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Author: Leanna Garfield   Date Posted: 18 October 2017  

University of Maryland/Department of Energy ​ Before your produce 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 greens indoors skips most of thos ...


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 learn ba ...


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 att ...


Author: CANNA   Date Posted: 10 October 2017  

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. Check the Need To Know video to find out more. ...

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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 season can be a great cost saving measure and a way ...


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 ...


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: 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, ...


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 is, “Can they be grown hydroponically?” ...


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 apply. If you are using HID or fluorescents, you should ...


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: 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! ...


Author: Bluelab   Date Posted: 11 September 2017  

Watch how to prepare the Bluelab Guardian Monitor for the first use. You'll find tips for care and storage throughout the video. ...


Author: P.L. Light Systems   Date Posted: 11 September 2017  

Successful grow lighting begins with a carefully considered light plan. A light plan calculates the best possible coordination of grow lights in terms of their distance and orientation from one another, as well as the crops. The trick lies in determining the ideal combi ...


Author: JENNY SUGAR   Date Posted: 11 September 2017  

If you care deeply about your health and want to try a new and delicious food that can help you drop a few kilos, you're going to want to pick up a bag of hemp hearts. These are raw hemp seeds that have the hull or shell removed, leaving a small, soft and chewy, mild-tasting, nutty seed that's easier to digest than hemp seeds. Here are three reasons these tiny gems are not only super nutritious but, as a bonus, can also help you reach your weight-loss goals. ...


Author: Sally Nex   Date Posted: 10 September 2017  

Alongside the bustling crowds of shoppers on Clapham High Street in south London, there is a lift shaft. Take a ride 120 feet down into the dark underbelly of London and you come out into a curved-roof cavern, lined neatly with shelves and lit with an eerie pink light. Welcome to the world’s first underground farm. On the shelves are tray after tray of perfect fresh salads and herbs, feeding a 24/7 prod ...


Author: Chris Bond from MaximumYield   Date Posted: 5 September 2017  

Takeaway: If you give your plants too much love, it’s possible you’ll both feel the burn. Here's h ...


Author: Kind LED Grow Lights   Date Posted: 4 September 2017  

In this video, we will test and compare Kind LED along with all of the major LED grow light brands, as well as DE and LEC (CMH), on PPFD (Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density) and Spectrum. These two metrics, when used in conjunction, serve as a great indicator of how well a grow light will perform. We will define these poten ...


Author: Behind the Bines by Ezra Johnson-Greenough   Date Posted: 1 September 2017  

In the world of beer, one ingredient reigns supreme: hops. The modern craft brewing ...


Author: Hayden Johnson   Date Posted: 31 August 2017  


Author: Tanaya Singh   Date Posted: 31 August 2017  

“You are what you eat,” they say. And that’s what Ajay Naik, a Goa-based hydroponic farmer, believes in. After quitting his job and giving up his company, this software engineer decided to help farmers across India learn about hydroponics and the use of technology in agriculture." ...


Author: Miss Mary Jane   Date Posted: 24 August 2017  

BREAKING: Hemp has finally been approved as food in Australia for the first time in over 50 years! Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1tap8DOBxE Source: ...


Author: Daily Wales Post   Date Posted: 24 August 2017  

The world’s hottest chili pepper - so fiery it could kill someone who eats it - has been created in North Wales. But the record-breaking, weapons-grade creation, developed by hobby grower Mike Smith also has a more positive use. It was developed to be used in medical treatment as an anesthetic because the oils that come from it are so potent that they can numb the skin. It measures more than 2.48m on the Scoville scale, and it could potentially cause a type of anaphylactic shock for someone who eats it, burning the airways and closing them up. ...


Author: Stealth Garden   Date Posted: 24 August 2017  

Quick summary video about the latest batch of HiPAR Horticultural lights we've received in our Australian warehouse. The Sunstorm kit use #315w ...


Author: Max-Fan   Date Posted: 24 August 2017  

Max-Fan Pro Series fans are the next generation of in line mixed-flow fans capable of even more efficient and stronger performance than the original Max-Fan. Manufactured in Germany the Pro Series of fans has a much more robust housing due to the fiberglass reinforced plastic compounds that meet all of the UL and CS ...


Author: Greenenvy supply   Date Posted: 24 August 2017  

BlackDog Phytomax has just come in and we review and test these awesome new models for you with readings, PAR charts and Spectral graphs and wattages. source:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHJ1A6umYME ...


Date Posted: 31 May 2017  

EBB & FLOW system The ebb and flow hydroponic system (also called flood and drain) is the classic hydroponic setup. It is easy to understand, build and maintain. It's versatile and can accommodate pots of any size, or even rockwool blocks. Individual potted plants are arranged on a drain table or "growing bed" which can hold a few inches of water. Periodically, the nutrient solution is pumped in, flooding the holding bed. The plants are watered from the bottom through the drain holes in the pots. After a few minutes of soaking, the ...


Date Posted: 31 May 2017  

Basic Wick Systems Introduction Pro & Con Here we're going to cover the basics of wick systems which are designed for simple hydroponic growing. As a passive method, they do not have moving parts, making it easier to understand and maintain than other active systems. Wick systems are the simplest method of growing hydroponically, and are therefore, an excellent option for beginners. However, there are downsides to usi ...

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