How to Grow Hydroponic Mint: No Soil, No Problem

There are over 500 types of mint, botanists define slightly less than 30 species with the remaining 400+ being hybrids of these primary species. Common characteristics of all mint plants are the volatile and essential oils that create their hallmark menthol aroma and flavor. Another common characteristic of most mint plants is that they thrive … Read more How to Grow Hydroponic Mint: No Soil, No Problem

Using Oasis Grow Cubes and Root Cubes: Pros and Cons

Oasis Cubes for Plant Propagation Oasis Cubes are manufactured from water-absorbent foam, Phenolic foam, also known as Floral Foam. Also known as Oasis Root Cubes, they offer a good starting environment for seedlings and plant cuttings, not as a full growing medium. Lightweight pre-formed cubes designed for plant propagation. They have a neutral pH and … Read more Using Oasis Grow Cubes and Root Cubes: Pros and Cons

How to Control and Prevent Algae in Hydroponics

Algae can sometimes be a major problem in hydroponic systems. Algae can be green, reddish-brown, or black. It clings to conduits and channels, grows on media, and oozes from pumps and tubing, it basically clogs up the entire system. Algae sometimes emit a foul odor as it decomposes in the nutrient solution. Heavy infestations can … Read more How to Control and Prevent Algae in Hydroponics

DIY Hydroponic Mushrooms: How to Grow Mushrooms Hydroponically

Mushrooms can be grown hydroponically, in a very similar fashion to that used for conventional rooting plants. Mushrooms do not have roots but can still thrive in a soil-less hydroponic media. They actually mature and produce faster than either conventionally cultivated mushrooms or other standard hydroponic crops. Fungus, which is what a mushroom actually is, … Read more DIY Hydroponic Mushrooms: How to Grow Mushrooms Hydroponically

How to Prune Strawberries and When to Cut Back

As your strawberries begin to grow, you’ll need to keep up with the maintenance. This will involve pruning and cutting back the runners. When to Cut Back Strawberries? Remove the flower stalks of June-bearing strawberry plants as they appear throughout the first growing season. More production can be expected if the plants are allowed to … Read more How to Prune Strawberries and When to Cut Back

How to Grow Hydroponic Cucumbers Indoors and Outdoors

When it comes to growing cucumbers hydroponically, it can be indoors or out. It’s important to note, that some cucumbers will lend themselves better to being grown in a hydroponic system. Let’s get started learning how to plant cucumbers in your hydroponic system and what the requirements are for growing them. Quick Reference pH range … Read more How to Grow Hydroponic Cucumbers Indoors and Outdoors