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Plant Spacing in Hydroponics

I’ve got to tell you all, I’m ecstatic when I get messages from Epic Gardening readers.  I LOVE opening up Gmail during a break from business and seeing urban gardening questions come in, so you better believe I was excited when a reader hit me up and asked a great question about plant spacing.  She’s […]

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Inverse Square Law for Light and Hydroponics

Understand the Inverse Square Law Because most of us are lighting our hydroponic grows artificially, I figured that it would be a good idea to cover one of the most important concepts to consider when you’re making lighting decisions for your grows: the inverse square law for light. The inverse square law states that light output […]

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Hydroponics vs Soil: 7 Reasons Hydroponics Wins

Sizing Up Hydroponics vs Soil Gardening If you’re like me, you probably started out in your gardening hobby by growing in soil. I started out with some pepper, rhubarb chard and herb seedlings from the local garden store, threw them in some pots and watered them every few days. Watching them grow over the months […]

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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 In this article we’ll […]

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Hydroponics for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide

Hydroponics for Beginners So you’ve heard about this way of growing plants called ‘hydroponics’, but have no clue what it is…If you’ve heard about hydroponics but find yourself overwhelmed by information and have no clue where to begin…this is for you.Before we get into the meat of this article, if you find yourself asking, “Where […]

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