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I had a conversation with a hydroponics grower who was offended after seeing a video that criticized using the best base nutrients and supplements to get the biggest yields in your hydroponics garden.

If you analyze the video, it was apparently made by an anonymous, amateurish and annoyingly smarmy clandestine employee of a hydroponics company that makes very simplistic, untested and basic fertilizers.

Your hydroponics urban garden is probably the most important part of your life other than your lover, friends and family. But when you talk to a lot of hydroponics growers you see common mistakes they can fix so they get the maximum yield they seek, with less cost and fuss. Let’s take a look at a few of these mistakes, and how to fix them.

One common mistake is to not provide enough air movement inside your hydroponics urban garden.

When you’re a hobbyist or expert hydroponics gardener, perhaps running a hydroponics urban garden in a small room but still wanting to get maximum yield, you might sometimes be puzzled by general hydroponics terminology that you hear growers use or see in magazines.

So I decided to provide a general hydroponics guide to some of the more frequently used words and phrases that have special meaning in the hydroponics urban garden world:

Bodybuilders know something that hydroponics growers can use…and it’s a proven way for you to bulk up your urban garden plants so they break the scales for maximum yield and quality.

Your hydroponics urban garden benefits from added C02 to give you maximum yield, but many hydroponics growers don’t realize that C02 benefits hydroponic plants because it provides oxygen along with carbon for increased photosynthesis.

What’s more, your urban garden hydroponics plants need to intake significant quantities of oxygen through their roots.

As hydroponics gardeners who love plants, we recognize that climate change, destruction of ecosystems, overpopulation and other factors cause extinctions of irreplaceable plants and animals.

If you’ve ever been frustrated by a lack of networking and information when you’re considering hydroponics nutrients, equipment, and hydroponics gardening techniques, I have good news for you.

Spring has sprung, and some of us who do hydroponics are also interested in the benefits of outdoor growing.

Outdoor growing has several plusses. You save money because instead of paying for electricity, the sun provides more light than any indoor hydroponics equipment ever could provide.

Each of us has reasons for loving hydroponics gardening, for taking the time and money to run an urban garden for maximum yield. In fact, hydroponics gardening is often a life-enhancing activity, especially if you’ve had times of challenge and hardship when you had to work hard to get yourself to a better place.

I’ve had times like that, as most of us, and I’d like you to take a few moments to consider a fellow named Jack who grew up in the woods near a logging town that had one traffic light, one bar, and one church.


Most hydroponics gardeners are familiar with the usual pests that can attack your hydroponic indoor garden and turn your hydroponics plants into sick or dying plants.

These little insect criminals include thrips, whiteflies, and spider mites, but there’s an increasing hydroponics gardening problem from an upstart pest called fungus gnats.

These grayish-black little bugs are unique among hydroponics insect pests in that they live mostly in the root zone, and especially at the top of your root zone.

When you’re shopping for hydroponics equipment and hydroponic supplies, you’re looking for the best prices and products that increase the pleasure, convenience and value of your hydroponics gardening.

What’s more, you realize that your hydroponics retail shopping experience has a decisive impact on the success of your hydroponics garden.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel a very personal connection to my hydroponics plants and my hydroponic garden set-up.

I don’t look at my hydroponics plants as “living machines.” In fact, the more I pay attention to my plants, the more I recognize they have many of the characteristics of a living “being.” Or, as one of my hydroponics mentors used to say, “Plants are people too.”

You and your friends love sweet-tasting crops that are loaded with quality, flavor and aroma. One way to get those kinds of crops is to use compost tea. What compost tea does for you is it imports natural growth factors into your root zone and plants so you get the benefits of outdoor growing with your indoor hydroponics gardening.

Here’s a fun hydroponics riddle for you: what’s the similarity between a popular hydroponics material and cotton candy?

The answer is that both of them are spun from melted stuff. Cotton candy is spun sugar, and rockwool is spun basalt (sometimes referred to as “diabase”).

Growing up is easier than you think, no matter how old you are…at least when you’re talking about hydroponics gardening.

That’s because the traditional flatbed horizontal method of growing plants has competition from newer innovations such as rotary gardens and vertical gardens.

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