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

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