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

Using Epsom Salt for Magnesium Deficiencies in Hydroponic Gardens

Epsom salt is frequently suggested to treat Magnesium deficiencies, not only in conventional soil-based gardening but in hydroponics as well. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate, it is comprised of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. All three of its core elements are essential to healthy plant development. Magnesium is the central element of the chlorophyll molecule and … Read more Using Epsom Salt for Magnesium Deficiencies in Hydroponic Gardens

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

DIY C02 Generators for Greenhouses and Hydroponics

There are several methods to generate C02 carbon dioxide enrichment for greenhouses and grow rooms. A very basic Carbon Dioxide generator can be easily made with sugar, baking soda, and dry active yeast. Other methods include Dry Ice and baking soda/vinegar. Producing C02 with dry ice works to a very limited extent by simply allowing … Read more DIY C02 Generators for Greenhouses and Hydroponics

How to Grow Hydroponic Carrots

Carrots can be grown indoors hydroponically all year around. Here you will find answers to commonly asked questions for hydroponic carrots as well as tips for starting, planting, growing, and harvesting your carrots. Hundreds of carrot varieties exist. There are 4 primary groups Imperator, Nantes, Danvers, and Chantenay. You’ll need to do some basic research … Read more How to Grow Hydroponic Carrots