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PowerHouse Hydroponics Top Lists of 2014

January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

As soon as something interesting flashes by the screen our attention is lost and we become entrenched in the next best thing, latest gossip, or the newest technology. This is likely the reason that lists have become the new hot digital content format and why they’ve been trending in 2014. Lists provide a quick overview. They...

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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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8 Hydroponic Gardening Apps for Smartphones

December 8, 2014 | 1 Comments

Hydroponic gardening apps are available to indoor growers to help plan, monitor, and support your plants’ needs. There are plenty of gardening and plant-based apps available. Here are the top eight that would apply to hydroponic gardening. 1. Pocket Garden: A research tool for selecting the best plants for your garden. Includes tips on germinating seeds...

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3 Signs of Plant Nutrient Deficiency

December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just like any living thing, plants need food to survive. Plants receive food through their root systems from a variety nutrients that naturally occur in the earth. When plants are not grown in soil, but rather in a hydroponic nutrient solution, it is up to the grower to ensure that the proper amount of nutrients...

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The benefits of commercial hydroponics as a food production method are leading this business model to grow all over the world. Though the costs of producing food in a commercial hydroponic setting are still quite high, the environmental benefits of commercial hydroponics are important to consider when looking at this method as a viable, sustainable...

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7 Ways to Prevent Plant Stress

November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re an experienced grower you know how important maintaining a stable garden environment is for the overall health of your plants. Even slight changes in growing conditions or inconsistencies in feeding, watering, and lighting may send your plants into shock. Plant stress is an important problem to be aware of if you’re keeping a...

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7 Ways Hydroponics Solves Food Security

November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Food security is an ongoing issue around the world. The major concern with food security is the availability of healthy, nutritious food in areas that don’t presently have access to it. The primary cause of this is the fact that many urban areas are located far enough away from food producing regions that they don’t...

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There are many advantages of hydroponic gardening. The technology available today in soilless growing makes agriculture a more efficient process than we currently have in soil-based food production. One of the terms that’s often used to describe hydroponics is “closed-loop” food production system. Here are some of the elements of hydroponic technology which make it...

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3 Winter Indoor Gardening Tips

October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Winter indoor gardening is a great pass-time for many individuals and families. It allows a variety of food-producing plants to be grown at home during months when they otherwise couldn’t be grown. When the seasons change, there are a few things to know about winter indoor gardening to ensure healthy plant growth. Here are three winter...

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4 Tips for Maintaining Hydroponic Wick Systems

October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

For soilless gardening beginners, hydroponic wick systems are a good method to start with. DIY hydroponic wick systems are easy to create using limited components. If you decide to proceed with a basic hydroponic wick system for your indoor garden, there are a few pointers to follow. Tips for Maintaining Hydroponic Wick Systems Because hydroponic...

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