Water Supply


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...

Free Water? Dehumidifier Water and Consumable Plants Free Water? Dehumidifier Water and Consumable Plants Free Water? Dehumidifier Water and Consumable Plants Free Water? Dehumidifier Water and Consumable Plants


Using recycled water from a growroom’s dehumidifier is tempting for a lot of growers looking to conserve water and energy. But is...

Photo of aquaponic fish under water. Photo of aquaponic fish under water. Photo of aquaponic fish under water. Photo of aquaponic fish under water.


Your crop and fish may be getting by, but are they thriving? If not, you may want to ensure your system is circulating well and dissolved...

Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity


You can’t see it and you don’t even know it’s there—but the dissolved oxygen in your water supply is critical to maintaining the health and...

A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight. A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight. A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight. A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight.


True or false? Watering plants on a hot sunny day will scorch their leaves. Read on to find out!

Hard or soft water Hard or soft water Hard or soft water Hard or soft water


Not all water is the same and what type of water—whether hard or soft—is flowing through the pipes in your house might be impacting how...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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