-Luis Guerra- In the long debate over clones vs seeds, I’ll help shed a bit of light and help you figure out which technique to use in your next grow. Clone / Cuttings First off, you will need a mother plant to produce clones. Wikipedia defines clones as any organism whose genetic information is identical to that of a parent organism from which it was created. A mother plant can come from a seed source, be purchased from a nursery, or taken from your current garden. Usually a … [Read more...] about Clones vs. Seeds
hydroponic seedling nutrients
-Luis Guerra- When it comes to feeding your plants hydroponically, there seems to be an enormous amount of information everywhere you turn. There are so many claims about which lines work the best and how many bottles a line needs to grow the best plants, many of them confusing or even contradictory. In my latest post, I’ll help you take some of the guesswork out of starting to grow hydroponically. One-part I mostly recommend one-part nutrients to new hydroponic growers simply … [Read more...] about One, Two, or Three-Part Nutrients?
-Chris Amaya- Beneficial bacteria is the heart and soul in all living soil that lays beneath our feet, but when it comes to observing beneficials in hydroponics we learn that microbes are not only for organics. The constant interaction between bacteria and plants play a large role in factoring soil fertility and plant health. Although there are hundreds and hundreds types of microorganisms on this earth, plants especially thrive when they have a good mix of mycorrhizae, bacteria, and … [Read more...] about More About Marvelous Microbes
If you missed last week's inaugural basil grow journal post, it can be found by following this link. This week, I planted the starter plugs in Hydro Korrels, the analogue of the now defunct Hydroton expanded clay balls. I chose this medium for its excellent capillary action, its low bulk density (relative heaviness) and its high porosity for air and nutrient solution holding purposes. The basil seedlings are fed nutrients via a top drip system that is connected to a pump on a timer. The … [Read more...] about Hydroponic Basil Grow Journal Week 2 (2/12-2/19)