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LED Lighting

Posted on March 24, 2021 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

One of the most common problems faced by urban gardeners who want to deal with hydroponic crops is lack of light. Generally plants need very large amounts of light to grow which can only be given by very powerful and expensive lamps which also have the big draw back of consuming large amounts of power. The solution – now readily available – is to buy light emitting diode (LED) lamps to deal with a very efficient yet low consuming light source for your plants. On today’s post...

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Posted on November 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)







A plant cutting, or clone, is a vegetative technique of reproducing plant genetics and quantities asexually. The methods vary in complexity according to the plant species, environmental conditions and desired results but in general, there are several techniques that can be utilized to increase your strike rate when cloning.



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Pathogenic Micro-organisms

Posted on September 16, 2020 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

FUNGI Genus: Trichoderma

Fungi of the genus Trichoderma live in soils that are rich in organic plant matter. They can also establish symbiotic relationships with the roots of the plants growing in these soils. Numerous studies have shown the beneficial effects of Trichoderma, including:


Helping the plant to defend itself. Unlike animals, plants do not have the ability to produce antibodies to protect themselves against pathogens entering their organisms. However, they...

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Should I Flush my System

Posted on July 30, 2020 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Most fruit/yield producing plants have a vascular system that takes in nutrients, water starches, and sugar around the plants via the roots and feeds the entire plant, including the leaves, to fuel the photosynthesis process. This in turn helps the fruits develop, along with the overall growth of the plant. The vascular system can also store substances such as dissolved nutrients, water, unused sugar, and starch for later use. Plants do this for a few reasons. The first is...

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10 Good Tips for a Grow Room..

Posted on August 20, 2019 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

10 Good Tips for a Grow Room

The cliché, “an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure” may well be overused, but it is still a good measure to use when growing your plants. If enough attention to detail is taken during the setup phase of a hydroponic grow operation, then the chances for a successful crop are greatly increased.


The precise course of action taken will depend on your unique space and resources, and of course any unique ...

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Posted on June 18, 2019 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)




In every human endeavour we should always strive for excellence, and there is always many different routes to achieve it. We are constantly searching for that extra ‘edge’; the hidden advantage over our competition.


In the hydroponics industry this is generally sold in the form of ‘Bloom Boosters’ or generative growth enhancing produc...

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Harvesting Medical Cannabis for Maximum Strength and Quality

Posted on March 6, 2019 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Harvesting Medical Cannabis for Maximum Strength and Quality


Harvest is a crucial moment in a medical cannabis plant’s life, but the details on how to go about it are not always cut and dry. How do you know when the plasnt is mature enough to pick? What steps can you take to ensure that your bud is of the highest quality and has a smooth flavourful smoke? I will do my best to answer these questions and more as we delve deep into cannabis harvesting preparations ...

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Keeping your cool: Growroom ventilation tips and tricks

Posted on October 16, 2018 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Keeping your cool: Growroom ventilation tips and tricks



Modern commercial glasshouse climate control for production horticulture is a mammoth task; it includes the control of vents, windows, fans, heaters, shades, misting, humidity systems, carbon dioxide (CO2) dispersal and the list goes on. Recent technological advancements in machine automation involve precise computer control and regulated growing environments that are remotely monitored...

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Mills Nutrient and Additives (New Product)

Posted on August 9, 2018 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Mills Nutrients is designed from the ground up for performance, versatility, and ease of use. Made in the Dutch tradition of a two part base along with additives that provide your plants with everything they need and nothing they don’t. Mills is a pioneer in the field of bio-mineral plant nutrients, utilising the best sources to optimise growth rates, yield, flavour, and aroma. Years of testing in soil, coco-coir, and hydroponic systems; in sterile systems or with beneficial biologics; ...

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Comparing EC, CF & PPM

Posted on August 9, 2018 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Comparing EC, CF & PPM

Electro Conductivity or Conductivity Factor (EC x10) is the ONLY Accurate measurement if relaying Nutrient strength to another Person as different PPM meters have been made with different scales for some reason? Ie EC X500 ECx560 or the most Common in Hydro ECx700



0.2 2 140

0.4 4 280

0.6 6 420

0.8 8 560

1.0 10 700

1.2 12 840

1.4 14 980

1.6 16 1120

1.8 18 1260

2.0 20 ...

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