Garden Care

  • The Best Way To Clean A Grow Tent

    Today, we want to teach you the best way to clean a grow tent. This is something many growers overlook, but it's really important.

    There are a few different times you need to clean your grow tent, and many different ways to go about it.

    But, its a bit more complicated than simply cleaning up dead plant matter off the floor and wiping down the canvas of your tent with a wet paper towel.

    We’ll share our tips for cleaning and sanitizing your tent, but first, we should explain why you need to be doing this routinely.

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  • Common Mistakes Growers Make On Their First Grow

    Growing isn't as tough as it seems, but there are certainly a few common mistakes growers make their first time around.

    A lot of it has to do with undergoing it or overdoing it, in terms of water, nutrients, pesticides, plant count and size.

    Such mistakes usually end up affecting the overall yield, potency, and health of the garden.

    If you are a first time grower, or even if you have a couple grows under your belt, this guide will help you avoid the common pitfalls of new growers.

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  • How To Properly Water Plants

    While it sounds so simple, there are certain things you need to know about how to properly water plants.

    For you to obtain healthy, happy, and most importantly, high yielding plants, your watering needs to be dialed in.

    Two of the most common mistakes new growers make are overwatering and underwatering. These issues can not only prevent you from achieving your desired yield, they can quite honestly ruin your grow.

    We're going to teach you best practices for providing your plants the perfect amount of water, every time.

    But first, we want to explain the problems that can arise when you water too much or too little, to help you understand the gravity of this task.

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  • Growing Produce In The Backyard: The Complete Guide

    Whether your goal is to grow enough food to feed your entire family for the entire year - or just to create a pizza herb garden worth your neighbor’s envy - there are lots of benefits to growing produce in your backyard. 

    You don’t have to have a self-proclaimed green thumb to get started, either. With the right know-how and equipment, you’ll be well on your way to growing your favorite veggies and herbs in your backyard to meet whatever needs you have. 

    We’ll cover everything you need to know to start your backyard produce garden, including which varieties you should start with, planning your garden, preparing it, maintaining it, and obviously, harvesting it.

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  • Vapor Pressure Deficit - How VPD Affects Plants Growth

    If you are unfamiliar with vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and its role in plant growth, you are missing out on one of the best tactics for increasing harvest weight.

    Even with the best nutrients and genetics in the world, your plants won’t reach their potential without dialing in temperature and humidity. 

    The best cultivars in the world are able to manipulate VPD to keep the stomata on their plants open, which results in the plants taking up as many nutrients as possible. As you can imagine, this results in explosive growth.

    We’ll cover how you can do this yourself in your grow room, but first, let’s cover some basic info on vapor pressure deficit.

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  • How To Start An Herb Garden

    If you are seeking advice on how to start an herb garden, you have come to the right place.

    Below, we will cover everything you need to know while preparing a garden of herbs for the first time.

    Whether you just want a small garden with a few of your favorite plants, or a large one one with many types of plants, the following information will have you ready to plant asap!

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  • Outdoor Growing: How To Grow Big Plants In Your Backyard

    Outdoor growing presents many opportunities and challenges that wouldn’t exist with indoor growing.

    Everyone should try to grow flower in their backyard at some point, because its the purest form of gardening there is.

    From huge yields to low costs, the reasons to grow plants outdoors are plentiful!

    We’ll cover them in-depth, along with some of the less enjoyable things that accompany outdoor growing.

    Then, we’ll teach you everything you need to know so you can get your plants started outside!

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  • How To Amend Soil For Healthy, Organic Gardening

    As you finish up your grow, you are likely wondering how to amend your soil for the next growing season.

    Or, maybe your plants are just about ready for flower, and want to add some organic amendments to the top of your soil to supercharge bud development.

    There are plenty of reasons to consistently improve the conditions in your soil because poor soil means poor plants.

    We are going to cover why, when, and how you should amend your soil. But first, let’s cover some quick definitions.

  • Pruning To Increase Yield

    You cannot consider yourself a serious grower if you aren't pruning to increase yield. This variation of high stress plant training simply requires a pair of scissors and a little know-how.

    There are more complex methods of plant training that require special techniques such as bending, tying, twisting, and more.

    These can deliver impressive results, but there is something to be said for good old fashioned pruning to increase yields.

    We will cover the different types of pruning, but first, let’s explain it on a general level.

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  • The Best Garden Sprayer Of 2022

    As your garden grows, it becomes especially important to use the best garden sprayer possible. This will make things a lot easier for you, the grower, while producing better results with your spraying.

    Here at Hydrobuilder, we offer a wide range of sprayers and foggers for all growers, from small, manual hand pump sprayers to electric backpack sprayers.

    Regardless of how you’re using it, these products will help you keep your grow room or garden in tip-top shape. Before we get to the sprayers, however, we should cover why you need one!

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