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Author: Guy Sela   Date Posted: 1 December 2017  

Takeaway : Certain nutrients are required for the growth of most plants. Guy Sela explains. There are 13 mineral nutrients that are essential for completion of a plant's life cycle. Macronutrients are required in large quantities: ni ...


Author: Jeff Wells   Date Posted: 29 November 2017  

Dive Brief: Plenty, an indoor agriculture company based in San Francisco, claims it has found a way to make vertical farming scalable and profitable, according to Vox . ...


Author: Beth Garner   Date Posted: 29 November 2017  


Author: Shannon McKee   Date Posted: 29 November 2017  

Takeaway: Aside from producing healthy grub, the act of growing offers some major health boons. So, why not bring your garden to the office and enjoy those benefits at work too? Just about anyone th ...


Date Posted: 28 November 2017  

Takeaway : If you've been thinking about growing your own and are wondering what type of lights you're going to need, look no further than Maximum Yield's Ultimate Guide to Grow Lights. It can be difficult to navigate the seemingly complicated world of ...


Author: LEANNA GARFIELD   Date Posted: 20 November 2017  

By 2050, the world’s population is expected to swell to ...


Author: ALISON SPIEGEL   Date Posted: 5 November 2017  

Beneath one of NYC's best restaurants, down a hallway you could find only if you knew where to go, rows of heady, hydroponic herbs, sticky with residue, grow under LED lights. Across the East River, in an old factory, a small lab of growers tinker with their own seedlings, while a greenhouse just two miles away grows its own special line of potent plants. ...


Author: Grubby cup   Date Posted: 1 November 2017  

Takeaway : A grow tent is a handy piece of equipment that can turn any kind of indoor space into a garden. But before you get growing in one, Grubbycup has some advice to follow to ensure your first grow tent journey is a successful one. Grow tents are a co ...


Author: Jeremiah Robinson   Date Posted: 1 November 2017  

Takeaway : Plants need sunlight to grow, but it will turn your greenhouse into a solar oven if you’re not careful. Here’s how to deal. ...


Author: KATE TAYLOR   Date Posted: 31 October 2017  

< Constellation Brands — which sells Corona and is the third-largest beer company in the US — paid $US191 million for a stake in the Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth. Constellation’s CEO says that he believes it is “highly likely” that marijuana will be legali ...


Author: Jeb Gardener   Date Posted: 30 October 2017  

The Reason why we are sharing this funny video with you is mainly because Jeb reflected how easy it is to grow with proper Rockwool instead. Here are some Rockwools: https://www.hydroexperts.com.au/nutrients-meters/grow-medium/ ...


Author: Matt LeBannister   Date Posted: 26 October 2017  

Organic fertilizers Organic fertilizers are derived from natural, organic compounds such as compost, manure, and worm castings. Inorganic fertilizers Inorganic fertilizers are created using inorganic compounds made through chemical processes. As far as your plants are concerned, ...


Author: Leanna Garfield   Date Posted: 18 October 2017  

University of Maryland/Department of Energy Before your product reaches your fridge, it goes through a chain of suppliers: a farm, a truck, a packing, washing, and sorting facility, another truck, until it finally reaches your local grocery store. A new solar-powered home that grows leafy green indoors skips most of th ...


Author: Bright Agrotech   Date Posted: 18 October 2017  

If you’re building a farm, you’ll need to understand plumbing. Plumbing can seem hard to beginners, but so long as you can follow instructions and have the proper tools, anyone can le ...


Author: Chris Bond from MaximumYield   Date Posted: 17 October 2017  

Takeaway: After setting up the perfect environment for your crops and maintaining every growroom parameter to the letter, you’ll find that the most rewarding aspect of growing is yet to come: harvesting your crops. Proper handling of crops after they have been harve ...


Author: SAMBIT KUMAR   Date Posted: 17 October 2017  

Vertical farming is a revolutionary approach used to produce food and medicinal plants in vertically stacked layers such as in a skyscraper, used warehouse, or shipping container. It facilitates huge quantity of nutritious and quality fresh food without relying on favorable weather, high water usage, skilled labor, and high soil fertility. Moreover, it ensures reliable yield and consistency in crop production round the year along with climate control, and no effects of external environment factors such as diseases, pests, or predator attac ...


Author: Chris Bond   Date Posted: 15 October 2017  

Takeaway: Like any system, hydro or not, there are of course pros and cons to using the Kratky method. One of the pros is how simple the system is to test out. Here's a brief intro to the technique, and what crops it is best used for. In the “more than one way to skin a cat” department, Kratky hydroponics is a soilless growing method that ...


