-James Gordon- Welcome back to another edition of “Intro to Hydroponics” in our FSG blog series. The last few months our blogs have featured some information to get you started on your hydroponic journey. In this blog we will discuss flushing and hydroponic system maintenance. Any hydroponic system is going to need maintenance. To help improve the longevity of your chosen system you must, and no way around it at all, clean your system. PERIOD! You need to think of the pipes, lines, … [Read more...] about Intro to Hydroponics Part IV: Maintaining Your System
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-Jordan Trent- Does looking at a wall of different nutrient brands leave you with analysis paralysis? I get asked pretty much every day to help at least one of our customers wade through the sea of reputable nutrient brands that stock our shelves. Assuming the customer isn’t looking specifically for an all organic line, I pretty much always give the same answer: Canna. Canna is a Dutch company that I’ve used for years in my personal growing life, after getting a recommendation at, you guessed … [Read more...] about Grow Big with Canna Nutrients
-Gabrial House- On the blog this week I wanted to take a closer look at flushing our indoor crops before harvest. I often get asked if I flush my plants, what I use to flush my plants and for how long do I flush my crop? Flushing your indoor crop at the end of its life cycle is a critical step that should not be overlooked. To get the most out of our indoor crops, we tend to push our plants hard, using an array of fertilizers and supplements; however, when it comes time to harvest our … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Flush
Water is one of the most important building blocks of life, but we have to face the fact that not all water is created equal. This is especially true when it comes to your indoor garden, and even more so in your hydroponic garden. Liquid fertilizers contain mineral salts and dissolved solids designed to feed your plants a balanced diet; however, as discussed in previous blog posts (https://fifthseasongardening.com/?s=flushing), excess salts in the water can negatively impact your plants and … [Read more...] about A Short Primer on Water Source Quality
Flushing is often regarded as something that should be done at the end of your plant’s life cycle before harvesting. In reality, flushing has three major roles that benefit both the plants and you, the gardener, throughout the whole growth cycle. Flushing: 1) Keeps the growing medium and reservoirs clean 2) Keeps root zones and plants happy and healthy 3) Improves taste and aroma by removing excess chemicals and nutrients from plant tissue Flushing regularly (up to every 7-10 days) removes … [Read more...] about To flush or not to flush?