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Why Are My Leaves Turning Yellow on Me? Plants can sometimes be rather difficult to grow and maintain. All sorts of issues can pop up and one of the most frustrating problems that can occur is when you begin to notice that your plant’s leaves are beginning to turn yellow. I can truly sympathize with you on that, since I’ve run into this situation on many occasions. Fortunately, there are many times when the cause of this problem is quite obvious and it doesn’t take much to rectify the situation. But, there are other times in which the cause is...

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Learn How To Get Bigger Yields, Buds And Flowers Perhaps you are just beginning to produce a hydroponic garden. Maybe you’ve been cultivating plants in this manner for quite some time. No matter what stage you are at in your passion for this hobby, you likely already know the myriad benefits of hydroponically grown plants.  These plants are superior to traditionally grown ones in a number of ways. They need fewer pesticides - since they aren’t exposed to a majority of pathogens, of course - and their fruits are also both tasty and nutritious.  That being said, it can be more of...

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HID, HPS And MH Bulbs Explained If you’re just beginning your first hydroponic garden, you might be overwhelmed by some of the lingo. While hydroponic gardening is easy to do once you’ve got the hang of it, many beginners find themselves hung up on the confusing language alone.  One of these issues is in knowing the difference between HID and MH bulbs. While these acronyms may not mean a lot to you now, learning how to tell the difference between the two - as well as why it matters - is crucial as you begin your hydroponic garden. What Do...

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Spider mites—sounds like the name of a kids show with cute talking insects, but for those with a hydroponic or indoor garden, those two words are real nightmare. These tiny little pests (smaller than a size of a full stop) live in colonies on the underside of leafy greens. There’s a wide range of host plants they can choose from, like strawberries, melons, tomatoes, or eggplant—and any other groovy greens one might grow indoors. Like elderly retirees flocking to the beach to live out their golden years playing golf, eating early-bird dinners and sun baking on the beach, spider mites are...

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Hydroponic Systems Explained For those who prefer a natural, more efficient system for growing plants, a hydroponics system is your best bet. That’s because, in actuality, there’s just no way to achieve more effective growth rates by using other forms of traditional growing methods. However, when I first decided to employ hydroponics methods, I was a bit overwhelmed by the types of systems that are out there. In reality, there are hundreds of choices! But the thing to keep in mind is the fact that every hydroponics system is built around similar principles. In this article, I’ll endeavor to explain...

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