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Article 4-4 Sexual Propagation

By Cindy Rea A tiny seed is so complex it holds the complete genetic engineering of an individual plant or being, determining all the characteristics that the new life will possess. Genetic alterations of various plants= seeds have created strains that are designed to grow under specific conditions or produce hybrid species. Horticulturists are able to gain the desirable characteristics [ read more ]

Article 4-2 Perfect Room

Courtesy of Canadian Soiless By going back to the sciences of optimum plant growth, we were able to create the perfect sealed growing oasis. The following directions are for a completely isolated room, which means there are no intake and no exhaust fans; the room is completely self-contained. For successful plant growth you will require the following principles: HID Lighting [ read more ]

Article 4-2 Waging War Against Pest Insects

Written by Sherri-Lee Mathers, Balsam Way Organics Fight fire with fire, not chemical warfare. Controlling pest insects these days using chemical sprays have caused a great amount of concern to both gardeners and consumers in general. Concerns that involve our environment, the health of our children, pets and for the gardeners themselves who are dispensing such chemicals or are working [ read more ]

LIGHTING

Simply Hydroponics and Organics Brings you some articles from Maximum Yield that will answer some of our most commonly asked questions. Maximum Yield Article 6-6 – High Performance Lighting. Maximum Yield Article 6-4 – Create your own grow room. Maximum Yield Article 5-4 – Q’s Eric Fulvic Acid. Maximum Yield Article 5-4 – Carbon liquid and gas. Maximum Yield Article [ read more ]

Articles

Browse our constantly expanding catalog of articles on hydroponics, organics, lighting, pest and disease control, indoor gardening, outdoor gardening and more. Thanks to Maximum Yield Magazine for their numerous contributions to this section.

DESTROYING THE MYTHS

What is Hydroponics? Let’s start by defining hydroponics. Literally, the name means working water. Simply put, it is the art of gardening without soil. There are six basic kinds of hydroponic systems with hundreds of possible variations. For more information on the different methods of hydroponic gardening see (“Basic Hydroponic Systems and How they Work”).   Myth: Hydroponics is a [ read more ]

Ask The Professor

“The only stupid question is the one that is not asked” Author Unknown If you have a question or a problem that isn’t covered by the information on this website, do not despair. You can always ask the Professor! The Professor doesn’t claim to know everything, but he has many contacts and can find the information that you need. If [ read more ]

Classes

We have combined some of our best articles and info into a series of short class’s that give step by step instructions on many common gardening tasks.  Don’t worry — there are no tests and the classes are quick and easy to understand.  If you have a specific question that isn’t covered here you can always “Ask The Professor“.  The [ read more ]

Free System Plans

HAND-WATERED BUCKET Simple and inexpensive, this very basic and easy to build system will still deliver impressive results.  The series of holes that ring the bucket are about 1 1/2″ inches above the bottom.  This makes a small reservoir of nutrient solution that will be wicked up to the plants roots by the capillary action of the growing medium. Perfect [ read more ]

Hydrogen Peroxide — What’s it all about?

Hydrogen peroxide is water (H2O) with an extra oxygen molecule. The combination is H2O2, an unstable powerful oxidant. It is a natural substance which can be found in trace amounts in rain and snow. Rain combines with ozone in the upper atmosphere. When the two mix, the ozone (O2) loses one oxygen molecule to the water and hydrogen peroxide is [ read more ]
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