Growing the Growhouse way

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  GERMINATION IN A JIFFY! Week 01 Requirements: Jiffy Plugs Water Watering container / Water spray Seeds Tray Align Jiffy plugs with the open side up. Water and watch the plug expand to almost 3 times its size. Make a hole using a toothpick or any such sharp object around a quarter of an inch

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What is hydroponics?

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in the absence of soil, by providing it with its food directly through water, by making nutrient rich water available to the plant’s roots. It’s a really simple concept – don’t let it’s technical sounding name intimidate you. Many of us have grown up knowing that plants grow

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Maintaining a cool reservoir

One of the most frustrating things for me, being a hydroponics enthusiast in India, was (apart from the unavailability of stuff of course) the weather conditions in India. Any of my fellow growers would agree that every single bit of knowledge on hydroponics is generated in countries with weather temperatures a stark difference from what

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Using Jiffy Plugs

I discovered the convenience of Jiffy pellets after months of working with loose coco-peat. The jiffy pellets, although made from the same material, save me a huge amount of time and effort. Coco-peat blocks are far more widely available in India than the fancier jiffy pellets but the coco-peat blocks are huge and cumbersome and

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