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  • Propagation

    Propagation is best done in its own environment i.e room or propagation tent to create an environment you can easily control. Then you would use a propagator to bring on your small plants from seedlings or cuttings, you can also propagate on a window seal using a propagator, this method is great as you will use the sun and window for your light source which is free electric everyone loves something for free and what better light source then then the sun however you don't have no control of the temperature and hours of light....read more
  • Ventilation

    Ventilation undoubtedly a very important factor in any indoor growing environment. The main objective of this, is to have a constant circulation and movement of air passing in, through and back out of your growing environment. Lets start with the outtake also known as extractor or exhaust. An outtake is needed in order to expel hot, humid stagnant air out of your growing environment. ...read more
  • Grow Lights

    Vegetative Grow Lights There are many different types of grow lights from propagation grow lights which would be cfls, T5 propagation lights and metal halides. Metal Halide bulbs come in a few different sizes. Popular sizes are 400w, 600w and 1000w. You also have your flowering grow lights like Digital Dim-able 600w High Pressure Sodium Lights. In your early stages of propagation or vegetative stages it would be better to use a cfl or T5 light. These lights are better for early veg stages as they do not produce a lot of heat and the levels of light are not to intense for the plant....read more
  • Aeroponics

    Aeroponics is Re-circulating Deep water culture system that has a misting chamber where the net pots are suspended in the air and sprinklers constantly mist the root zone. The advantage of this is a higher oxygen content to the roots so better development and a healthier plant. Aeroponics means that there is a Higher oxygen content which allows 100% of the roots to be exposed to nutrients and oxygen 100% of the time. You have many advantages to aeroponics which are rapid plant growth, no medium content and higher yields. Grow It Yourself Hydroponics would only recommend aeroponics to experienced growers or growers who have really took some time to study the aeroponic system. In aeroponics the pH and EC levels can fluctuate quite easily, so you will need to keep a close eye and monitor daily....read more
  • So you wanna get the best flower bud?

    Well you need nutrients made with a good source of quality minerals. Weather your in hydro, soil or coco first we have to start with your main food which we will call your base nutrient or base food. A good example would be Canna hydro, Canna Terra and Canna coco ab. These are brilliant base nutrients and will keep your plants looking great from start to finish. But people want to improve on just using base nutrients which is totally understandable and this is where additives come into play. Now we have many different type of plant additives from vegetive additives also could be known as a root booster to flowering additives also known as a flowering booster. Grow It Yourself Hydroponics recommend flowering nutrients which are high in phosphorus and potassium and rich in vitamins and minerals. A good root booster would be rhizotonic or canna rhizotonic. This product...read more
  • Plant Nutrition

    Plant Nutrition can come in various forms in hydroponic gardening, from your simple 2 part solutions which consist of grow and bloom. Grow or otherwise known as Vega is for early vegetative phases where higher Nitrogen (N) levels are needed at these first stages. Bloom or otherwise known as Flores is for when your plant starts flower production which higher levels of Phosphorous (P) and Potassium (K) whist nitrogen levels are lower. A and B formulas are available which can be used the whole way through a cycle gradually strengthening your ratio, some companies do provide a Vega and Flores of these first due to the (NPK) and nutritional values for the different stages of your cycle. Here are some good A & B nutrient brands such as Canna Coco A & B, House & Garden A & B and Dutch Pro Original Hydro/Coco A+B....read more
  • Helping Sick Plants

    Common problems we here in the shop is the odd few plants don't look well doing poorly signs of growth. The other plants look lovely but these odd few look terrible. The reason for this could be that these plants just have weaker genetics or they are the runts of the litter. Ways we can help these plants are by introducing special nutrients to help strengthen the plants. Usually these products have trace elements or lots of different amino acids. These products will help your plant get better by aiding root development, build plant vigor, stimulate more growth and flowering. There are products you can put straight into the water butt and mix in with your other nutrients (make note that some of these products are very concentrated so only small amounts are needed). Other products you can foliar spray direct to the plant. Grow It Yourself Hydroponics would recommend...read more
  • Ph and Why is it necessary for Plant Growth

    I often get asked what is Ph and why is it necessary for plant growth? Well Ph is the measurement of acidity and alkalinity of your water or reservoir that you feed to your plants. This measurement determines whether your feed solution has high levels of acid or alkaline and is a major factor of nutrient uptake and absorption. The scale of measurement is simply 0 to 14. Zero being the most acidic, 7 being neutral and 14 being most alkalinic. Most base nutrients used by plants are soluble, with a limited range of acidity. But there are now products on the market which are in fact Ph perfect, such as Advanced nutrients conissuer which needs little or no adjustment needed. During early vegetive stage of your cycle such as seedlings or cuttings, you really want a PH value of around 5.5, but a more established plant with a value...read more
  • Lolly Popping

    Lolly popping is a great technique you can use to increase your yields. It works by removing all the lower branches and leaves of the plant. I would recommend going from the base about half a foot up. On larger plants you could go a foot or a foot and a half from the base of the plant. This enables the plant to send the energy to the top of the canopy. Lolly popping your plants will also allow air flow through the base of your stems. You will be able to see what's going on and it will be a lot easier to detect pests, bugs and diseases. Humidity can build up when foliage is very thick at the bottom, as there is lower amounts of air, this causes fungus and rot which we need to avoid....read more
  • Liquid Silicon

    Silicon or (si) for the science people that know their chemical elements, is a natural substance occurring in soil. If silicon is not present in your soil or medium, we advise that you add it. This is where liquid silicon will help you in achieving the results you're after. Growing with silicon will help your plant become stronger, better at fighting against disease, pests and increase yields. You will notice the all the stems on the plant are considerably thicker and the plant will be a lot more healthier compared to the plants without silicon. When you go to crop your plant at harvest time look at how thick the stems are even on a fan leaf. Remove the leaf and you will see the difference between a none silicon plant and one that has been given silicon. ...read more