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The Six Types of Hydroponic Systems, Part 1

With all the different hydroponic setups on the market it can be confusing to tell them apart, especially because they all seem to look so different. But in reality there are only six different types of hydroponic systems. Any of these hydroponic systems can have many different configurations, different sizes and even made from […]

What’s the big deal about Hydroponics?

After all, if growing Hydroponically was so great wouldn’t everyone be doing it? Well that’s a good question, but the truth is not really. There are many alternate forums of energy, but oil and coal are still the most common forms of energy that the world rely’s on. Even with the strong need to […]

Beneficial Insects for Hydroponics part 3

This is part 3 of the Beneficial Insects series: see part 1 and part 2

Spiders, are one of the most feared Beneficial Insects there is, and some with good reason. Some spiders are poisonous and can have deadly results, but most aren’t dangerous to people at all. Some might inflect a painful bite […]

Beneficial Insects for hydroponics part 2

This is part 2 of the following article: Beneficial Insects for Hydroponics, part 1

Lacewings, are green and/or brown with 2 pairs of wings, and a mouth similar to the praying mantis, with large eyes relative to the size their head. They also have long, thin bodies, and look similar to dragonflies, except lacewings […]

Beneficial Insects for Hydroponics, part 1

Usually when we think of insects on our plants we think of pests. Well that’s with good reason, a lot of them are. But that’s not always the case, not all insects are pests. There are a wide variety of beneficial insects. Most people know that bees pollinate their plants, but other insects help […]

Is your nutrient solution healthy part 2

This is part 2 of the following article: Is your nutrient solution healthy, Part 1 Problems with a generally trouble free hydroponic system happens to most growers on occasion. Algae growth is the most common and easy to detect in the nutrient reservoir. But problems can also be hidden down in the root zone […]

Is your nutrient solution healthy

There are many things that can cause problems in your nutrient solutions, other than just the elements themselves. Algae grows in many different colors, furry growth on the growing media and in the nutrient solution, strings of jelly and slime, bad odors, fungus and insect larvae are all problems that can affect the nutrient […]

Hydroponic Peppers

One of the advantages to growing your own produce is being able to have a fresh supply of produce that would normally be too expensive when you buy them in the grocery stores. Bell peppers are one of those crops that you can use in many different recipes, but who wants to buy them […]

Organic Compost Tea for your hydroponic system

Ever thought about using and/or making your own compost tea? Compost tea’s have been around and used for century’s, they are used for both a fertilizer’s and to help prevent plant diseases. They are also used for both hydroponically grown plants as well as soil grown plants. Because the nutrients and beneficial bacteria are […]

Hydroponics for sustainable living

These days With the worlds population getting larger, and more and more city’s growing in size, this leaves less and less land to grow food with. As the farms that grow this produce become smaller and farther away from these city’s, this poses a big problem in getting enough fresh produce to these places […]