Hydroponics Guide

How To's In The World Of Hydroponics

  • Algae-Retrofitting

    Vertical Farming Retrofit to Battle CO2 Emissions

    Vertical farming and agriculture are featuring more heavily in urban planning and architecture, not purely for food production but also for combating CO2 production. The latest phase in this trend has been heralded by architecture firm Influx_Studio who are looking at retrofitting buildings with green areas and sustainable technology to lower CO2 emissions. The firm clearly feel that this is the future of green building design, particularly in Chicago where they estimate that around three quarters of CO2 emissions in[...]

  • philippines-hydroponics

    Hydroponics for Social Welfare in The Philippines

    In Cebu, a province within the Philippines the authorities are hoping to help poor households by encouraging urban food production and the use of hydroponics. The initiative, spearheaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of Science and Technology is not only a way for poorer families to generate food, but also additional income through the selling of their produce.

  • desert texas hydroponics

    High Value Livestock Feed Delivered by

    In the USA and specifically the ranches of Texas hydroponics is becoming an increasingly popular option for the production of livestock feed. This growth in popularity of hydroponic methods can be seen as a response to the current drought in the area and the result of dry spells on crop prices.  It is through increased adoption however that the ranching community is now realising the benefits that hydroponics can deliver to their ranch and business more widely. Within Texas ranchers[...]

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    Grow Lamp Focus: CFLs (Compact Fluorescent...

    Having a fully operational and productive grow room requires a significant amount of lighting. Lighting however requires a large amount of power which can lead to your produce costing a considerable amount of money. One of the options to reduce you electricity bills is to utilise CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lighting) grow lamps.

  • Nassau

    Sustainable Agriculture Given a Boost in Nassau

    In Nassau, the commercial centre of the Bahamas a new supermarket is opening that is placing a great emphasis on locally produced foods, particularly those grown hydroponically. Solomon’s Fresh Market is partnering with Lucayan Tropical Farmers Market to provide green, healthy and organic produce to the population of Nassau, whilst supporting Bahamian businesses.

Grow Tent Help – Why are They Important?

Posted by HydroponicsWizard On May - 14 - 2012 0 Comment
grow tent1

If you love a bit of gardening but don’t have the outside space to cultivate your plants then it can be frustrating to say the least. If however you consider that a grow tent provides an interior space in which it is possible to rear and tend a garden then this frustration can soon be undone.

How many grow lights do I need?

Posted by TheDuke On April - 20 - 2012 0 Comment
grow-lights

If you have an interior hydroponics set up then it is likely that you will need grow lights to give your plants the light then need

Vertical Farming Retrofit to Battle CO2 Emissions

Posted by HydroponicsWizard On February - 20 - 2012 0 Comment
Algae-Retrofitting

Vertical farming and agriculture are featuring more heavily in urban planning and architecture, not purely for food production but also for combating CO2 production. The latest phase in this trend has been heralded by architecture firm Influx_Studio who are looking at retrofitting buildings with green areas and sustainable technology to lower CO2 emissions. The firm clearly feel that this is the future of green building design, particularly in Chicago where they estimate that around three quarters of CO2 emissions in[...]

Hydroponics for Social Welfare in The Philippines

Posted by HydroponicsWizard On February - 17 - 2012 0 Comment
philippines-hydroponics

In Cebu, a province within the Philippines the authorities are hoping to help poor households by encouraging urban food production and the use of hydroponics. The initiative, spearheaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of Science and Technology is not only a way for poorer families to generate food, but also additional income through the selling of their produce.

High Value Livestock Feed Delivered by Hydroponics

Posted by HydroponicsWizard On February - 15 - 2012 0 Comment
desert texas hydroponics

In the USA and specifically the ranches of Texas hydroponics is becoming an increasingly popular option for the production of livestock feed. This growth in popularity of hydroponic methods can be seen as a response to the current drought in the area and the result of dry spells on crop prices.  It is through increased adoption however that the ranching community is now realising the benefits that hydroponics can deliver to their ranch and business more widely. Within Texas ranchers[...]

Grow Lamp Focus: CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lighting)

Posted by TheDuke On February - 8 - 2012 0 Comment
2012-02-08_105338

Having a fully operational and productive grow room requires a significant amount of lighting. Lighting however requires a large amount of power which can lead to your produce costing a considerable amount of money. One of the options to reduce you electricity bills is to utilise CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lighting) grow lamps.

Disease Focus: Botrytis (Grey Mould)

Posted by TheDuke On December - 13 - 2011 0 Comment
Botrytis Disease Plant

Botrytis is known buy many names, ash mould, grey mould and even the rather mysterious ghost spot. Each name however is used to describe the symptoms of Botrytis, a fungal pathogen that is extremely common in humid environments which have insufficient air circulation.

Benefits of Using a Grow Tent

Posted by Greg Jowers On December - 12 - 2011 0 Comment
Grow Tents

A grow tent is a convenient place to cultivate crops, particularly if you do not have the luxury of a greenhouse or the space for a grow room. Grow tents can also be exceptional value for money, as long as you look for a quality product that incorporates certain key features.

Sustainable Agriculture Given a Boost in Nassau

Posted by HydroponicsWizard On November - 30 - 2011 0 Comment
Nassau

In Nassau, the commercial centre of the Bahamas a new supermarket is opening that is placing a great emphasis on locally produced foods, particularly those grown hydroponically. Solomon’s Fresh Market is partnering with Lucayan Tropical Farmers Market to provide green, healthy and organic produce to the population of Nassau, whilst supporting Bahamian businesses.

Disease Focus: Rust

Posted by Greg Jowers On November - 16 - 2011 0 Comment
rust fungi

Rust is a type of fungi which can affect your hydroponic system. Its tell tale signs include rusty red/brown spots on the underneath of your leaves and can also be prevalent on the stems.