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The Best Hydroponic Books For Beginners and Beyond

One of the most common questions I get in emails is, “What books would you recommend to someone just starting out in hydroponics?” It’s a great question, because there are so many bad ones and so few good ones.And the information available online can be confusing and contradictory – in fact, that’s why I started […]

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Distilled Water For Plants: What You Need To Know

Water is everywhere, so it all must be the same, right?Wrong.You might be using tap water for your garden and wondering if there’s a better option, or already using some other type of water (distilled, reverse osmosis, etc).Regardless, as a gardener you can know a lot about plants, nutrients, and growth cycles and miss out on one […]

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Can You Use Tap Water For Hydroponics?

One of the most common questions that I get from beginner hydroponic gardeners is:Can you use tap water for hydroponics?​It’s a good question!  When you’re just starting out, you want to get up and running quickly.  Your other options for water are all more complex than just using water straight out of the tap: Distilled […]

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Books, Videos, and Blogs for Hydroponic Beginners

When first getting into hydroponics and urban gardening, I had no clue where to start.  There wasn’t a really great source of information online…at least not one I could find.  That’s part of the reason I created Epic Gardening in the first place. I turned to books to learn the bulk of my knowledge – and […]

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