Hydroponic Nutrient Film Technique

Nutrient Film Technique for Hydroponics In Nutrient film technique systems a shallow stream of nutrient enriched water is continuously re-circulated past the plants root balls which are suspended in in watertight channels. It is best that the channels depth be relatively shallow and only a thin film of nutrient enriched water [nutrient solution] is trickled … Read more

Basic Aeroponics. Hydroponics on Steroids

What is Aeroponics and how does it differ from Hydroponics In Aeroponic gardening the plants are watered and nourished by a mist instead of a flow or pool as is the case with standard hydroponic gardening. It is closely related to hydroponics but differs in many major respects. The plant roots and part of the … Read more

How to Build a Hydroponic Water Culture System

If you’re a home gardener who’s looking for an efficient way to grow plants, hydroponic water culture systems may be the solution you’ve been searching for. These systems are easy to set up and maintain, and they can help you produce healthy plants with minimal effort. In this guide, we’ll teach you how to build your own hydroponic water culture system using everyday materials. Let’s get started!

How to Build a Hydroponic Flood and Drain (aka Ebb and Flow) System

Building your own hydroponic flood and drain (aka ebb and flow) system is a great way to get into hydroponics. This versatile system can be used to grow a variety of plants, from flowers and herbs to vegetables and fruits. It’s also one of the easiest hydroponic systems to build, making it a great option for beginners. In this post, we’ll show you how to build your own hydroponic flood and drain system, step-by-step. Let’s get started!

How to Condition and Improve Your Garden Soil

If you’re like most home gardeners, you want your garden to be healthy and produce beautiful plants. But did you know that the quality of your soil is one of the most important factors in determining how successful your garden will be? Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to condition your soil. In this guide, we’ll cover some basics on improving your garden soil.

How to Build a Hydroponic Wick System

Wick systems are a great option for those who want to start growing their own plants hydroponically. They’re simple to build and relatively inexpensive, making them a great choice for home gardeners on a budget. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps of how to build your own. Let’s get started!

Vermiponics: How to Incorporate Worm Castings into Your Hydroponics

Are you looking for a way to improve your hydroponics setup? If so, you may want to consider incorporating vermiponics into your system. Vermiponics is a technique that uses worms to produce castings (poop), which can then be used to fertilize plants in a hydroponic system. By using vermiponics, you can improve the overall health of your plants and increase your yields. Keep reading to learn more!

Peat Pots: What You Need to Know

Basil seedlings in biodegradable peat pots on a wooden table.

Peat Pots are a favorite biodegradable way to start seeds indoors. When it’s time to transplant, set pot and all into the soil, the roots will grow right through the peat pot walls, permitting replanting without removing the pot. No shock or setback is suffered, so faster, heavier growth takes place. Peat Pots are made … Read more

Using Hydrogel Water Crystals for Gardening

Looking for an easy way to keep your plants watered? Hydrogel water crystals may be just what you need! These little crystals can absorb up to 200 times their weight in water, which means they can help keep your plants hydrated for up to two weeks. But how do they affect soil health? We explore these topics and more in this guide.

How to Use Praying Mantises as Beneficial Insects in the Garden

Macro portrait of praying mantis on a leaf.

If you’re a gardener, you know the importance of keeping pests under control. But did you know that there are some beneficial insects that you can use to help with this? One such insect is the praying mantis. Praying mantises are predatory and eat a variety of pests, making them a great choice for gardeners looking to get rid of harmful bugs. In this guide, we’ll discuss how to use praying mantises in your garden and some of the benefits they provide. So read on to learn more!