks. You can use any of the hydroponic gardening techniques to grow apple tree. Let’s check … [Read more...] about Benefits of Planting Apple Fruit Trees
Firstly, I would recommend you to go through the Hydroponics guide for beginners. Now, let's focus on growing vegetables regardless of season or climate, general hydroponics would be the right choice for you. As a hydroponic grower you can grow plants by simulating an ideal growing environment and monitoring certain important factors such as temperature, nutrients, lights, pH … [Read more...] about Seasonal Tips for Vegetable Gardening
There are different types of disease that can threaten your hydroponic garden. However, plant pandemics in a hydroponics garden are much less frequent than in a conventional soil garden because there is no dirt to grow bacteria. It is mostly a sterile environment. Plants can be more vulnerable to pathogens if weakened by environmental conditions such as too much shade, extreme … [Read more...] about Hydroponics Plant Diseases and Solutions
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
While growing hydroponic plants, most of the growers commit the same common mistakes which ruin their entire garden. With proper research and planning, you can avoid several such common mistakes. One of the biggest mistakes growers generally commit is that they start growing hydroponics plant without having any basic knowledge about how to grow and look after hydroponically … [Read more...] about How to avoid common mistakes in Hydroponics?
One of the important things that you can do to influence your yield is to increase the thickness of your stems. If you do not have enough stem mass, you simply will not get the yields you want, because they will not be able to support the weight of your crop. However, thicker stems do not happen by themselves, you need to work hard to get them. There are number of techniques … [Read more...] about Importance of the stem thickness in Hydroponics
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?
Cutting is the most commonly used technique for cloning plants in hydroponic systems. Plants cloning perhaps sound like terribly scary task, but it is actually a very simple method of obtaining a wide variety of plants without the use of seeds. For high yielding hydroponics, gardeners prefer to use cutting method of cloning plants. When cloning, make sure that the mother plant … [Read more...] about Hydroponics Plant Cloning and Cutting for Quality Yields
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
Hydroponic plants require a healthy light source to produce their own food for growth. Since most hydroponic growers prefer their garden to be built indoor, grow lights play an important role. Hydroponic grow lights come in a variety of types that include full-spectrum fluorescent bulbs, metal halide grow lamps, high pressure sodium lights, and high-intensity LED grow lights. … [Read more...] about Tips for hydroponic growing using T5 Lights
Winter has arrived and now, it is the right time to strategize and protect your hydroponics grow room from the influence of dropping temperature. During winter, the indoor grow room gets warmer towards the ceiling and colder near the ground level. This can kill your hydroponic plants or cause diseases and stress. To protect your plants, it is important that you ensure proper … [Read more...] about How to protect Hydroponic Grow Room during winter?
Many hydroponic beginners always strives for 100% success rate if it comes to cloning plants. To make this task easier and increase yield of cloned plants, use cloning gel. Cloning gel is not a fail-safe way but it does boost up the entire process. Let us discuss certain criteria which will help you choose the right cloning gel for your plants. Nutrient Content: Your cloning … [Read more...] about How to select the right Cloning gel?
How does your garden look at night? You might say, soothing and mesmerizing. Moonlight illuminates the flowers and foliage making the garden at night a different experience, almost surreal and magical. But are you aware of the role of moonlight in determining the growth of the plants. A few traditional farmers have understood and applied the influence of lunar cycles on the … [Read more...] about Lunar Gardening
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?
Tomato is every growers favorite vegetable because they are easy to cultivate and can withstand harsh environment. Its luscious color and great juicy taste make it one of the best commercial crops in the world. Growers all over the world are using hydroponics for producing rich, healthy tomatoes these days. Hydroponic gardening is a soil-less method of farming using nutrient … [Read more...] about How to grow Tomatoes Aeroponically?
