• 10 Common Mistakes Hydroponic Gardeners Make!

    10 Common Mistakes Hydroponic Gardeners Make! Entering into Hydroponic world can be fun and rewarding. After all growing edibles without soil is advantageous as it involves less space & labor, manages pests effectively and many more. But you can run into some common errors and face sluggish growth while...
  • nutritional quality of hydroponics vs. soil grown veggies and fruit

    nutritional quality of hydroponics vs. soil grown veggies and fruit   Nutrients/trace elements from the soil do contribute to the nutritional make up of soil grown fruits and vegetables. In the case of hydroponically grown foods, in theory they do not have access to these trace elements – they...
  • Are Hydroponic Vegetables Healthy

    Are Hydroponic Vegetables Healthy Source:- http://www.livestrong.com   Consumers frequently spot vegetables at the supermarket labeled as hydroponically grown, but confusion still exists over how these healthy looking vegetables stack up against conventionally grown produce. Understanding how hydroponics works and how it affects the nutritional value of the foods produced...
  • 17 Common Diseases of Leafy Vegetables: Photos, Prevention, and Treatment

    17 Common Diseases of Leafy Vegetables: Photos, Prevention, and Treatment   Diseases of leafy vegetables can cause devastating effects to your crop. They can completely kill your crop or significantly reduce its quality, which means that you can incur great losses if one of the diseases strikes your garden....
  • Questions regarding water in Hydroponics.

    Questions regarding water in Hydroponics.   How important is water quality in hydroponics? Water containing too much calcium and magnesium (called “total Hardness”) may create serious problems. Contact your municipal water supplier who can provide you with an analysis of your water supply. If you are using well water,...
  • Regular Maintenance of Your Hydroponic System

    Regular Maintenance of Your Hydroponic System   Testing the nutrient balance of your liquid solution should be done at least every 3 days.  There are several ways to check the pH of the nutrient solution in your hydroponic system.  Paper test strips are probably the most inexpensive way to...
  • 15 Best Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs for Hydroponics

    15 Best Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs for Hydroponics   The biggest focus for hydroponic gardens has been on large-scale agriculture to reduce water-waste and carbon emissions, but they are perfect for smaller spaces as well.  These gardens are a perfect way to circumvent a grocery store or to help...
  • How Do Plants Get the Nutrients & Water They Need for Growth?

    How Do Plants Get the Nutrients & Water They Need for Growth?   Just as humans digest food for energy, plants use a number of absorption techniques to get the nutrients and moisture necessary for vigorous growth. As roots dive into the soil, they encounter air, water and nutrient...
  • Best Hydroponic Systems

    Best Hydroponic Systems Soilless growing has a lot to recommend it, especially to urban gardeners. Hydroponic systems can take advantage of light-poor and unused spaces in the house or flat, provide a maintainable option to those with little time to care for their plants, and, crucially, allow for year-round growing. Even if...
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