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11 Must Have Greenhouse Accessories That Keep Your Greenhouse Humming

There are some greenhouse accessories that are absolutely essential for the proper operation of any greenhouse, whether you use a kit or DIY design. We label these must-have items below “essential“. Then there are accessories that are technically optional but really contribute to an easy and successful greenhouse experience. We call these “optional but highly …

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Hydroponic Greenhouse – Build From Scratch, Or Buy A Kit?

Picture this… you just had a bad day at the office, but it’s finally over. The one-hour commute home adds to your stress level. You arrive home to find the house a mess and the kids fighting. Escape! Out back … it’s a gloomy February evening … but … there it is … your oasis… …

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Hydroponics Advantages And Disadvantages

Wondering if hydroponics gardening is for you? Let’s look at the advantages and disadvantages of hydroponics. Advantages Of Hydroponics 1. Personal pleasure Do you live in a condo or high-rise apartment? No piece of earth to call your own? Not even a patio? Then hydroponics is the answer for you! Fresh, tasty veggies or culinary …

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DIY Dutch Bucket Hydroponic System – FREE Plans

The hydroponic drip system (also called a Dutch bucket hydroponic system) is probably the most common hydroponics system in the world. How Does The Dutch Bucket Hydroponic System Work This system is often used in large commercial greenhouses. Once the network of feeder lines is set up, the operation is simple. We like to use …

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Best Hydroponic Growing Medium For Your Garden

So… you’re ready to start growing food in a hydroponic garden? You’ll need to use the best hydroponic growing medium if you want a healthy garden. You might have heard of perlite, Rockwool, sand, gravel, or coconut coir, amongst other mediums. Which is best for your hydro garden? Remember growing one of these as a …

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Plant Pollination Process In The Hydroponic Garden

Birds do it! Bees do it! And yes, your hydroponic tomatoes do it too…We’re talking about fertilization here… reproduction… the transfer of pollen from the male to female parts of the plant, so flowering and fruiting can result. The plant pollination process is different in the hydroponic garden than it is in your outdoor garden. …

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Best Grow Room Temperature And Humidity

It’s not enough to just designate a spacious, well-lit area for your new hydroponics garden. You need to provide the appropriate micro-climate for maximum production. Proper temperature and humidity also repel bugs, algae, fungus, and disease. So, let’s talk about your grow room temperature and humidity. Proper Grow Room Temperature And Humidity Temperature requirements in …

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Growing Hydroponic Tomatoes

Everyone loves to grow tomatoes in their summer garden, but by growing hydroponic tomatoes, you can enjoy these popular fruits year-round. Tomatoes are highly nutritious, range in variety, and bring color and flavor to that favorite dinner staple… salad. Ripe juicy tomatoes… YUM! Tomatoes are probably the most popular hydroponic vegetable and are usually very …

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How To Plant Hydroponic Seeds For A Great Harvest

Although we use the phrase “hydroponic seeds” here, you can use any garden seeds for your hydro garden. Our research told us that people were looking for this information using those search terms, so we used them to help guide you here. Take a look at our plants & produce section which discusses the best …

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