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Learn the basics of hydroponics in these introductory series of posts, designed to take your knowledge of gardening to the next level and get you started right away!


Deep Water Culture: What Is It And How To Get Started

If you’re new to growing plants hydroponically, words like “Deep Water Culture” can sound like they’re straight out of a science-fiction movie.  Compared to soil gardening, hydroponics looks more complex – but it’s really not!The different ways of hydroponic gardening (nutrient film technique, deep water culture, ebb and flow) might sound confusing, but once you […]

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Hydroponic Media

Although growing hydroponically is soil-free, this doesn’t mean that there is nothing to support our plants. In most hydroponic systems, growers use different types of hydroponic media to help support their roots and maintain a good water/oxygen ratio. In this guide, I’ll give you a breakdown of the most popular types of hydroponic growing media. […]

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pH and Nutrient Availability

pH and Nutrient Availability Before we get started, if you haven’t read my hydroponic nutrients guide, hop on over there now and educate yourself! OK, let’s talk about a crucial step in your hydroponics education – pH and nutrient availability. We have already learned what plants need to survive: Light Water Nutrients Oxygen Carbon dioxide […]

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Hydroponic Nutrients Guide

Quick Navigation What are Hydroponic Nutrients? Macro Nutrients Micro Nutrients Types of Hydroponic Nutrients Get Started! If you’ve come from my post on Hydroponics for Beginners, welcome! If you haven’t, welcome anyways! This post is designed to give you an overview of hydroponic nutrients – what they’re made of, what they do, and the different […]

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