Herbs add spice to food and gardens. Indoor gardening is the best way to obtain a bunch of freshly grown herbs right from your own windowsill and sprinkle it over your dish. Growing herbs indoors can be a successful venture once you decide on the perfect location for them in your home. Different herbs have different needs but majority of them grow very well in full sunlight. … [Read more...] about Indoor Gardening Tips: Growing Herbs Hydroponically
Do you wish to grow healthy, luscious herbs and leafy vegetables? Don’t worry! Having a year- round supply of fresh crisp hydroponic lettuce leaves, herbs beans, cucumber, spinach, and other appetizing fresh foods is easy and achievable with homemade hydroponics. Hydroponics is gaining attention of most urban growers these days because its simplicity and minimal usage of scarce … [Read more...] about Hydroponics Lettuce Garden
Soil is the most prevalent growing medium for plants that not only provides support, nutrients, oxygen, but also delivers water and other beneficial microorganisms to the roots. This conventional form of cultivation is still dominating major parts of the world. However, sometimes this same soil poses serious threat to your plant due to issues like pest infestation, salinity, … [Read more...] about Differences Between Soil and Hydroponic Growing
Do you love eating beefsteak tomatoes that cover your entire burger with just one slice? The good news is that now you can plant a bountiful beefsteak tomato garden at the convenience of your home with the help of hydroponics. Have them raw, grilled, made into sauces, or in any other form of tomato recipe; these big, ripe tomatoes are not only tasty but highly nutritive too. … [Read more...] about Grow Your Own Hydroponics Beefsteak Tomatoes
Since many centuries, home gardeners cultivated chilies due to their pungent aroma and the hot and spicy flavor they add to any dish. Mainly grown in the warm and temperate climates of South America and Asia, chili plants can be successfully grown all year round in indoor and as well as outdoor growing environment using hydroponics. Growing hydroponic chillies from seeds … [Read more...] about Hydroponics Chili Growing from Seeds
Do It Yourself (DIY) hydroponics systems are in vogue these days. Assembling things yourself starting from scratch gives you a sense of accomplishment and, of course, the activity itself is so much fun! You are more emotionally attached towards your garden as DIY hydroponic systems support life— life of your plants. DIY hydroponic systems can be little hard on your pockets, so … [Read more...] about DIY Hydroponics Systems
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in nutrient media, under totally controlled environment without using any soil. This technique has emerged as one of the best alternatives to land farming especially in urban areas where there is a scarcity of space. Right from amateur gardeners to professional growers, hydroponics has become a favorite technique for cultivation. … [Read more...] about Pros & Cons of Hydroponics
Hydroponics is a technique for growing plants in which plants are grown without using soil but in a nutrient medium. Nowadays, many growers are opting for hydroponic methods to grow fruits and vegetables. Hydroponics systems is easy to set-up and requires minimal cost. So if you want to build, your own homemade hydroponics systems, here is your guide on how to do it! The … [Read more...] about Homemade Hydroponics Systems
After the legalization of growing marijuana in North America for medicinal use, states like California are witnessing a wave of Cannabis cultivation. Many growers are trying to grow Cannabis at home, as it grows well in various conditions. It is naturally resistant to most pests, preventing the need for pesticides. Indoor hydroponics is the best way of growing with minimum … [Read more...] about Indoor Hydroponics for Cushy Cannabis Growth
Both professional as well as amateur growers are looking for alternative methods or techniques for growing. Use of inorganic and synthetic chemicals decrease fertility level of soil, leads to soil erosion, and are non-biodegradable so they act as hindrance to our ecological balance. To avoid all these problems, more and more growers prefer to use organic nutrients for their … [Read more...] about Organic Nutrients for Plant Growth
The agriculture industry is ever evolving with new inventions and technologies to grow plants more efficiently. Increased urbanization has led to scarcity of arable land. In such scenario, growing plants with a technique that can sustain changing weather conditions, and give maximum yield in lesser space is a must. Hydroponics farming is one such technique which will meet the … [Read more...] about Try Hydroponics Farming For Optimal Yields
Traditionally growers have germinated seeds and cuttings in a jar. That was hydroponics in its simplest form! Hydroponics is not only fun for people but, in some regions of the world, the only way of fulfilling their gardening desires. Indoor hydroponic growing not only provides the plants with all the nutrients required for growth but also shields them from extreme climatic … [Read more...] about Hydroponic Bubbler for Your Hydroponics Garden
It’s a myth that in order to enjoy the taste of succulent, fresh, juicy fruits, you need to possess a big fertile backyard garden with favorable climatic conditions. In fact all you need is to be little wise in choosing and planting fruit trees. It’s not magic; any fruit plant, which has the right equilibrium of water, nutrients, sunlight and aeration, will grow healthily and … [Read more...] about Decorate Your Home Garden by Planting Fruit Trees
A tall and thick stem crowned by a beautiful, vibrant and colorful flower with rich yellow petals and a brown centre; no doubt, Sunflowers are most cherished by the flower gardeners like you and me! Apart from their rich, sunset colors, what attracts most growers are large blooms and seemingly endless benefits that these flowers give. Sunflowers can be easily planted from the … [Read more...] about Enhance Your Flower Gardening With Sunflowers!
