Irrigation


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


If your water is not right your plants won’t reach their full potential.

Indoor tomato garden with a watering can in the background. Indoor tomato garden with a watering can in the background. Indoor tomato garden with a watering can in the background. Indoor tomato garden with a watering can in the background.


It may take a bit of experimenting to find the balance between overwatering and under-watering, but once you've got that down, you can...

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System


When setting up a home irrigation system, there are quite a few things that could potentially go wrong. Here are some common mistakes to...

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...

How pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality How pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality How pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality How pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality


Two aspects of the water supply—pH and total dissolved solids (TDS)—affect many aspects of plant growth and vigor.

Leaf lettuce growing in an outdoor hydroponic system Leaf lettuce growing in an outdoor hydroponic system Leaf lettuce growing in an outdoor hydroponic system Leaf lettuce growing in an outdoor hydroponic system


While designed for indoor growing, outdoor hydroponic systems can provide solutions to problems such as diminishing arable land, 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? 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...

From Toilet to Tap: Some Dirty Truths About Your Drinking Water From Toilet to Tap: Some Dirty Truths About Your Drinking Water From Toilet to Tap: Some Dirty Truths About Your Drinking Water From Toilet to Tap: Some Dirty Truths About Your Drinking Water


We’re all concerned about climate change, air pollution and greenhouse gases, but what do we know about the state of our water supply?

Substrate Selection & Moisture Management: What You NEED to Know Substrate Selection & Moisture Management: What You NEED to Know Substrate Selection & Moisture Management: What You NEED to Know Substrate Selection & Moisture Management: What You NEED to Know


Here’s a closer look at some best watering practices in the hydroponic garden, based on what substrate you’ve chosen.

Faster Seed Germination with Cold Plasma Treatments: Energize Your Seeds Faster Seed Germination with Cold Plasma Treatments: Energize Your Seeds Faster Seed Germination with Cold Plasma Treatments: Energize Your Seeds Faster Seed Germination with Cold Plasma Treatments: Energize Your Seeds


We all want faster germination and better performance from our seeds. What if there was an emerging technology that could do that, plus...

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...

Young cucumber plant in a hydroponic drip irrigation system. Young cucumber plant in a hydroponic drip irrigation system. Young cucumber plant in a hydroponic drip irrigation system. Young cucumber plant in a hydroponic drip irrigation system.


With the majority of commercial hydroponic crops grown using drip irrigation, indoor gardeners have long adapted this solution delivery...

Small plant in a container being watered. Small plant in a container being watered. Small plant in a container being watered. Small plant in a container being watered.


A popular gardening myth out there goes a little something like this: “Add a layer of gravel or other coarse material in the bottom of...

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!

Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully


Unlike a young child who is acting out, plants in need often have a time tough communicating exactly what it is that they want. You can bet...

Interpreting a Water Report: How to Make the Most of the Information You Have Interpreting a Water Report: How to Make the Most of the Information You Have Interpreting a Water Report: How to Make the Most of the Information You Have Interpreting a Water Report: How to Make the Most of the Information You Have


Getting a water quality report is one thing, but interpreting the findings is a whole other game. Here, David Kessler shows us in the ins...

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 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...

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