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The Basics of Hydroponics

What exactly is hydroponics and how does it work?

Hydroponics is the intentional act of growing plants without soil. Nutrients, instead of being soaked up from soil, are administered through a nutrient-rich solution that provides the exact minerals the plants require. This allows the plant to...

Introduction of Light

The most important factor in any indoor growing environment is, you guessed it, light. It is therefore the largest limiting factor in any indoor growing environment. The technology for lighting has improved vastly over the years and is continuing to evolve with new and...

Introduction

A very important part of the growing process, nutrients are essentially the food for the plant. The pH level is how acidic or alkaline your solution or soil is. The pH level is probably the more important of the two, because if the pH level is too low or too high, then the...

Introduction

Although any inert growing medium could be used for a hydroponic setup, there are a few that are highly used in the hydroponic community because of their ability to retain moisture and oxygen. Or it will at least allow the water to get to the plants, such as clay aggregates,...

Modern Plant Nutrition

Over the years, plant science has developed into a much broader science, with much more than the bare essentials being researched. Research has gone into plant hormones, fulvic and amino acids, and root zone health. This research is getting to the “root” of what...

There are many types of hydroponic systems and here we will cover the basics with the most popular being the Ebb and Flow, Drip Systems, NFT and Aeroponics.

Ebb and Flow

An ebb and flow system is a hydroponic system that utilizes a pump and gravity to push the nutrient solution up to the...

What Needs Controlling?

The environment is an important factor in the growth of plants and optimal results will be obtained by keeping the environment at the specific plant’s desired temperature and humidity. Although temperature and humidity are important, some of the biggest problems come...