How Often Should You Fertilize Hydroponics?

Oscar Stephens Frequent Questions, Guides

One of the main questions which catches new growers out, is that of how often they fertilize their hydroponic system. Once their systems are up and running, this frequency can be a lot less than many growers think. As a general guide, if you are remixing your nutrients between 7 and 10 days, then just topping off your reservoir with …

What Size Pump Do I Need For My Hydroponic System?

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When you are thinking of building or purchasing a hydroponic system, the most crucial bit of equipment will be your water pump. However, just selecting one that you think will be sufficient isn’t the way to go about it. There are some things to consider as every system is different, and to go along with this, you will have a …

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Do LED Lights Work for Hydroponics?

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Whether if you are just getting interested in growing with hydroponics or you are a veteran grower, you may be interested in trying LED lights for your system. LED lights are a more popular light source and are relatively affordable for the number of benefits that they offer. There are plenty of different kinds of lighting for hydroponic systems, and …

How to Keep Water Cool in Hydroponics: 8 Easy Ways

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One thing growers should never overlook in their hydroponic system is the temperature of their nutrient mixture. As soon as the temperature reaches over a certain point, the solution can’t hold the dissolved oxygen as long. Add to this, when there are unhealthy root masses mixed with these temperatures, it creates the perfect place for pathogens like root rot to …

9 Flowers to Grow in Hydroponics (with pictures)

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Why Hydroponic Flowers? Flower gardeners spend countless hours tilling and tending to the soil. This makes flower gardening appear hard work, and if it takes this much effort, then why would you consider growing plants in a hydroponic system? There are in fact several benefits and advantages flower gardening in hydroponics has over soil growing. Results come much faster, you …

8 Easy Herbs to Grow in Hydroponics (with pictures)

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It doesn’t matter if you are growing herbs for culinary purposes or medicinal, hydroponics is a great way to grow them. There are some reasons for doing so, and the first is that they grow faster. You can then add to this they come with more aroma and flavor than soil-grown counterparts can. Research even shows, hydroponic herbs contain up …

How to Get Rid of Algae in Hydroponics for Good!

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Algae can cause major problems in hydroponics systems. It can build up and cling to any surface. This means there isn’t any system that can be safe from it once it gets a foothold. It sticks inside tubes, it can work its way into pumps, and it can bring a system to its knees. Once it begins to decompose, it …

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Learn How to Keep pH Stable in Hydroponics

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When new growers first start a hydroponic system, they often hear terms that sound confusing. One of the hardest to fathom is the pH, while you may not fully understand it in the beginning, it is something, which in theory can be learned quickly. In summary, to keep pH levels stable, it can take a few steps and a little …

How to Clean Air Stones for Hydroponics (In 5 Easy Steps)

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Any grower will want to deliver the best for their plants. There is nothing better than highly oxygenated water. This helps to deliver more oxygen directly to the roots, and it keeps all the nutrients mixed correctly rather than settling to the bottom of the reservoir. It is just as vital for the plants as your system to have air …

Is Hydroponic Gardening Cost-Effective? Cost Breakdown

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Hydroponic gardening seems like it could be a good choice for gardening. Quicker plant growth and better plant production, who could ask for more? I know though, that it requires some sort of investment, so I started wondering if it was worth it. Is hydroponic gardening cost-effective? Cost breakdown: Yes, hydroponic gardening is cost-effective but you must understand that it …