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  • Bird of Paradise Plant: A Guide to Strelitzia Nicolai

    The allure of indoor greenery has transcended mere decoration.  It really has become a statement of style and a symbol of serenity. Among all of the many plants that grace our living spaces, the Strelitzia Nicolai stands out.  Commonly known as the Bird of Paradise plant, this plant stands tall. 

    This botanical masterpiece is full of majestic foliage and has astriking appearance.  It has captured the hearts of plant enthusiasts and interior designers alike. Let's look into the world of Strelitzia Nicolai by exploring its origins.  We’ll go over care requirements and the charm it brings to indoor spaces.

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  • Alocasia Black Velvet - Ultimate Plant Care Guide

    Plunge into the world of exotic houseplants, and you'll probably soon encounter the intriguing Alocasia Black Velvet plant. This beautiful plant, scientifically known as Alocasia reginula, is a treasure among plant enthusiasts.

    Renowned for its velvety, dark green leaves that seem to absorb light, creating a dramatic contrast in any setting.

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  • Monstera Albo - Ultimate Plant Care Guide

    When you hear the term "Monstera Albo," you might wonder if it's a rare creature from a fantasy novel. But no, it's a stunning plant that's taken the world of indoor gardening by storm! 

    The full name of this beauty is "Monstera deliciosa ‘Albo Borsigiana’," but let's stick to calling it Monstera Albo for simplicity.

    What is a Monstera Albo

    The Monstera Albo is a unique variety of the popular Monstera plant. What sets it apart? 

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  • Chinese Money Plant - The Ultimate Care Guide

    The Chinese money plant, also called Pilea Peperomioides, is a unique and popular houseplant in the world of indoor greenery.

    Growing a money plant indoors will not only enhance the aesthetics of your living space but also is believed to attract positive energy and good fortune.

    This guide contains answers to common questions about giving proper care to the money plant. It will help you provide the best care possible for your Chinese Money Plant.

    What is a Money Plant

    This popular houseplant is renowned for its unique, round, and flat green leaves that resemble coins. 

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  • Drip Irrigation: Everything You Need To Know

    Your garden is beautiful and bountiful, however, it can be too much to manage and water on a daily basis. As your garden grows it becomes more important to find an easy way to water your plants.

    Drip irrigation systems are a popular way to water plants in outdoor gardens, greenhouses, and even indoor hydroponic gardens. Here at Hydrobuilder we highly recommended this method to water plant and vegetable gardens. 

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  • Is Wildfire Smoke Bad For Plants? Everything You Need To Know

    Are you, your family, and your indoor plants or garden protected from all of the pollution created by wildfire smoke?

    Don't wait to find out that you are not prepared for wildfire season. It seems now more than ever the fire season never ends. In 2023 we are seeing massive wildfires in Canada affecting most of the eastern United States. This is causing many people, animals, and plants to suffer. Luckily there are steps you can take to help protect yourself and your plants.

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  • DIY Cold Plunge Kits - Everything you need to know!

    In the pursuit of personal health, many individuals are turning to new methods to energize their bodies and minds. Recently, a large amount of popularity has grown around cold plunge therapy. Generally, these may also be known as ice baths or cold water immersion. There is a ton of information out there, therefore, it does not take much to start. After reading this article, you should be able to create your own DIY cold plunge.

    In this article, we will talk about the "cool" world of cold plunging. Altogether, we will discuss cold plunge benefits, and the best temperature for a cold plunge. We will also explore how you can create your own DIY cold plunge.

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  • Hypochlorous Acid Growing Applications

    Hypochlorous Acid, Keeping Drip Tables & Irrigation Systems Clean

    What is Hypochlorous Acid?

    Hypochlorous acid, also known as HClO and HOCl, is a weak acid solution, widely used in applications ranging from food processing facilities to hospital surgical units to keep things hygienic and kill pathogens and other harmful bacteria, etc.

    HClO is the strongest oxidizing and anti-microbial agent generated when chlorine gas dissolves in water.  Often used in a hypochlorous acid spray, HClO has been used since the first world war. It is a powerful non-toxic disinfectant and sanitizer. This proven formula has been shown to be much more effective than bleach as a biocide, fungicide, and viricide.

    Aside from these industrial applications, It's also very well suited to keeping mineral salts and biofilms from collecting. This is especially important for growing surfaces such as irrigation systems and tanks. Fortunately, Hypochlorous acid (HOCl-) is available in stable concentrates specifically for drip applications that can be injected directly into fertigation systems or added into hydroponics reservoirs

    Substances such as biofilms and other naturally occurring residues, if left unchecked in hydroponics systems, can lead to crop failures. In extreme circumstances, it can require irrigation system removal and replacement. Both are expensive prospects and important considerations for the professional as well as a residential grower.

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  • HGV Premium Plant Nutrients

    Why HGV?  They aren’t like other fertilizer companies. Their fertilizers stand on their own containing all the essential elements needed for healthy plant growth without the need for expensive “additives”.


    Fertilizer Formulations

    HGV is formulated for the correct balance between all the elements. Many elements are antagonistic of one another, meaning that high levels of a particular nutrient in the soil can interfere with the availability and uptake of other nutrients. By using “boosters” or “additives” you are throwing off the delicate balance between each element that has been carefully calculated and proven to provide superior results.

    They also source the highest quality raw materials. We have tested every form of N (nitrogen), P (phosphorus), K (potassium), as well as secondary and trace elements, and only use what has given the best results time after time in our own commercial facilities. No Ammoniacal or Urea products are ever used. While we could make a lower-cost product, that is not our focus. Quality is always at the top of their list, and it should be at the top of yours as well.

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  • Why and How Mushrooms Grow In Gardens?

    If you’re wondering “why are mushrooms growing in my yard”, you’ve come to the right place.

    We have all seen them. These little fungi are everywhere! Some of the mushrooms in your garden are edible, while some are highly toxic. Some cultures believe mushrooms have magical properties because some grow in “fairy circles.” 

    Fairy circles are actually an outline of the mycelium underneath the soil! It grows in a circular pattern, and mushrooms pop up on the edges. 

    Despite how common they are, most gardeners don’t understand what they are. You may ask “where do mushrooms come from”, and whether or not they are harmful.

    If you’re wondering  why are mushrooms growing in my yard? Are they harmful or helpful? Is there a way to get rid of them? Should you get rid of them?

    You have tons of questions, we have all the answers. Read on to learn everything you need to learn about mushrooms growing in your garden!

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