Aeroponics, especially High-Pressure Aeroponics (HPA), is a relatively new growing method. In High-Pressure Aeroponics systems, roots are suspended in the air and sprayed with an atomized solution of nutrients at specific intervals, while the rest of the plant is left to grow up and above the root chamber. This allows the roots to be exposed to more oxygen than traditional soil or hydroponics methods.Continue reading
Hypochlorous Acid, Keeping Drip Tables & Irrigation Systems Clean
What is Hypochlorous Acid?
Hypochlorous acid is a weak acid solution, widely used in applications ranging from food processing facilities to hospital surgical units to keep things hygienic and kill harmful bacteria, pathogens, etc.
Aside from these industrial applications, It's also very well suited to keeping mineral salts and biofilms from accumulating on 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.Continue reading
If you’re unsure how often to change reverse osmosis filters or dechlorinator filters, then our RO filter replacement guide is a must-read - the quality & health of your plants depends on it!
Don’t risk your old, tainted water filters or membranes letting contaminants through - you paid good money for your water filtration system, so you might as well make sure it’s running smoothly at all times and doing its job!
The problem is that aside from commercial water filtration systems, there is usually no onboard indicator of when exactly it’s time to start replacing RO filters.
Your manufacturer may have provided an estimation, but because every feed water quality & conditions are different, you need a more accurate way to tell when it’s time to swap that old filter out.
And that’s what we’re going to do today - we'll explain the foolproof way to determine if its time to change your RO membrane, your pre-filters, and your carbon filters. Let’s start with the importance of water filter replacement.
TL;DR: RO membranes need to be replaced every six months, and other filter types will need to be changed once a year. But the only way to know for sure if it's time to replace your filter or membrane is by testing the filtered water and looking for a drop in efficiency or efficacy.Continue reading
Clean water is essential in hydroponics which is why the best RO system for growing plants is such an important topic for you to explore.
This is even true if you grow in soil - impurities in your tap water can be detrimental to your crop, whether you grow at home as a hobbyist or in a commercial warehouse professionally.
Don’t let something as simple as water quality affect your harvest - invest in the best reverse osmosis system for hydroponics and protect your plants.
As the experts in all things hydroponics, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to cover an option for every grower out there - our list will feature filters as small as 75 GPD all the way up to systems rated at 19,000 GPD & above!
By the end of this article, you’ll be well equipped to pick and size your water filter. You'll never have to worry about chlorine or sediments messing up your grow or not knowing what the actual PPM of your water is!Continue reading
Having the best hydroponic water pump can be the difference between a flawless system that produces prolific yields and a devastating crop failure.
By choosing cheap, low quality components for your system, you are choosing to take on the risk that comes with cutting corners.
We see growers invest in faulty pumps far too often, which is why we’ve decided to compile our list of the best water pumps for hydroponics currently on the market.
These will ensure your plants get the nutrients they need, when they need them. You won’t have to stress about whether your unit will fail when you leave the grow room or take a vacation - you can feel confident about investing in the best, and you’ll be rewarded come harvest time!
Whether you’re in the market for the best submersible water pump for hydroponics or you’re after an inline option, you’re a small-scale hobbyist or large-scale commercial cultivar, we’ll have a perfect pick for you!Continue reading
Want to learn how to grow hydroponic raspberries? You’ve come to the right place. These are one of the most popular fruits, and for good reason!
They're sweet, refreshing, and full of antioxidants. Raspberries are good for you and they taste great, too. Growing raspberries is not challenging and with dozens of varieties to choose from, it’s often more of a challenge for a gardener to decide what kind of raspberries to grow than to learn how to grow them!
Hydroponics makes it possible to grow raspberries in any setting, including indoors or in a greenhouse. You don’t need a lot of space or expertise to grow these fruits and while it is slightly more challenging to learn how to grow raspberries than it is to grow leafy greens or tomatoes, the learning curve is definitely one that you can overcome.
Ready to get started with growing raspberries hydroponically? In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to get started, from what kind of system you should choose to how to care for and harvest your plants.Continue reading
Do you love zucchini but don't have room to plant it in your garden? Are you looking for a creative way to grow food indoors during the winter months?
Growing hydroponic zucchini is easy and can be done right from your own kitchen. If you’re not yet familiar with it, hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil, instead using nutrient-rich water.
The process allows gardeners to grow all year round with little maintenance. It also reduces the number of agricultural chemicals needed because it provides nutrients directly to the plant through its roots.
Ready to dive into growing hydroponic zucchini but not sure where to start? We’ll tell you everything you need to know about growing zucchini hydroponically.Continue reading
Garlic is one of the easiest plants you can grow - get it in the ground, and you can more or less set it and forget it!
But what if you don’t have the space outside to devote to a large plot of garden - or perhaps are sick of constantly watering, weeding, and fertilizing your spot? At least you’re able to keep all those neighborhood vampires away, right?
Just kidding, of course - but the struggle is real when it comes to finding the right spot for your plants. This is why so many people are learning how to grow hydroponic garlic.
Growing garlic hydroponically is a great way to have your cake and eat it, too. You’ll be able to save space, time, and effort by choosing this method for growing your plants.
It’s not tough to do, especially if you have the right equipment and know-how. We’ll explain everything you need to know about growing this plant in a soilless environment, and share our input on the best supplies & equipment you can invest in. Let’s start with some basic information.Continue reading
Grow your own hydroponic eggplant! Hydroponics is a way to grow plants without soil. It's perfect for those who don't have any land or are limited on space.
With hydroponics, you can grow anywhere in the world, even inside of your home or in a greenhouse.
In this article, we'll cover everything you need to know about growing eggplant hydroponically, including all the steps you should take and what supplies you might need.Continue reading
Can you grow asparagus in hydroponics? Contrary to popular belief, it's actually not as difficult as you may suspect.
If you are thinking about learning how to grow hydroponic asparagus, ignore the naysayers who say that it can’t be done.
A warm hydroponic garden indoors is the ideal environment for small-scale production.
In this guide, we will tell you everything you need to know for an enjoyable process - and productive yields.Continue reading