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  • Garden Soil and Nutrient Solution Testing - pH, TDS, and More!

    Garden soil and nutrient testing will be your biggest responsibility on a day-to-day basis while growing. Plants are generally pretty resilient, but they can develop some pretty nasty issues if certain aspects of their nutrition are out of whack. 

    Some of the most common things you’ll need to test include pH, PPM, TDS, EC, Temperature, and moisture. You won’t need to test all of these, but there are a few that are definitely important to measure regularly.

    We’ll break this post into two sections - testing your garden soil and testing your nutrient solution. If you’re growing hydroponically, you’ll just need to worry about testing your hydroponic reservoir.

    But if you grow in soil, you may need to test not just your nutrients, but your soil, and sometimes even your runoff.

    In this post, we are going to teach you everything you need to know about soil and nutrient testing!

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  • Best Hydroponic Systems of 2024

    Once you have a few grows under your belt and want the challenge of growing hydroponically, you’ll want the best hydroponic system you can find.

    With this style of growing, there are more moving parts, and that’s why it's important to purchase from a reputable brand.

    The last thing you want is to start flowering your plants and have your system break, leaving you with no choice but to put your grow on pause while you try and fix a cheap hydro system.

    Before we uncover our list of the best hydroponic systems currently on the market, let’s cover some basic information about hydroponic growing, along with what makes a system “great”.

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  • Hydroponics 101 - The Complete Guide To Hydroponic Growing

    Welcome to hydroponics 101. We are going to take this opportunity to educate you on hydroponic growing, one of the most exciting and efficient ways to grow indoors. Whether you are already familiar with it, or a complete beginner - you will gain something valuable from this post, as we are going to take a deep dive into: What hydroponics is, along with the different system types What the benefits of hydroponics are Who should & and who should not try hydroponics The best systems of 2020 We've got a lot to cover, so without further ado, let's dive in!

  • Why Hydroponic Water Temperature Matters

    Chillers and heaters are used to keep hydroponic water temperature constant in a hydroponic grow. Having the right one for your needs makes all the difference.

  • Air Stones vs Air Diffusers

    A quick look at the difference between Air Stones and Air Diffusion Rings for use in hydroponic systems and reservoirs.

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