Hydroponic Bells & Whistles

Hydroponic Bells & Whistles

Hydroponics 201

If you’re looking to improve your hydro system, you may be looking to add some new accessories to your setup. Your grow could benefit from new gadgets, like ditching your old aquarium pump for a soundless one with a longer life span. You may also be considering expanding your grow op and may want to think about automating some of your systems to save time and energy. But first, let’s continue with the 201 basics.

What’s in the Water?

When growing with a hydroponic system, you depend on water as the essential growing mechanism. Just like a gardener that has been fouled with bad soil, you can’t expect to grow a fruitful crop with contaminated water. Water is not only composed of H20 (Hydrogen and Oxygen). It also holds dissolved minerals and substances that can be both good or bad for your plants. Just because the water that you use for your grow is the same that you drink, does not mean that it is the best option for your plants. Well water, tap water or spring water all have the potential to contain water treatment chemicals, pathogens or minerals that may impact your grow. They may impact your pH, nutrient levels, and the ability of your plants to uptake nutrients. Don’t fret, these “grow contaminants” are pretty easy to take care of yourself. read more


hydroponics 101

Getting Started with Hydroponics

Hydroponics 101!

So, what’s all the hype about hydro gardens? They seem to be the next big thing in growing but how much do you really know? Maybe you have considered making the switch from soil to a hydroponic system but aren’t sure how. Lucky you! We’ve done the research, and have the experience so that you’re in the right place. Read up on the history, what, where, why and how of hydroponic gardening here!

What? Hydroponics!

Hydroponic 101: Hydroponic gardening is a system to grow plants in a way that does not require soil. That’s right, no dirt. It can be used to provide a growing area in regions that do not have arable (farmable) land or to build large-scale gardens in a small amount of space. Hydroponic systems are often simple to assemble and allow for total control of nutrient levels. Hydroponic gardening enables you to design an environment to grow most anything- during any season, anywhere in the world. read more