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Grow Mediums for Soilless Gardening

Is hydroponics necessarily organic? Is there such a thing as organic hydroponics that produces strictly organic produce? Yes, there is, and it can, by using the hybrid farming method known as bioponics. Bioponics can be defined as a “hybrid” farming method, as it combines hydroponics practices with organic methods in order to produce the highest quality food....

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It’s evident that the continuous trend of human population growth will lead to an higher global food demand in the coming years. With a projected increase in demand of 60-70% by 2050, greater food production will be required in a context where the raw inputs such as land and water, are limited. Therefore, food sustainability, which implies a better utilization of these resources...

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In heavily populated urban areas, growing space is where you can find it. In areas where space is taken up by residences and businesses, individuals and families have to find unique ways to produce fresh produce, whether it’s in pots on their balconies or in their apartments. Where you once saw gardens growing in vacant lots...

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Clay pebbles are an excellent growing medium typically used in flood and drain or ebb and flow hydroponic growing systems. There are a variety of resources online that can show you how to build your own system or you can purchase a ready to use system at a hydroponic store. In this article, we will...

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How to Use Rockwool in Hydroponic Gardening

December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Rockwool is a versatile growing medium that can be used as a standalone product or in a variety of hydroponic systems. In this post, we will guide you through the basic process of how to use rockwool in hydroponic gardening. How to Use Rockwool in 5 Steps Here are five simple steps to follow...

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8 Unexpected Hydroponic Grow Mediums

December 15, 2014 | 1 Comments

When you grow plants without soil you have many options for alternative ways to support the root systems and deliver nutrients. Some may work better than others depending on the plants you’re growing and the type of system you’re growing in. With soilless growing, there are typically four to five standard grow mediums that are...

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Benefits of Rockwool as a Grow Medium

December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hydroponic gardening offers a way for growers to get creative. With so many different types of grow mediums all with their own respective advantages, there really is a grow medium for everyone. Coconut coir, perlite, and clay pebbles are all soilless substrates commonly used by hydroponic growers. Another medium that’s easily become one of the...

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Benefits of Clay Pebbles as a Grow Medium

December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a beginner to soilless gardening, it can be difficult to choose a grow medium. There are many substrates commonly used in hydroponic systems and you’ll find that they each have their individual pros and cons. In two previous posts we highlighted to benefits of using two popular grow mediums: coconut coir and perlite. In...

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Benefits of Perlite as a Grow Medium

November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hydroponic gardening offers growers many options for growing in a controlled environment. You have a wide range of systems, artificial lighting, nutrients and fertilizers, and grow mediums. In fact playing around with different types of grow mediums can be much of the fun of hydroponic growing: it comes down to a learning experience. In a...

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Benefits of Coconut Coir as a Grow Medium

November 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

When you grow without soil, you have many options for grow mediums. That’s part of the fun of hydroponic gardening! There are many soilless substrates available to play with. Some popular options include perlite, clay pebbles, and peat moss. But one grow medium is becoming quite popular to use as soilless substrate and is widely...

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