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.
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.
Leaf miner flies, or more affectionately known as leaf miners can be a truly devastating pest if they manage to enter your hydroponics system. They aren’t common and typically as the larvae need soil or medium to flourish they will not affect all hydroponics systems. They can however become a problem with a wide variety of hydroponic crops, including tomatoes and peppers.
According to a new study by the Australian Rural industries and Development Corporation (RIRDC) worms could play a significant role in the future of hydroponics and the creation of sustainable urban communities.
In the world’s second busiest airport, Chicago’s O’Hare Airport they are embracing vertical aeroponics farming with the opening of the O’Hare Urban Garden. The garden sits between terminals 2 and 3 on a mezzanine level and measures an impressive 928 square foot; it will be used to grow 50 different varieties of herbs and vegetables for various restaurants within the airport.
We often highlight hydroponics and aquaponics in far flung corners of the world such as the Middle East and even the heart of the Pacific Ocean. For the latest news of an innovative hydroponics project however we needn’t look any further than Manchester.
There are an amazing variety of grow lights out there on the market, varying in price and function. Each type has various benefits and downsides although you should carefully consider the types of plants you are growing as the different colours of light produced by grow lamps can dramatically alter the way in which your plants develop.
In the past setting up your very own hydroponic garden required some time and effort. For many of us this was the most enjoyable aspect of hydroponic growing, perfecting your system so that it provides the perfect environment for your plants.
Hydroponics, as a system of growing based upon water (just look at the etymology) is understandably based upon H2O. Ultimately the quality and temperature of your water is important if you want to raise healthy plants and bumper crops, both will be explored…
When you have your hydroponics system set up you are continually checking your pH levels, your nutrient solution and grow room conditions it is easy to forget about your roots. The roots of your plants however are like their mouths and understandably ensuring they are healthy and functioning properly is key to ensuring the health of your plants. Rootbound is a common problem and results when your plants’ roots do not have enough space in which to grow and[...]