Metering & Monitoring


Building up the Brix for Healthier, Nutrient-Dense Crops Building up the Brix for Healthier, Nutrient-Dense Crops Building up the Brix for Healthier, Nutrient-Dense Crops Building up the Brix for Healthier, Nutrient-Dense Crops


The best organic farmers often boast about growing nutrient-dense, high-brix plants. Brix is a measurement of the sugar content in the sap,...

Grower taking a pH reading in a hydro system. Grower taking a pH reading in a hydro system. Grower taking a pH reading in a hydro system. Grower taking a pH reading in a hydro system.


Check out how to keep a good pH balance and maximize nutrient uptake in your hydro system.

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...

Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition


Electrical conductivity test (EC) is a quick and inexpensive way to determine the salt concentration of a solution. For growers, it...

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Few things in life are perfect, but a grower needs to do whatever it takes to get their hydroponic garden’s pH levels as perfect as...

Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH


To get the most out of your plants, follow our expert's advice on balancing pH in your garden.

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.

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Is it possible to auto-balance pH without chemicals? We put Torus Hydro's balancer to the test to find out.

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.

Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom. Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom. Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom. Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom.


Many indoor gardens aren’t set up to take advantage of natural sunlight, but doing so is practical, effective and leads to huge savings on...

3 Aquaponic Stress Factors 3 Aquaponic Stress Factors 3 Aquaponic Stress Factors 3 Aquaponic Stress Factors


What should you do when fish hit their heads on the walls? When growing fish for food in aquaponics, it's important to consider 3 major...

Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe. Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe. Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe. Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe.


There are tools and instruments that can make your life as a grower a little easier once you have the basic equipment up and running.

How to Gain Control of Your Garden's pH, ppm, and EC Levels How to Gain Control of Your Garden's pH, ppm, and EC Levels How to Gain Control of Your Garden's pH, ppm, and EC Levels How to Gain Control of Your Garden's pH, ppm, and EC Levels


EC, pH and ppm are caused by tiny molecules, but they have a huge impact on your garden. Here, Mark Boutwell explain what these things are,...

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Technology in the grow industry continues to evolve, making life easier for indoor cultivators. Kent Gruetzmacher takes a look at some of...

Why You Should Be Taking Photos of Your Plants Why You Should Be Taking Photos of Your Plants Why You Should Be Taking Photos of Your Plants Why You Should Be Taking Photos of Your Plants


Observing the plants in your garden closely is key to successful harvests year after year. One way to ensure intimate visuals that you can...

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...

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Electrical conductivity measurements were once one of the only ways growers could check up on the elemental concentrations of their...

The Complexities of Defining and Measuring Light Energy The Complexities of Defining and Measuring Light Energy The Complexities of Defining and Measuring Light Energy The Complexities of Defining and Measuring Light Energy


Light energy is an extremely complex property to measure. In order to better understand light energy and its relation to our world, we have...

Understanding PPM in Soil Understanding PPM in Soil Understanding PPM in Soil Understanding PPM in Soil


The over-used expression, ppm, is short-hand for parts per million, and it’s one of the most common items that shows up on soil test...

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