Phil

I have been growing plants hydroponically since 2009. For years before that i was reading books and looking at systems and saying ...no way... But once i had taken the plunge with the tomatoes outside, then there was no stopping me. I tried out most of the systems and started to refine them, getting the plants to grow more efficiently. Now I am more interested in indoor hydroponics and the challenges it presents. Being able to control the environment, feeding the correct nutrients and giving the correct length and type of lighting....

Hydroponic Systems: What Types are there?

What are Hydroponic systems? Hydroponic systems are a method of growing plants without soil. Or more strictly with ‘working water’, but it mainly means any system which does not use soil. There are several different hydroponic systems. These include deep water culture (DWC), nutrient film technique(NFT), aeroponics, flood and drain or ebb and flow, wick …

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DWC for Tomatoes

DWC For Tomatoes Hi, are you interested in growing tomatoes? Getting year after year consistent results? I am and I would like to share with you my method of DWC for tomatoes. This system may not be the best but it does give repeatable and reliable results. So – how do I do DWC for …

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History of Hydroponics

What most people don’t realise is that hydroponics is not a recent technique for growing plants. Way back Before Christ, we find that the Arabs were growing melons on the dry and sandy riverbeds, being watered with solutions of composted animal excreta. A simliar process was used in India to grow watermelons, cucumbers and other …

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