Coconut Coir is the husk (mesocarp) of the coconut fruit that is processed and composted to produce a fine particle...
Coconut Coir, Basics and Benefits
Coconut Coir is a widely used organic and renewable growth medium for both hydroponic and container gardening. Coir is made...
Deep water culture (DWC) is the one of the oldest method of hydroponics to date. In this system, the plants roots are submerged in water that is aerated typically by using an air pump and air stone. The advantage to this system is the simplicity of technology and high level of humidity in the root zone. The disadvantage of this type of system is that if the source of oxygen in nutrient solution is reduced or fails, there is limited capacity for the plants to maintain vigor. This method is extremely productive and popular for production of lettuce, herbs, and other leafy greens.
Peat moss if formed by the slow decomposition of mosses, like sphagnum, or sedges in a wet, acidic environment such...
Perlite is made from volcanic rock that has been heated to about 700° C until the material expands, similar to...
Water Quality for Hydroponics
Water makes up as much as 90% of the mass of a plant- even more in some crops, such as...
When to Rinse or Buffer Coco Coir
If you are reading this, you probably already know what coco coir is, and what it means to be “buffered.”...