NEWS

Small Set up

Hey there. I’m looking to get into hydroponic growing. Aside from the obvious, I’m also looking at growing some other things indoors such as tomatoes, chillis…etc….nothing too big. The system I’m looking at getting going on would only be relatively small (not after those stupidly insane “grow rooms” I’ve seen), lets say at most I’d want...

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hydroponic crop management (time)

Hi scott , I was wondering if i had 30 tables of fancy lettuce ,what would be the estimated time you would spend working on your crop per week. (no computer system)   30 tables (of 550-600 holes) are very hard work with only one person. If you have a lot of mowing of weeds under benches, and...

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growing chives

growing chivesHi scott, may be you can help me grow my chives in a way that I don’t have to pick ‘dead’ stems of each plant. We grow about 10 different herbs in our glasshouse on hydroponic tables.I sow out chives seed in a green plastic little tup[3by 5cm].The growing medium is perlite. In each...

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Pythium infection on lettuce root

Pythium infection on lettuce root Hi Scott,  I would like to know if I can use 50% hydrogen pyroxide to eliminate pythium on lettuce root in a NFT system.   Which dose (ml/100 l) can I use ?  How it’ll be added to the tank solution ?   Thanks for your response.  Hello Hydrogen peroxide will oxidize root rot fungal...

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Nutrients and stretching

Hello – after reading your q+a section I’m left a little confused.Could you please confirm Im doing this right. I make a nutrient mixture up and place it in my grow system. I have an auto top up set up for water consumption.( which adds fresh water only to the system.) I measure my concentration regularily...

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Product Questions

Hello Plant vitamins: I got superthrive, so will this then cause algae in my system? Superthrive – not necessarily. Algae needs light and nutrients to grow. If you shade your tank or avoid Silicamagic Silicamagic is a great idea but requires a few weeks to see a transformation. The catalogue/information has a good idea on that....

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Cloning Questions

Q: When cloning – when do I dip the Rockwool cubes in ozonated water?  is it the last thing I do before putting them under the light Hello When using ozone to provide a cleaner water, you can ozone treat any water you are using. So anytime your Rockwool cube or other media needs moisture, you can use...

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Wardrobe lighting and Fans

Q: I want to set up a wardrobe lights and fan system (no hydroponic components) it would only need 2 support 1 or 2 plants and I was wondering if you would be able to recommend/supply an affordable option for this sort of thing – Any suggestions or recommendations Hi there. Using a 130 Watt Fluro...

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Setting up a Small Space with 400 Watt Lighting

Hi Scott, I have a space of 70cm (W) x 56 cm (L) x 2.5 m (H) in my bathroom which i intend to use for indoor hydroponic purposes. The top (i.e. the height can be varied easily) as well as one of the sides are open. – What kind of HPS light system would...

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