Posts Tagged ‘hydroponics’
It’s evident that the continuous trend of human population growth will lead to an higher global food demand in the coming years. With a projected increase in demand of 60-70% by 2050, greater food production will be required in a context where the raw inputs such as land and water, are limited. Therefore, food sustainability, […]
Ebb and flow (also known as ‘flood and drain’) is a simple hydroponic growing method that’s cheap and easy to set-up and relatively hassle-free to maintain. Growers enjoy bigger yields over hand-watering and are freed up from the chore of daily manual irrigation. We explain everything you need to know about ebb and flow in […]
A beginner-friendly introduction to grow media for hydroponics. We cover inert growth medium choices such as rockwool / stonewool, grow stones and perlite and other media options such as coconut coir too. We look at how the choice of growing media affects / dictates irrigation strategies—restrictive and non-restrictive growing media.
When growing in recirculating active hydroponics systems you need to change out your nutrients frequently—but how do you know when it’s time to drain away your spent nutrients and start with a fresh batch? We explain everything in four minutes.