Entries by Eric Roberts

Effective Germination

Effective Germination Effective Germination Of course there are two main ways of producing new plants with differing variations. We can use the seed germination method or indeed take cuttings. Taking cuttings ensures that the mother plant is correctly cloned. Importantly, though the key part of any germination method is having the correct conditions for either […]

Poultry Food from Hydroponics

Poultry Food from Hydroponics Poultry Food from Hydroponics So I first read about this idea in a well known Indian hydroponics blog! As a keeper of poultry then I found the story very interesting. Firstly, then I am lucky enough to have a large lawn. This of course suffices for the amount of greens that […]

Lumatek Zeus Pro Lighting

Lumatek Zeus Pro Lighting Lumatek Zeus Pro Lighting Why use LED lighting Well in my opinion then the cost of running your lighting has got to up there amongst the main reason for updating your equipment. So as time goes by there are thousands of inventors looking for new way to improve things. In my […]

Which Tomatoes for Hydroponics !

Which Tomatoes for Hydroponics ! Which Tomatoes for Hydroponics ! I must confess that tomatoes are probably the best and most rewarding things that you can grow. Also they are a great choice for hydronic gardeners as well as conventional growers. Consequently, many growers feel that they are ideally suited for growing in an hydroponic […]

Friendly Bugs-ladybird

Friendly Bugs-ladybirds Friendly Bugs-ladybirds I must confess that this is one of the great and important part of gardening and growing plants in general. Knowing that many of these little blighters that try to ruin our crops have a natural enemy. These little predatory insects have one aim in life! To set out and destroy […]

Botrytis A Quick Look!

Botrytis A Quick Look! Botrytis A Quick Look! Most gardeners and growers cringe at the fist site of the dreaded “grey mold” known as Botrytis Cinerea. I do find that that the fungus is synonymous with damp warm conditions. Certain crops are more susceptible that others. Strawberries are the crop that come to mind, but […]

Iron Deficiency in Plants

Iron Deficiency in Plants Iron Deficiency in Plants Of course iron deficiency can effect many types of plants. In the past it has been common in my tomato plants. So, the most helpful sign of this condition is called “leaf chlorosis”. This is easy to spot as the leaves will turn yellow and the leaves […]

August Heat Wave Expected

August Heat Wave Expected August Heat Wave Expected So, I am sure that most people including growers and regular gardeners look forward to long sunny summer days. Of course its time to relax in the garden with your friends and family over a glass of beer or two. Possibly just doing some watering chores and […]

Hot weather-and your precious plants

Hot weather Hot weather I am writing this post because I am not sure that the large population of immigrant growers understand that the UK can be a very hot place. So this July (2012) is proving a point. Hot weather can be a disaster to all kind of plants. Especially if you are using […]

Yellowing Leaves

Yellowing Leaves Yellowing Leaves So, here in the UK we are at last enjoying some warm sunny weather. Ironically, this is the time to keep your eyes open for the tell tale signs of your plants leaves “yellowing”. Change of climate and temperature is one of the things that can effect your plants and witnessing […]