Grow Knowledge Database


Author: ebmpapst   Date Posted: 5 June 2018  

What’s so special about an EC fan? EC fans are generally recognised as being the latest thing in energy efficient air movement technology, but what is an EC fan and what makes it so special? Although ebm-papst, the market leader in EC technology, is a German company, EC has nothing to do with the European Community! In this case, EC stands for Electronically ...


Author: Rich Hamilton from Maxmium Yield   Date Posted: 2 June 2018  

Takeaway: Rich Hamilton explains how we can use the scientific concept of negative pressure to produce greater yields, while greatly decreasing the amount of fuss and stress for growers toiling in indoor gardens. We often use many scientific methods for indoor gardening, ...


Author: GWC   Date Posted: 28 May 2018  

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Author: Frank Rauscher from Maximum Yield   Date Posted: 18 May 2018  

Takeaway : Should you be watering your plants once a day? Different plants and different soils need different watering regimens. Here’s a general guide. Too much, not enough, too often or too seldom—these are concerns I hear from growers all the time regarding wat ...


Author: Shannon McKee from Maximum Yield   Date Posted: 9 May 2018  


Author: Grubby cup from Maximum Yield   Date Posted: 19 December 2017  

Takeaway: Plants that use the duration of their dark periods to signal flowering are said to be subject to photoperiodism and are classified as either ‘short day’ or ‘long day’ plants . Grubbycup explains how using this knowledge allows for plant growth manipulation. In ...


Author: Kent Gruetzmacher   Date Posted: 14 December 2017  

Takeaway: Though a bit less glamorous than lighting, mediums, and nutrients, your growroom’s air quality is vital to a successful crop. Here's how to find the perfect balance of your indoor garden’s air temperature and humidity levels. The primary factors that contribute to the success or failure of an indoor ...


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: nitrogen, potassium, phosph ...


Author: Beth Garner   Date Posted: 29 November 2017  


Author: Reynard Loki   Date Posted: 25 November 2017  

A growing body of research proves that simply being around nature can improve human health and happiness. A month-long 2016 study conducted in the UK by the University of Derby and the Wildlife Trusts found that connecting to nature resulted in a " ...


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 h ...


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: 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. Prope ...


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. ...

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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: 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 ...


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 ...


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  


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: Chris Bond from MaximumYield   Date Posted: 5 September 2017  


Author: David Kessler from Maxmum Yield   Date Posted: 1 August 2017  

Source: Adrian Christopher/Dreamstime.com (I hope this image does not make you think of something else) Takeaway: The tiny skeletons of microscopic creatures can be a gardener’s best friend when it comes to organic pest control. David Kessler offers insight on how to effectively apply diatomac ...


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 ...


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 g ...

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Author: cch2o   Date Posted: 31 May 2017  

Our Under Current® RDWC systems are specifically designed to deliver high levels of aeration and circulation. These supercharged conditions allow your plants to uptake water and nutrients easier and more efficiently. With this increased efficiency it is very important to provide the correct amount of nutrients to your plants to ensure consistent growth rates and a successful grow cycle. High nutrient levels are one major factor that can slow down your plants growth rates and hurt your overall yields. ...


Author: Luis Rivera   Date Posted: 1 May 2017  

Takeaway : LED grow lights bring definite benefits, but choosing the right product usually proves to be quite challenging. Here ar ...


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