Power Outage in Hydroponics (What to Do?)

Power Outage in Hydroponics (What to Do?)

Most hydroponic systems require electricity for smooth operation. But what if there’s a power outage? When I first experienced this, my plants started withering. Are you wondering why that suddenly happened? I’ve got the answers you’re looking for! In general, power outages deprive hydroponic plants of optimal oxygen, light, water circulation, and temperature control. As…

7 Causes of Bad-Smelling Hydroponics Water (and Solutions)

7 Causes of Bad-Smelling Hydroponics Water (and Solutions)

No one would like hydroponic water that smells foul—that’s for certain. Frankly speaking, I would not eat anything from a hydroponic garden that smells weird! But, believe it or not, I have encountered this issue numerous times in the past and have investigated several potential causes. In general, unpleasant odor in hydroponic water is caused…

Stainless Steel Pipes in Hydroponics: Should You Use Them?

Stainless Steel Pipes in Hydroponics: Should You Use Them?

Hydroponic systems, specifically nutrient film technique (NFT) types, are usually made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes which are plastic. But is it possible to use stainless steel pipes for hydroponic systems instead? Let us find out the answer today! Generally, stainless steel pipes are not used in hydroponics due to possibilities of galvanic corrosion, heaviness,…

Weak or Strong Hydroponic Water Pressure (4 Causes & Tips)

Weak or Strong Hydroponic Water Pressure (4 Causes & Tips)

Water pressure can be considered a driver in hydroponic systems. It is the force that delivers the nutrient water towards the plant roots. But what will happen when it becomes too weak or too strong? Generally, excessively weak or strong hydroponic water pressure results from inappropriate pump, clogging, improper pipe fittings, and incompatible pipe diameters….

Best 13 Perlite Substitutes in Gardening (and the Worst)

Best 13 Perlite Substitutes in Gardening (and the Worst)

Perlite stands out as one of the most prominent growing mediums for every garden—may it be for succulents, houseplants, outdoor plants, and hydroponics. One thing that I really like about perlite is its superior water holding capacity, which is key to having moist soil. But, are there other alternatives? Generally, perlite alternatives that can perform…