Entries by Eric Roberts

Keep Your Growing Room Warm

Keep Your Growing Room Warm Keep Your Growing Room Warm So to keep in line with my last post then here is a few ideas to keep your growing room warm for your plants this winter. Many grow rooms are situated in modern homes with central heating. So, the simple way would be to keep […]

Hydroponics Winter Basics

Hydroponics Winter Basics Hydroponics Winter Basics Winter is now upon us in the northern hemisphere. Here in West Yorkshire we have already experienced several frosts and a snow storm. Thus making it impossible to do any outdoor gardening. Most plants that are hardy have already closed down for their winter break. Leaves have fallen from […]

Hydroponics and the Environment

Hydroponics and the Environment Hydroponics and the Environment So as my readers will know that I am relatively new to hydroponics gardening. I have since learned that hydroponics has it advantages over growing in soil. Plants grown by using the hydroponics method will probably grow around 50% faster than their soil grown counterparts. Of course […]

Growing on your roofs

Growing on your roofs Growing on your roofs I must confess right now that I have never been a city dweller. Because of this then I have picked up ideas from other people who know about this subject. However I have seen many great gardening ideas in built up areas and city centres in many […]

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 […]