Hydroponics Blog

  • 26th February 2015

    RIP Charlie’s Hydro

    It is always a sad day for the hydroponics industry when a well-established retailer closes the doors of their business and, as you may or may not be aware, Charlie’s Hydro, a leading eBay hydroponics retailer, has recently gone into liquidation. What does this mean for existing Charlie’s Hydro customers? Whilst a lot of customers will obviously be a bit worried about warranties on products that they purchased from Charlies in the last year or so, with regards to anything that came from Maxigrow there is no need to stress.


  • 12th August 2014

    What You Need to Know About Pythium (Root Rot)

    Pythium (also called root rot, damping off, or water mould) can be absolutely devastating in a hydroponic application because the pathogens’ spores are well-adapted to survive in water. These fungus-like organisms threaten hydroponic crops worldwide and even pose problems for botanical experiments in space vehicles orbiting the Earth. Extraordinary sanitation measures are not always sufficient to exclude contagion, and once a pythium epidemic gets underway in a greenhouse, it’s difficult to entirely get rid of it.


  • 12th July 2014

    Superthrive vs Hesi Supervit – Which One Is Better?

    Superthrive and Supervit are liquid concentrations of a range of vitamins and hormones designed to promote growth, with Superthrive also claiming it can relieve plants from numerous stress factors, from transplanting to heat stress. Both are widely used in the horticultural industry and both have gained plenty of positive feedback. Superthrive Superthrive is often seen as the original vitamin and hormone solution.


  • 8th January 2014

    5 Great Gardening Apps Every Grower Should Own (For iPhone)

    There’s an app for pretty much anything nowadays and the world of horticulture is no exception. If you love gardening and own a smartphone then these great gardening apps will help you get the most out of your plants. From documenting your growing efforts to spotting diseases; there’s an app that can help.


  • 18th October 2013

    Vertical Veg Patches and Farm Kitchens

    What do vertical vegetable patches and farm kitchens have to do with contemporary, forward thinking design? Well, it all comes down to micro-agriculture and making the most of limited spaces. Many of us are currently living in increasingly cramped urban environments where making the most of the little space we have is becoming ever more important.




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