Aeroponics 101: Facts About Soilless Growing Technology

Aeroponic research began in the 1920’s and progressed steadily as a soilless growing method. In the early stages, researchers grew plants aeroponically using vapor at the plants’ roots to deliver nutrients. The types of plants that were used early on included coffee and avocado plants. It wasn’t until 1980, that this new method of growing would … Read moreAeroponics 101: Facts About Soilless Growing Technology

How to Clean Your Hydroponic System

Growing your own food indoors using hydroponic gardening systems offers many advantages. Primarily, you will usually yield healthier plants faster. The indoor environment offers your plants a safe and protected sanctuary where ideal growing conditions can be achieved. Yet, despite the many benefits of hydroponic growing indoors, as the grower you must still be conscious … Read moreHow to Clean Your Hydroponic System

A Fractal Approach to a Greater Future

“The sum of the parts contributes to a greater whole”. – Kurt Koffka This aberration of Kurt Koffka’s ‘Gestalt Systems Theory’ explains how home production systems empower an individual to become a crucial part of the global sustainable future. If each individual were to take responsibility and grow a portion of their own daily food … Read moreA Fractal Approach to a Greater Future

How to Prevent and Treat Root Rot

Many gardeners have experienced root rot in soil-based container gardening. The root rot occurs in this scenario because the soil is oversaturated and didn’t receive proper drainage. This means that the plants’ roots aren’t absorbing oxygen as well because they’re too moist. Left untreated, this condition will cause your plants’ roots to deteriorate over time … Read moreHow to Prevent and Treat Root Rot

Looking for great fertilizer? Try your local Zoo

Looking for the perfect fertilizer for your garden oasis? You may need to look no further than your local zoo. Many of the world’s leading zoological parks are profiting from something they have plenty of: animal dung. Sold under such evocative labels as “Zoo Poo” or “Zoo Doo” this nutrient rich mixture of animal waste, food scraps, … Read moreLooking for great fertilizer? Try your local Zoo

Reflectors: Boost Your Indoor Garden’s Lighting Efficiency

Reflectors, also known as reflective films or liners, are another essential piece of equipment when it comes to maximizing the efficiency of your indoor grow lighting. In order to enhance your indoor garden’s lighting system to it’s full potential, your unit will consist of: Light hood Lamps Reflective material Ballast High Intensity Discharge (HID) reflectors have … Read moreReflectors: Boost Your Indoor Garden’s Lighting Efficiency

6 Benefits of LED Horticultural Lighting

Our understanding of light spectrum and its effects of plant growth has improved tremendously thanks to scientific research. With our advanced knowledge comes the innovation of products that can help us achieve optimal growing conditions through the use of lighting technology. One such lighting technology is LED – Light Emitting Diode. Though LED’s are not … Read more6 Benefits of LED Horticultural Lighting