Author: CANNA   Date Posted: 10 October 2017  

Credit: Canna When your growing your own plants, feeding your plants is complicated. The right mixture of nutrients is essential. Mixing the wrong nutrient solution may cause blockage. ...

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Author: E. Vinje from Planet Natural in Bozeman, Montana   Date Posted: 9 October 2017  

Gardeners have been saving seed ever since we settled into one place and started growing our own food. Thanks to seed saving, and passing them down from one generation to the next, we have the heirloom seeds and plant varieties that are so prized today. It’s only since the end of World War II that growers have had the option of buying affordable, high quality commercial seeds; before that saving your own seeds or trading with neighbors was the only way to procure prospective plants. Saving garden seeds at the end of each growing ...


Author: Mark Smirniotis   Date Posted: 4 October 2017  

If you’re using a vaporizer most of the time, the Kannastör Gr8tr grinder is the best tool to prepare your pot. The fine, fluffy results set it apart from any other grinder we tried at any price point. This consist ...


Author: Khang Starr   Date Posted: 3 October 2017  

Once lettuce plant can produce enough seeds to last you for many seasons. In this video, Khang will show you how to save lettuce seeds and use them. Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHsHFl0Olwc​ ...


Author: Lee Allen   Date Posted: 29 September 2017  

Takeaway : As humans look to colonize distant planets in our solar system and beyond, work has begun on figuring out a way to feed those willing to make the trip both during their travels and once settled. Lee Allen takes us closer to one program experimenting with controlled-environment growing for space travel. It’s all about Point A and Point B, staying alive while traveling massive distances and remaining alive once you reach your destination—say Mars or other as-yet-undiscovered sites in the sol ...


Author: NEWS PROVIDED BY PUF Ventures   Date Posted: 28 September 2017  

VANCOUVER, Sept. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - PUF Ventures Inc. ("PUF" or the "Company") (CSE: PUF) (Frankfurt: PU3) (OTCPK: PUFXF), is pleased to announce that it has agreed to a strategic partnership with the Richmond Valley Council, the local government in the Northern Rivers region of northeastern New South Wales, Australia, to construct a 1 million-square-foot greenhouse operation, with large-scale manufacturing, processing and office facilities for the cultivation, pr ...


Author: MaximumYield   Date Posted: 27 September 2017  

Definition - What does Rockwool Cube mean? Rockwool cubes, also called stonewool cubes, are best used to germinate seeds and root cuttings. They are a form of Rockwool, a popular growing medium for hydroponic gardening. Manufacturers create Rockwool cubes by spinning a combination of basalt and chalk to create an intertwined mixture that resembles the consistency of cotton candy. The material is then pressed and form ...


Author: Dray Perkins   Date Posted: 27 September 2017  

Takeaway : Hop crops are in big demand these days, but can they be grown hydroponically? Let's take a look. W hile hops have lately garnered attention worldwide as a favorite consumable crop, one question that remains i ...


Author: Eric Hopper   Date Posted: 21 September 2017  

Q: I’m about to buy my first grow tent. What sort of lighting system is best? And how many lights do I actually need? A: High-intensity discharge lights, including metal halide and high-pressure sodium, are still the most commonly used lighting systems in grow tents. However, many growers have been turning to fluorescents or LEDs with great success. Although grow tents differ from a typical growroom in a few ways, the same basic principles for lighting requirements still app ...


Author: CANNA Research   Date Posted: 21 September 2017  

Temperature is a key factor in plant growth and development. Along with the levels of light, carbon dioxide, air humidity, water and nutrients, temperature influences plant growth and ultimately crop yields. All these factors should be in balance. Temperature influences the plant in the short term as well as the long term. ...


Author: Thomas Forrest   Date Posted: 21 September 2017  

Takeaway : Interested in knowing more about the double-ended lighting technology now available to hobby growers? Here's why these lights are good to include in your growroom . Working in a hydroponics shop, I am frequently asked by customers how the new range of double-ended, high ...


Author: Canna   Date Posted: 19 September 2017  

Coco substrate can act as a buffer, storing water and nutrients for the plant. Buffering can work in several ways. There are water buffers, pH buffers, nutrient buffers and the coco buffer. ...


Author: Canna   Date Posted: 12 September 2017  

Giving your plants water with water that is too hot or too cold will affect to oxygen uptake of your so carefully grown plants. The substrate on which you are growing needs to have the right temperature as well, or your plants will stress out! ...


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