Compost Tea for Your Hydroponic System

Compost Tea for Your Hydroponic System

Simply put, a hydroponic garden consist of growing plants in water. While water offers some of the minerals and vitamins needed for plant growth, adding more will contribute to healthy plant development and fruit production. Hydroponic fertilizers such as FloraMicro, FloraGrow, and FloraBloom offer a complete and balanced “diet” for growing plants in a soil-less…

Modifying an Outdoor Solaris Garden to an Aquaponics Set Up

Modifying an Outdoor Solaris Garden to an Aquaponics Set Up

Aquaponics is the complete cycle of utilizing waste from fish to add nutrients to the water, in which the plant’s roots will absorb and use as natural fertilizer. The plants also produce oxygen rich water, creating the perfect ecosystem for healthy fish.  Below we will go over the 3 main steps in converting an outdoor Solaris…

Why is pH so important in a hydroponic garden?

Why is pH so important in a hydroponic garden?

pH – potential of hydrogen pH is extremely important when growing plants because it directly affects the plants ability to absorb nutrients from the water.  In other words, keeping the pH in the right range enables your plants to absorb the correct amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium needed to grow and produce fruit. Plants…

Benefits of Extra Air Flow for Hydroponics

Benefits of Extra Air Flow for Hydroponics

When it comes to hydroponic gardening, you can make it as simple or as fancy as you’d like. That means whether you have a fully automated, Bluetooth controlled, multi level hydroponic system or you’re growing bare root plants in a bucket of water, it’s considered a hydroponic garden.  That being said, even with the simplest…

From Hydro to Soil: How to Acclimate and Transplant Successfully

From Hydro to Soil: How to Acclimate and Transplant Successfully

You can grow your entire garden from seeds! One of the many benefits of growing plants hydroponically is the rate at which they grow. Due to the constant supply of nutrient rich water, plants are able to develop much faster. This means you can start from seed and have a well established plant much sooner…

Plant Placement – Plants Need Elbow Room Too

Plant Placement – Plants Need Elbow Room Too

Whether your hydroponic garden is vertical or you have large horizontal planting trays like the Solaris Gardens, plant placement plays an important role in how bountiful your harvest will be. When plants become crowded and deprived of light, they can not grow or produce fruit efficiently.  Hidden within the jungle of catnip to the left is a lightweight…

Garden Foes – How to Control Hungry Insects

Garden Foes – How to Control Hungry Insects

Although pest are slim to none when it comes to hydroponic gardening, every once in awhile you may find yourself with a garden intruder. Especially when maintaining an outdoor hydroponic garden, it’s good to know your options for battling these common garden foes.  Below are three example of insects you may encounter no matter what…

Seed Orientation Matters for Germination Success!

Seed Orientation Matters for Germination Success!

When starting seeds, there are a couple of key factors that determine your sprouting success rate. Along with temperature, moisture, and light, is the orientation of the seed. Every seed whether visible or not has a radicle. The radicle will form the tap root, a.k.a. the primary root to anchor down the seedling into the…