Rich Hamilton

Rich Hamilton has been in the hydroponics industry for more than 20 years, working originally as a general manager in a hydroponics retail outlet before becoming an account manager at Century Growsystems. He enjoys working on a daily basis with shop owners, manufacturers, distributors, and end users to develop premium products.

Articles by Rich Hamilton


Why The Process of Cannabis Decarboxylation is so Important Why The Process of Cannabis Decarboxylation is so Important Why The Process of Cannabis Decarboxylation is so Important Why The Process of Cannabis Decarboxylation is so Important


Be sure to get the most out of your cannabis culinary creations by making sure your product goes under decarboxylation, a simple process...

The Top 6 Types of Terpenes Found in Cannabis The Top 6 Types of Terpenes Found in Cannabis The Top 6 Types of Terpenes Found in Cannabis The Top 6 Types of Terpenes Found in Cannabis


The aroma and flavor of each specific cannabis strain is trying to tell you something. Just listen to those terpenes...

A Quick Guide to Cannabis Infusions A Quick Guide to Cannabis Infusions A Quick Guide to Cannabis Infusions A Quick Guide to Cannabis Infusions


Here's a quick guide to making your own infusions, and a prediction of how strong they will end up being.

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Used by ancient civilizations, guano remains a valuable asset in the garden with its natural fertilizing abilities.

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Rich Hamilton explains how we can use the scientific concept of negative pressure to produce greater yields, while greatly decreasing the...

3 Ways to Control Odors in a Grow Room 3 Ways to Control Odors in a Grow Room 3 Ways to Control Odors in a Grow Room 3 Ways to Control Odors in a Grow Room


With modern hydroponic equipment being as good as it is these days, most odors and bacteria can be scrubbed out by passing contaminated air...

Growing Organically with Compost Teas and Nutrient Mush Growing Organically with Compost Teas and Nutrient Mush Growing Organically with Compost Teas and Nutrient Mush Growing Organically with Compost Teas and Nutrient Mush


Nutrient feeding “mush” and “tea” brews have been around for a while now. People that use them swear by them and will preach about them to...

Powdered Plant Nutrients: Why Some Growers are Switching Over Powdered Plant Nutrients: Why Some Growers are Switching Over Powdered Plant Nutrients: Why Some Growers are Switching Over Powdered Plant Nutrients: Why Some Growers are Switching Over


The benefits of mixing your own plant fertilizers from powdered concentrates should not be overlooked.

The Do's and Don'ts of Foliar Feeding The Do's and Don'ts of Foliar Feeding The Do's and Don'ts of Foliar Feeding The Do's and Don'ts of Foliar Feeding


A commonly overlooked method used in vegetative and flowering stages, foliar feeding allows for nutrients to pass into the vascular system...

Your Best Organic Pest Control Options Your Best Organic Pest Control Options Your Best Organic Pest Control Options Your Best Organic Pest Control Options


Pest control can be one of the most frustrating aspects of growing, but it doesn’t have to involve a compromise on crop quality.

Is Chemical Flushing Necessary Is Chemical Flushing Necessary Is Chemical Flushing Necessary Is Chemical Flushing Necessary


In nature, water serves as an ideal flushing system. It will work for your hydroponic system, too. But is it the best means available? Rich...

Balancing Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) Principles Balancing Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) Principles Balancing Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) Principles Balancing Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) Principles


Plant growth regulators are a chemical or mix of chemicals that make a plant change beyond its naturally physiological growth actions,...

Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide


No grower wants pests in their garden, but how they are dealt with can have varying consequences on plant health, your health, and the...

In a PK Panic? In a PK Panic? In a PK Panic? In a PK Panic?


What is PK? What does it do? How does it work? When is it used, and for how long? Why are there different PK ratios?

Q&A by Rich Hamilton


When is the best time to foliar feed my plants? Lights on or off? When is the best time to foliar feed my plants? Lights on or off? When is the best time to foliar feed my plants? Lights on or off? When is the best time to foliar feed my plants? Lights on or off?


First of all, I would like to thank you for such a great question relating to the article: The Do's and Don'ts of Foliar Feeding. I want to...

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