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Nutrients & Fertilizers

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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5 Food Trends for 2015

January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Each year the United States moves towards a greener, cleaner, and more sustainable food supply. For example, we’ve seen how the state of our schools’ lunch programs have changed the types of foods that our children are eating. We’re also seeing more food labeling on the shelves telling us how our food is produced as...

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10 Indoor Winter Gardening Tips

December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just because winter is here, it doesn’t mean that we need to put away our gardening gloves and wait until spring to get our hands dirty again. I do just as much gardening in the winter time as I do in the summer! We often overlook the fact that during the winter, our home provides...

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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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How to Detect & Treat Plant Nutrient Deficiency

October 23, 2014 | 1 Comments

Just like humans, plants need food to survive and maintain healthy growth. As a grower, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your plants are receiving a well-rounded diet. This diet comes in the form of nutrients. If your plant is low on any of the three essential nutrients (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium) then you’ll notice certain...

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How to Recognize and Prevent Plant Stress

September 30, 2014 | 1 Comments

Plants are a lot like humans. They need stability in order to function at their optimal levels. This includes consistent states of health and limited stress inducers. Yes, plants get stressed too. If growing conditions are even altered slightly, plants can be sent into shock, become toxic, or will just slowly wither away. In order...

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An Organic Passion for Plant Growth

August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Urban gardeners are on the hunt for unique and organic products to use to grow their own produce. Worm castings are one of the urban gardening products that growers are using to produce healthier crops. These “vermicast” products have been growing in popularity as the education surround the benefits of worm castings has increased. Dan Storm...

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Measuring pH Levels in Hydroponics

July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you want to achieve optimal growth in your hydroponic garden, and see healthy, thriving results, it’s important to be regularly measuring pH levels of your nutrient solution. This can be done with pH testers and adjustments to pH levels can be made accordingly. What is pH? Though the exact meaning is unknown, it’s thought...

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16 Essential Plant Nutrients

June 9, 2014 | 1 Comments

In hydroponics, plants are grown in a solution of essential nutrients. Plants require these nutrients to thrive at optimal levels. Nutrients and water are taken up through the plants’ roots in hydroponic gardening systems. Adjustments to nutrient levels need to be performed throughout the plant’s life in order to ensure there’s neither nutrient excess or...

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Though hydroponic growing has many advantages over traditional soil-based gardening, plants are still plants no matter what method is used. This means that there are still certain optimal growing conditions which you must cultivate for your plants. Due to its controlled environment, hydroponic gardening is actually conducive to establishing these optimal growing conditions. Below are...

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