Water Supply


Water Retention in Soilless Media Water Retention in Soilless Media Water Retention in Soilless Media Water Retention in Soilless Media


While various grow media retain water differently, where and what you are growing also factor in to what medium to select for best results....

Water Worries: Water Quality Issues and How to Deal with Them Water Worries: Water Quality Issues and How to Deal with Them Water Worries: Water Quality Issues and How to Deal with Them Water Worries: Water Quality Issues and How to Deal with Them


If your water is not right your plants won’t reach their full potential—Dr. Lynette Morgan takes you through everything you need to know...

Measuring Up: Meters and Tests That Can Help Your Garden Measuring Up: Meters and Tests That Can Help Your Garden Measuring Up: Meters and Tests That Can Help Your Garden Measuring Up: Meters and Tests That Can Help Your Garden


There are many meters and test kits available to help growers keep track of what is going on in their gardens.

Exotic Contaminants Exotic Contaminants Exotic Contaminants Exotic Contaminants


Water is water, right? Wrong. There is a lot more in your water than just hydrogen and oxygen; in fact, there could be some nasty exotic...

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...

Slow & Steady: Slow Sand Filtration for Hydroponics Slow & Steady: Slow Sand Filtration for Hydroponics Slow & Steady: Slow Sand Filtration for Hydroponics Slow & Steady: Slow Sand Filtration for Hydroponics


Sometimes taking your time truly does produce better results, which is why microfiltration using sand is one of the best defenses against...

Irrigation: You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants Irrigation: You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants Irrigation: You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants Irrigation: 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...

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.

Purifying Your Water: A Reverse Osmosis Primer Purifying Your Water: A Reverse Osmosis Primer Purifying Your Water: A Reverse Osmosis Primer Purifying Your Water: A Reverse Osmosis Primer


In a nutshell, osmosis describes “the diffusion of water across a selectively permeable membrane from a region of low-solute concentration...

Soft Water’s Not That Hard! Soft Water’s Not That Hard! Soft Water’s Not That Hard! Soft Water’s Not That Hard!


Softened water is one of those “hate it or love it” things; however, regardless of which camp you’re in, knowing a little bit about water...

Ebb and Flow Hydroponic Systems Ebb and Flow Hydroponic Systems Ebb and Flow Hydroponic Systems Ebb and Flow Hydroponic Systems


An ebb and flow hydroponic system maximizes nutrient uptake and available oxygen in the root zone. Here's how these systems work and why...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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