Standing under a tree which is heavily laden with juicy, fresh fruits has been fascinating for most of us; but unfortunately all of us are not blessed with the kind of fertile soil that is necessary for growing fruit trees. Agricultural advancement has the capability to fulfill this grower’s dream, no matter what kind of soil is present in our garden. Employing hydroponics to … [Read more...] about Growing Fruit Trees with Hydroponics
Many growers and indoor gardeners are considering growing plants using hydroponics. It is an advanced method which is useful in growing plants without soil. You can save a lot of space with the help of this method. To get started with hydroponics, you will need to prepare the seedlings for the hydroponic garden. Plants like tomatoes, lettuce, pepper etc grow very well … [Read more...] about Hydroponics – How to Get Started
Hydroponics is the up and coming science of growing indoor plants especially for fruits and vegetables. With great advantages such as need of much lesser space, no need of soil, higher growth rate and commercial viability, hydroponics is looked upon as a major make-shift in the indoor gardening type of agriculture. Though it is still in its research stage, hydroponic growers … [Read more...] about Best Plants for Hydroponic Growing
Growing plants indoor might be a hobby for many of you. Especially in urban areas where space is a constraint, most growers opt for growing plants indoor using hydroponics. Hydroponics is one of the most preferred techniques used for growing house plants. One of the biggest advantages of growing house plant is that they can be grown all year round in climate regulated … [Read more...] about Smart Ways to Grow Your House Plant
Slowly hydroponics is taking over traditional soil growing method especially in countries where land or weather conditions are not suitable for plant growth. Good hydroponics gardening is supported by efficient hydroponics system. These hydroponic systems are broadly classified into two main categories – active and passive hydroponics system. Active hydroponic systems bring … [Read more...] about Passive Hydroponic Systems
Hydroponics is gaining popularity among commercial as well as non-commercial growers. You can build your own hydroponics grow room anywhere, i.e. from a store room to a garage or a small shed. All you need to do is concentrate on certain factors that influence plant growth. The four main factors that tremendously affect the growth of plants are: Temperature: Plants … [Read more...] about An Ideal Hydroponics Grow Room
If you are the type of grower who’s constantly searching for something that is informative, then you should read this article about “aquaponics”. Aquaponics is essentially a type of hydroponics and it acts as a great controlling measure to protect the environment from the harmful effects of a few substances which pollute the environment. It’s principally a perfect combination … [Read more...] about Basic Aquaponics Systems
Hydroponics is constantly gaining attention from growers all over the world, and it’s referred as the future of commercial food production. Due to improper land management and ever increasing population the availability of arable land is declining. Because of this, growers are turning to new methods and technologies that would encourage faster growth in smaller areas. … [Read more...] about Hydroponics – A Smart Solution to the Problem of Limited Land!
