Irrigation


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...

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...

The Waterborne Ultimatum The Waterborne Ultimatum The Waterborne Ultimatum The Waterborne Ultimatum


For hydroponic growers, a waterborne pathogen can signal the death of an entire crop. How do you deal with these ruthless killers? Begin...

Low-Maintenance Hydroponics: Self-Watering Containers Low-Maintenance Hydroponics: Self-Watering Containers Low-Maintenance Hydroponics: Self-Watering Containers Low-Maintenance Hydroponics: Self-Watering Containers


Thinking about that summer vacation? Well, sub-irrigation—with its concealed water supply hydrating the growing medium—might be the key to...

4 Things Affecting the Drainage of Your Soil 4 Things Affecting the Drainage of Your Soil 4 Things Affecting the Drainage of Your Soil 4 Things Affecting the Drainage of Your Soil


Managing cultivated plants so that they receive just the right amount of water when they need it is as much an art as it is a science.

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...

Good to Grow: Nutrients, Water Generators, Lighting, and More Good to Grow: Nutrients, Water Generators, Lighting, and More Good to Grow: Nutrients, Water Generators, Lighting, and More Good to Grow: Nutrients, Water Generators, Lighting, and More


Maximum Yield is pleased to showcase some of the best modern growing products available on the market right now. In this post we are...

What are Self-Watering Planters and Containers? What are Self-Watering Planters and Containers? What are Self-Watering Planters and Containers? What are Self-Watering Planters and Containers?


Self-watering planters and containers are convenient and practical, but are they a cure-all for gardeners looking to save on labor?

Water Plants: How Much Water is Too Much? Water Plants: How Much Water is Too Much? Water Plants: How Much Water is Too Much? Water Plants: How Much Water is Too Much?


Should you be watering your plants once a day? Different plants and different soils need different watering regimens. Here’s a general...

Can You Remove Salt from Sea Water and Give it to Your Plants? Can You Remove Salt from Sea Water and Give it to Your Plants? Can You Remove Salt from Sea Water and Give it to Your Plants? Can You Remove Salt from Sea Water and Give it to Your Plants?


While regular droughts and fresh water shortages are becoming a reality for many, seawater is still a plentiful resource...

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...

The Convenience of Hydroponic Nutrient Application Systems The Convenience of Hydroponic Nutrient Application Systems The Convenience of Hydroponic Nutrient Application Systems The Convenience of Hydroponic Nutrient Application Systems


The application of a balanced nutrient solution to plant roots is a basic principle of hydroponic growing. Making this irrigation as...

Taking Charge: Four Things You Need to Control in the Growroom Taking Charge: Four Things You Need to Control in the Growroom Taking Charge: Four Things You Need to Control in the Growroom Taking Charge: Four Things You Need to Control in the Growroom


Being a successful indoor gardener means providing your plants with all of the right growing conditions they need to thrive. Here are some...

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...

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...

Sundrop Farms: Growing Something Out of Nothing Sundrop Farms: Growing Something Out of Nothing Sundrop Farms: Growing Something Out of Nothing Sundrop Farms: Growing Something Out of Nothing


Sundrop Farms has figured out how to make the desert bloom using sunlight, seawater, and little else.

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