Water Supply


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.

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.

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...

Grey Water Tips & Tricks: Adding a Touch of Grey to Your Summer Grey Water Tips & Tricks: Adding a Touch of Grey to Your Summer Grey Water Tips & Tricks: Adding a Touch of Grey to Your Summer Grey Water Tips & Tricks: Adding a Touch of Grey to Your Summer


Across the United States, more households are choosing to add grey water conversion kits to their household plumbing. Why? To save money...

10 Ways to Conserve Water This Summer 10 Ways to Conserve Water This Summer 10 Ways to Conserve Water This Summer 10 Ways to Conserve Water This Summer


Conserving water can be as effortless as turning off the faucet and re-purposing water that would otherwise wasted. Every little bit helps,...

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.

Water Wisely: Irrigation Scheduling in Soilless Culture Water Wisely: Irrigation Scheduling in Soilless Culture Water Wisely: Irrigation Scheduling in Soilless Culture Water Wisely: Irrigation Scheduling in Soilless Culture


Proper watering practices are vital to the health and well-being of your plants. Both overwatering and under-watering can cause a whole...

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...

Water Conservation and Hydroponics Water Conservation and Hydroponics Water Conservation and Hydroponics Water Conservation and Hydroponics


As hydroponic gardeners already, we all understand the importance of conserving water—a hydroponic garden uses less water than a...

Evaluating the Electrical Conductivity of Water Evaluating the Electrical Conductivity of Water Evaluating the Electrical Conductivity of Water Evaluating the Electrical Conductivity of Water


The electrical conductivity of water is actually a measure of salinity. It’s important to monitor its levels in your water supply because...

How to Prevent Clogging of Emitters in Drip Irrigation How to Prevent Clogging of Emitters in Drip Irrigation How to Prevent Clogging of Emitters in Drip Irrigation How to Prevent Clogging of Emitters in Drip Irrigation


A micro-irrigation system should be properly planned and managed in order to fully benefit from its many advantages. One of the main...

10 Best Watering Practices 10 Best Watering Practices 10 Best Watering Practices 10 Best Watering Practices


Water provides the required hydrogen for plant growth and helps carry nutrients throughout the plant, but too much can prove deadly, and is...

Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden


There are many places where water comes from, and each source affects your plants differently. Read on to learn about the different water...

Preventing the Negative Effect of Water Salinity on Soil Preventing the Negative Effect of Water Salinity on Soil Preventing the Negative Effect of Water Salinity on Soil Preventing the Negative Effect of Water Salinity on Soil


Salt buildups lead to imbalanced concentrations, so it’s important to know the amount of water you need to add as a leach.

Choosing Chlorine Chemicals for Water Disinfection Choosing Chlorine Chemicals for Water Disinfection Choosing Chlorine Chemicals for Water Disinfection Choosing Chlorine Chemicals for Water Disinfection


There is more than one type of chlorine chemical out there, and each comes with its own set of pros and cons when it comes to disinfecting...

Replacing Mixing Barrel and Bathtubs with Garden Nutrient Dosers Replacing Mixing Barrel and Bathtubs with Garden Nutrient Dosers Replacing Mixing Barrel and Bathtubs with Garden Nutrient Dosers Replacing Mixing Barrel and Bathtubs with Garden Nutrient Dosers


So long, mixing barrel. See you later, bathtub. Nutrient dosers are time-saving, accurate and easy to use, allowing growers to focus on...

You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants


Using a jug to measure the volume of nutrient solution from each dripper in hydroponic systems is important for irrigation. Growth...

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