Water Supply


Fertilizer: When Too Much Is Too Much Fertilizer: When Too Much Is Too Much Fertilizer: When Too Much Is Too Much Fertilizer: When Too Much Is Too Much


In hopes of a bountiful harvest, many growers don’t worry about the amount of fertilizer or pesticides they spray onto their crops. It’s...

RO Water: Your Nutrient Formula’s BFF RO Water: Your Nutrient Formula’s BFF RO Water: Your Nutrient Formula’s BFF RO Water: Your Nutrient Formula’s BFF


The best way to ensure that you starting with a clean foundation of pure water on which to build your formula of plant-specific nutrients...

Waste Not a Drop: 9 Ways to Get the Most from Your Water Waste Not a Drop: 9 Ways to Get the Most from Your Water Waste Not a Drop: 9 Ways to Get the Most from Your Water Waste Not a Drop: 9 Ways to Get the Most from Your Water


Water is precious and a finite resource, so it’s up to us as growers to use it wisely. Check out these 9 tips that will help you do your...

Harvesting the Rain: How to Properly Collect Rainwater for Reuse in the Garden Harvesting the Rain: How to Properly Collect Rainwater for Reuse in the Garden Harvesting the Rain: How to Properly Collect Rainwater for Reuse in the Garden Harvesting the Rain: How to Properly Collect Rainwater for Reuse in the Garden


Whether it’s out of necessity, to lower your water bills, or to help the planet, harvesting rainwater can be rewarding.

Fogponics: A New Spin on Aeroponic Gardens Fogponics: A New Spin on Aeroponic Gardens Fogponics: A New Spin on Aeroponic Gardens Fogponics: A New Spin on Aeroponic Gardens


High-pressure aeroponics (fogponics) is the most efficient way to grow, as determined by NASA, and with today’s technological advancements,...

Algae Growth in Your Hydroponic System: Friend or Foe? Algae Growth in Your Hydroponic System: Friend or Foe? Algae Growth in Your Hydroponic System: Friend or Foe? Algae Growth in Your Hydroponic System: Friend or Foe?


Algae, a green slimy plague that can rapidly overrun an unprotected hydroponic system, is a constant battle many growers face in keeping...

Tap Water and its Impact on Hydroponic Nutrients and Supplements Tap Water and its Impact on Hydroponic Nutrients and Supplements Tap Water and its Impact on Hydroponic Nutrients and Supplements Tap Water and its Impact on Hydroponic Nutrients and Supplements


There’s no point in feeding your garden expensive nutrients if the stuff in your tap water is keeping the plants from absorbing them.

Yucca Extracts: A Gardening Secret from the Desert Yucca Extracts: A Gardening Secret from the Desert Yucca Extracts: A Gardening Secret from the Desert Yucca Extracts: A Gardening Secret from the Desert


When beneficial yucca extracts are applied to your favorite garden plants, they will get an extra boost of protection to help them deal...

Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir


Coco coir (made from coconuts) is quickly becoming a popular grow medium offering horticulturalists many advantages in the garden. Coir...

Hold That Hose! Summer Garden Watering Advice Hold That Hose! Summer Garden Watering Advice Hold That Hose! Summer Garden Watering Advice Hold That Hose! Summer Garden Watering Advice


Watering is sometimes overlooked as an important part of the gardening process. A good watering schedule can improve plant growth and vigor...

The Power of ORP: Getting the Most Out of Oxidation Reduction Potential The Power of ORP: Getting the Most Out of Oxidation Reduction Potential The Power of ORP: Getting the Most Out of Oxidation Reduction Potential The Power of ORP: Getting the Most Out of Oxidation Reduction Potential


Have you heard of oxidation reduction potential? Well, turns out it can have a huge impact in the indoor garden. Read on to learn all about...

How to Understand a Water Quality Report How to Understand a Water Quality Report How to Understand a Water Quality Report How to Understand a Water Quality Report


Water is everywhere, but, increasingly, it is less fit for consumption for your plants. From pesticides to heavy metals, pollutants can...

The Benefits of Adding a Water Chiller to Your Hydroponics System The Benefits of Adding a Water Chiller to Your Hydroponics System The Benefits of Adding a Water Chiller to Your Hydroponics System The Benefits of Adding a Water Chiller to Your Hydroponics System


Here’s how to use water chillers to keep root temperatures in the optimal range.

What Every Grower Needs to Know About Water Quality What Every Grower Needs to Know About Water Quality What Every Grower Needs to Know About Water Quality What Every Grower Needs to Know About Water Quality


Water. It’s a basic requirement for all life on our planet and absolutely essential to every aspect of gardening—both indoors and out—but...

How Do I Calibrate a pH Pen? How Do I Calibrate a pH Pen? How Do I Calibrate a pH Pen? How Do I Calibrate a pH Pen?


A pH pen is a tried-and-true piece of equipment every serious gardener should own and know how to use.

10 Facts on Buffers 10 Facts on Buffers 10 Facts on Buffers 10 Facts on Buffers


The term buffer is used in a lot of ways. In general usage, it suggests a cushion or barrier of some kind between two zones. Chemically,...

Air Stones Don’t Starve Your Roots Air Stones Don’t Starve Your Roots Air Stones Don’t Starve Your Roots Air Stones Don’t Starve Your Roots


Growing plants hydroponically is different from growing plants in the dirt, and one thing that some growers don’t think about is how to get...

Reverse Osmosis: How to Get the Most out of Your RO System Reverse Osmosis: How to Get the Most out of Your RO System Reverse Osmosis: How to Get the Most out of Your RO System Reverse Osmosis: How to Get the Most out of Your RO System


Pure water is as important for your plants as it is for you. Find out how to use a reverse osmosis filter to get the most out of your...

Do You Know What’s In Your Water? Do You Know What’s In Your Water? Do You Know What’s In Your Water? Do You Know What’s In Your Water?


The results of a water test can show a grower how to customize their nutrient recipes and watering methods to optimize crop quality and...

Loading....