Hydroponics, derived from the Greek words hydros and ponos, means water and labor respectively. It’s a simple method of growing plants in nutrient enriched water solution. General Hydroponics is also known as soilless plant growing method, where plants are grown in medium like sand, perlite, coco coir etc. The history shows that hydroponics has been utilized by civilization … [Read more...] about General Hydroponics
In this age of global warming, we all are aware of the importance of protecting our environment. This concept of eco-friendly movement is becoming popular among growers as well. Therefore, growing plants hydroponically is a preference among growers who find ways to protect the environment. Here are few advantages that hydroponic provides to the environment: First and … [Read more...] about Hydroponics – An Eco-friendly Option
Onions are accepted as the most essential ingredient in the majority food recipes. They are rich flavonoids and antioxidants that protect human body from diseases like cancer and cardiovascular problems. Being an excellent source of Vitamin C they are easily grown vegetables. They can be grown with minimum maintenance in three different ways – seeds, sets and seedlings. The … [Read more...] about How to Plant Bulb Onions Hydroponically?
Hydroponics is an excellent method of growing plants at any place during any season of the year. But, it can be costly if your garden is of more than average size. However, for getting it started, you don’t have to pay a fortune. Here are some simple tips that you might consider before purchasing hydroponics equipment: Calculate Cost effectiveness: Most growers get carried … [Read more...] about Tips on How to Save Money on Hydroponics Equipment
Although Hydroponics is fast emerging as one of the preferred methods of growing plants there are still quite a few misconceptions around hydroponics which makes growers skeptical in embracing this breakthrough technology. While internet with its vast repository of information made attempts to provide knowledge on hydroponics, it failed to break the chain of myths that still … [Read more...] about Exploring 5 Popular Myths on Hydroponics Gardening
Hydroponics, a technology which holds huge potential to become the most preferred way of food production in the days to come, will soon dominate the way we cultivate and grow crops. Hydroponic gardening, essentially a method of growing plants in nutrient solution, with no soil has innumerable advantages over conventional plant growing methods. With arable land getting scarce by … [Read more...] about Hydroponic Gardening and Future of Agriculture
Ice Flow is a safe and able way to water-cool the air abrogation your reflectors after abacus a/c or added fans. It uses a water to air calefaction exchanger to water cool the hot air your reflectors produce. Water-cooling is abundant added able and able than air-cooling, here's some science to prove it: Water has a thermal application of 0.6 W/ (m*K) which is abundant college … [Read more...] about ICE FLOW™ – Water Cooler for Hydroponics Gardening
One of the best important anatomical appearance of your plants is the stem. If you accept nice, thick, able stems, it is usually a acceptable indicator that you will get pleasure a adequately ample yield. On the added hand, if your stems are a little attenuate or weak, again they aloof will not be able to bearing beyond fruits. However, if you accept suffered with thicker … [Read more...] about Thicker Stems – Techniques for Hydroponics
Tired of messy soil-based growing? Are you spending most of your time pulling out weeds from the unwilling land? Then hydroponics is the way to go! Hydroponics does not just refer to growing plants in water, as the name suggests, but covers a gamut of techniques that produce plants without using soil as a medium. That includes growing plants in water-based nutrient solution, in … [Read more...] about Hydroponic Media Guide
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
Though very popular, PK 13/14 is not everything that it is cracked up to be. There is certainly no denying that phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) are necessary to enjoy full blooming flowers and large, tasty fruit. However, contrary to commonly held assumptions, this ratio to phosphorus and potassium is far from ideal. In fact, PK 13/14 might actually be doing more harm than … [Read more...] about PK 13/14 – The Disturbing Truth Behind This Popular Hydroponics Nutrient Solution
When you feel that your garden is ready for advanced hydroponic techniques, you should really consider using beneficial microbes. While simple things like taking care of your nutrient solutions can really give your plants a boost, growers who want to explore everything that their garden can offer should definitely try beneficial bacteria. These specially chosen microbes … [Read more...] about Beneficial Microbes – How They Can Help Your Hydroponics Garden