Ebb & Flow Garden System
The Ebb and Flow method feeds plants by flooding the plant site(s) with a nutrient rich solution and then allowing...
Establish and Maintain a Healthy Root Microbiome
Plants consist of several basic organ systems, and roots are an important one. In both soil culture and hydroponics, roots...
Feeding and watering frequency: Drain-to-waste setups and coir based media
How often should you feed and water your plants? When growing plants in a drain-to-waste setup and using a nutrient...
Identifying Root Rot in Your Plants
There are several symptoms of root rot and many can often be mistaken for nutrient deficiencies or temperature extremes. What...
A hydro system which circulates or “feeds” nutrient solution from a reservoir over and over again, until the reservoir is either “topped off” with additional nutrients or drained out completely and replenished. Ebb & flow (flood & drain) is the most common recirculating system in hydro, although NFT (nutrient film technique) and drip systems can also recirculate nutrient solution.
The stereotypical garden space is a horizontal, flat, well lit area, and while that configuration is useful in many circumstances,...
The simplest form of hydroponics is the wick system of fertigating your plants using completely passive methods. In this system, plants draw up the nutrient solution via a fibrous material that is placed in a reservoir. The simplicity of this system is its only advantage because there are no moving parts there is little chance of failure as long as there is water available. The disadvantages of this system are that it does not allow the grower to control rate and frequency of irrigation and during warmer periods the wick system may not be able to keep up with the irrigation needs of the plant. This is the least popular type of hydroponic system and is rarely used at the commercial level.