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  • What’s Growing on at Sheffield?

    What’s Growing on at Sheffield?

     

    You might have heard - we’re big on chillies here at Sheffield. Drop by our Sheffield Greenhouse to see what we’ve been growing.

     

    Posted in Company News, Grow Diaries, Propagation by GroWell Team | Comments (0)

  • Why we LOVE Deep Water Culture!

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    Why we LOVE Deep Water Culture!

    Deep Water Culture is a firm favourite hydroponic growing technique with our growing experts! See how our Greenhouse plants are progressing in the IWS RDWC system.

    Posted in Company News, Grow Diaries, Hydro, New Growers, News, Systems by Gareth | Comments (0)

  • Enjoying The Fruits Of Your Labour (Hydro vs Soil Grow Diary)

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    Enjoying The Fruits Of Your Labour (Hydro vs Soil Grow Diary)

    Harvesting fruit from your indoor garden is without doubt the most satisfying moment in the growing cycle. You’ll certainly find that other aspects are very enjoyable too, like nurturing the young seedlings for example, but finally getting to reap the rewards of a crop is what it’s really all about! After careful consideration of the methods you can use to collect the goods produced – the “all-in-one harvest”, the “two stage harvest” and the “gradual harvest” – our resident expert Keith outlines when and how to apply each technique before explaining what he chose to do with his own twilight chillies.

    Posted in Expert Tips, Grow Diaries, Growing Tips, Hydro, New Growers, Soil, Your First Grow by GroWell Team | Comments (3)

  • LED Grow Lights – Do they actually work?

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    LED Grow Lights – Do they actually work?

    Evidence. It’s what we all need to see when claims start to circulate regarding something revolutionary, something game-changing, something that on the surface of our understanding sounds far too good to be true! And yet, more often than not, word of mouth can spread like wildfire without actual proof of results ever being present, a facet of modern times largely down to the fast and open nature of the Internet. For most members of the indoor gardening community, the repeated boasts of “superior technology” and “enhanced plant growth” made by manufacturers of LED grow lights certainly seem attractive and plausible. But where are the reports on research and testing, the side-by-side comparisons with existing lamps, the clear, concrete, undeniable evidence? Have a look... we can't find any! Keith sets out to throw light on this issue in a series of articles examining the effects of using various LED units to raise plants at different stages of the life cycle. Join him on his journey!

    Posted in Buyers Guides, Equipment, Expert Tips, Grow Diaries, Grow Lights, Product Spotlight, Soil by GroWell Team | Comments (49)

  • Switching to the flowering stage (Hydro vs Soil Grow Diary - Day 111)

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    Switching to the flowering stage (Hydro vs Soil Grow Diary - Day 111)

    Switching to the flowering phase is a seminal point in the growing cycle, as you finally move on from vegetative development to fruit production. Obviously there are several key changes that need to be made to the way you grow your plants during the last 8-16 weeks of a crop, most notably regarding lights on times and nutrients. Our expert grower Keith looks a little closer at the all-important process of switching to flowering, in both soil and hydro set ups. It’s a helpful starting point if you’re new to indoor gardening and a good refresher for more experienced members.
  • Changing Nutrients (Hydro vs Soil Grow Diary – Day 97)

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    Changing Nutrients (Hydro vs Soil Grow Diary – Day 97)

    With two weeks coming and going since transplanting, now seems like a good time to change the nutrients for the hydro plant whilst also giving the soil one a much needed watering. This post should be particularly interesting for growers using bubbler systems, as some handy tips are highlighted that make the feeding process a whole lot easier.

    Posted in Grow Diaries, Hydro, New Growers, Nutrients, Soil, Your First Grow by GroWell Team | Comments (2)

  • The settling in period after transplanting (Hydro vs Soil Grow Diary - Day 90)

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    The settling in period after transplanting (Hydro vs Soil Grow Diary - Day 90)

    Four days have passed since the plants were transplanted into their main systems, with the bubbler system now holding the hydroponically grown plant, and an eleven litre pot at last accommodating the soil based one. It's a good time to check and see how they are getting on...

    Posted in Grow Diaries, Hydro, New Growers, Soil, Your First Grow by GroWell Team | Comments (1)

  • Introducing plants to a main system (Hydro vs Soil Grow Diary - Day 86)

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    Introducing plants to a main system (Hydro vs Soil Grow Diary - Day 86)

    Moving home causes even the calmest, most organised person a certain degree of stress and for your plants the equivalent situation is no different. Several factors are absolutely vital to the process of transplanting plants into a main system, including their stage of development and overall health, as well as your preparation and choice of products for the task. Our chilli expert Keith uses his latest blog post to outline the steps that he took to successfully relocate a young plant, already in a transplanting cube, from propagator to the final destination of bubbler system. It’s definitely worth a look, given the huge importance of this skill!

    Posted in Grow Diaries, Hydro, New Growers, Soil, Systems by GroWell Team | Comments (7)

  • Plant Progress Check (Hydro vs Soil Grow Diary - Day 79)

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    Plant Progress Check (Hydro vs Soil Grow Diary - Day 79)

    The New Year has arrived and it seems as good a time as any to take a look at how the plants are doing in the Hydro vs Soil Grow Diary!

    Posted in Grow Diaries, Hydro, Soil by GroWell Team | Comments (0)

  • All The Small Things... (Hydro vs Soil Grow Diary - Day 58)

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    All The Small Things... (Hydro vs Soil Grow Diary - Day 58)

    How many times have you set up the key components in your grow room only to realise that something small but useful was overlooked at the planning stage? Considering the vast array of products a grower now needs to achieve top results, you can take solace from knowing it happens to the best of us! In the latest instalment of his grow diary, our expert Keith focuses on those frequently forgotten little items that will make your efforts much more efficient. Not to be missed!

    Posted in Buyers Guides, Grow Diaries, Grow Room Tools, Hydro, Soil by GroWell Team | Comments (0)

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