Off With Their Organic Heads

The echo of Stanford University’s study has still not ceased bouncing up in news coverage around the world. As of this morning, the American Pediatrics Association heaps further fuel into proving to the public that insisting on investing in organic foods is a foolish use of your money. Let’s not forget that this is an election year. A repetitive period of mudslinging by and for battling politicians whose campaigns are funded by? Lobbying factions. Early puberty not caused by additives? Now growth hormones and estrogen in the milk is perfectly safe and harmless to humans. Is it just me...

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Exactly What Is the Problem Here?

At the first sign of plant stress, in both indoor and outdoor gardening, the less experienced grower does one of two things. Either they pour on more fertilizer, or increase their watering. So it shouldn’t be surprising at all to learn that the most common problems in the indoor hydroponics garden are also related to these very gardener reactions. Unfortunately, plying the residents with more food and drink doesn’t always correct the issue – no matter where you are growing plants. With hydroponics things are a lot more technical than growing in the soil outside. Your hydro crop gets both...

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Propagating The Perfect Popper

The jalapeno popper is hugely popular as an appetizer, tailgate party treat and low carb snack in the United States. Available pre-prepared in grocery stores freezers everywhere, it might not occur to many that they could quickly and easily whip them up fresh with their own home grown peppers. You haven’t had a popper until you’ve tasted the real thing! Jalapenos are easy to grow in the backyard, outdoor containers and indoors in traditional or hydroponic grow rooms too. Super Mild To Moy Caliente Not all jalapeno plants are created equal though, and if you’re going to make poppers,...

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Best All Around Nutrients

Looking for a one size fits all solution to hydroponic nutrients? Well, you’ve definitely come to the right place, because around here we tell it like it is. There is absolutely no such thing outside of Eutopia. You can’t base your plant’s nutrition on some wonder diet. There are just far too many variables between the water you personally have available and your crop’s needs. Additionally, different plants you might want to grow could have unique needs. So, as a small plot farmer, you need to learn what each plant in your plan requires and provide those needs without fail....

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Great Hydroponics Ideas, But…

There are some really cool ideas for indoor gardening floating around the internet. To the unaware, they might not work out that well. DIY hydroponics setups are hot. A great looking idea that is really creative or has great artistic aesthetics gets shared on tons of blog and magazine type sites. It’s exciting to see the growing interest in raising food indoors too, but some of these ‘how to’ ideas will or could have poor results. One thing I noticed while being led from site to site through links was that most of these ideas showed no grow lights...

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