Nitrogen Toxicity: Understanding and Preventing It In Your Garden

Hydroponic gardening is wonderful for so many reasons, but we growers still run into problems from time to time. In fact, as a beginner there can be more problems than gardening in soil! Nitrogen toxicity is one of these annoying problems. Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients for plants, but too much can cause … Read more

Foliar Feeding and Fertilization in Hydroponics

When thinking of hydroponic nutrients, it’s easy to imagine that the only way to feed your plants is to provide their roots with a nutrient solution that is carefully calibrated and monitored. While this is the default best option as a plant’s root system is the most efficient part of the plant at nutrient uptake, … Read more

What are Total Dissolved Solids?

​After my recent ‘obsession’ with writing about the different types of water you can use for hydroponics, whether you can grow with tap water, or what to know about distilled water, I figured it’d probably be smart to talk about how to measure what’s IN your water.​It’s one thing to understand all of the different … Read more

What You NEED to Know about Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions

Hydroponic nutrient solutions are one of the most important things to consider in hydroponic gardening. Get it right and you will be rewarded with a bountiful harvest of your chosen fruits. Get it wrong and be prepared for great disappointment and a poor yield. Your nutrient solution must contain the correct amount of nutrients as … Read more

Hydroponic Nutrients Guide

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 types. Quick Navigation What are Hydroponic Nutrients? What Do Plants Need to Grow? Macro Nutrients Nitrogen (N)Phosphorus (P)Potassium … Read more