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In our previous article on water and hydroponics, we discussed the sad fact that most water is polluted with chloramines, heavy metals, harmful bacteria and other contaminants. Some water comes with onboard magnesium and/or calcium, and this might be useful for your hydroponics plants. But most water just isn’t pure…
Many hydroponics growers ask me about water, and it’s easy to see why. Without water, your hydroponics plants die. Without water, you can’t deliver nutrients into your plants. No wonder hydroponics growers are concerned about water quality.
The challenge for most growers looking to get into commercial hydroponic crop production is the up front costs of the hydroponic system and greenhouse equipment, as well as the price of land. Then there are operating costs to consider: electricity to power the pumps, lights, water, fertilizer, labor and packaging.
One of the problems with most hydroponics bloom boosters and base fertilizers is that some manufacturers don’t understand why your plants need all 14 essential nutrients to grow well. Many folks seem to believe that nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium are provided in such large amounts because they are more important…
Hydroponics P/K boosters and bloom boosters contain supplemental phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) and almost every grower uses them during bloom phase.
We were discussing last week that in the near future, the diminishing availability of water and other natural resources will certainly create tension, if not armed conflict between neighboring communities, tribes, nations, and regions. The more stable regions with more viable economies will be those with the greatest access to…
We’ve been talking about coco coir, which is one of the most popular growing media in hydroponics. If you’ve read Part One and Part Two of this series, you’ve discovered what coir is, how it is processed, that it offloads potassium and locks up calcium and magnesium and is a…
In the previous article in this series on hydroponics coco coir, we talked about how coir is made, and discussed details of how coir is used in hydroponics. Unfortunately, there are few controls or regulations that ensure the quality and performance of hydroponics coco coir. This is a matter of…
In this age of ever-expanding cyberspace, where there is more technology in our cell phones than the spacecraft that delivered man to the moon, warfare is still as real and primitive as it gets. Despite the drones and satellite imagery, our current war relies on extremely well trained individuals to…
Monkeys are very smart, and they are our close relatives. As you know, they love coconuts. Is it possible that monkeys long ago discovered that coconuts can be used as root zone media in hydroponics? I guess we will have to wait until the monkey experts do more research on…

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