Can Cereals be Grown Hydroponically?

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With many countries looking to solve food shortages, hydroponics has been seen as another way to maximize crop output without using more arable land, which is diminishing each year. The main staple crops in many countries are wheat, oats, barley, rice and others. This leads to the question, “Can cereals be grown hydroponically?” The answer to this isn’t as clear-cut …

Why Do Hydroponics Need Flushing?

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New growers will often become confused when flushing is spoken about. It isn’t so much how to flush that becomes confusing, it is the “Why do hydroponics need Flushing?” which can catch them out. One of the first reasons is purely and simple as a means of maintaining system cleanliness. The second is a little more in depth because it …

How to use Rockwool to Kick start your Hydroponic Growing

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One of the toughest challenges for any new hydroponic gardener is to determine which is the best growing medium that will meet their needs. With several to choose from, it can be daunting, yet one keeps rising to the top. Rockwool is a versatile material and has been used for well over 40 years. It is ideal for seedlings and …

Beginners Guide to Vertical Farming at Home

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Whilst reading about hydroponics, potential growers may become confused with the term “Vertical Gardening.” This is just another term for indoor gardening, yet it can take on many different forms. What they all have in comparison to each other is they are recognized as being a sustainable way to grow healthy plants and vegetables in the home. Here we will …

Is it Possible to Overwater Hydroponics?

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Many growers understand that their plants will be growing in a sterile system that is based on water, and without soil. Therefore, when they are asked the questi0on whether or not it is possible to overwater plants in these kind of systems, it can cause some serious thought. Is it possible to overwater hydroponics? Yes, it is possible to overwater …

This is Why Hydroponic Tomatoes Split

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One of the best crops any hydroponic grower can grow is fresh tomatoes. These can make a huge dent in any grocery bill, and they are in most cases larger and tastier than store bought varieties. Not only this, but they can be grown throughout the year instead of just being enjoyed throughout the summer months. One of the most …

Can You Use Tap Water for Hydroponics?

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Many individuals understand that hydroponics is the growing of plants without soil. Rather, the root systems are either supported in a growing medium, or suspended with the tips of their roots dangling in the nutrient rich water. One of the most common mistakes new growers make before they fully research hydroponics is the use of tap water. Therefore, this begs …

How Does Hydroponics Not Drown The Plants?

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Hydroponics systems are based around plants being grown in water, so why don’t plants drown? This is one of the first things, which confuses possible hydroponic growers, and it can be enough to prevent them from starting their own garden. While there is quite a lot to understand about hydroponics, one of the very first things any growers comes to …

How to Make Liquid Fertilizer for Hydroponics

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Hydroponics is a great way to grow plants at home. New growers can quickly recover initial build costs, and their power bills are not as bad as they initially anticipated. One cost they may wish was cheaper, or there were alternatives is the price of liquid fertilizer. Because these mainly comprise of water, shipping can be more expensive, and they …