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  • Here's a game changer! The OptiClimate System

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    Here's a game changer! The OptiClimate System

    Creating a completely enclosed and easily manageable growing environment is the ultimate goal of the modern indoor gardener. With an OptiClimate System in place you are able to take an unprecedented level of control over the area surrounding your plants. It lets you select desired day and night grow room temperatures and then continuously treats the air (heating, cooling, extracting, etc) to reach and maintain these targeted settings. If you want to grow great plants for 365 days of the year, under conditions that remain exactly the same whether you’re in summer or winter, read our article on the OptiClimate System. We’ve got the facts, working models, installation advice and more!

    Posted in Expert Tips, New Growers, Product Spotlight, Ventilation by GroWell Team | Comments (0)

  • The Definitive Guide To Dealing With Spider Mites

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    The Definitive Guide To Dealing With Spider Mites

    Spider Mites are a relatively common grow room pest that can cause serious problems if you fail to prepare for a possible infestation. Speak to any indoor gardener fortunate enough to have steered clear of these troublesome bugs and it is more often than not down to on-going preventative work behind the scenes. Likewise in the event of an outbreak, being ready to react quickly and effectively will give you the greatest chance of saving the lives of your precious plants. This article aims to show you how to spot spider mites hidden amongst plants, then outlines their feeding and reproductive behaviour, before finally putting forward the technique of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as a means of dealing with any unwanted visitors.
  • pH and Conductivity in Active Hydroponics Systems

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    pH and Conductivity in Active Hydroponics Systems

    Active hydroponic systems based on the principles of Flood and Drain, Nutrient Film Technique (NFT), Deep Water Culture (DWC/Bubbler) and Drip Irrigation are all only as good as the feeds you put into them – so it really does pay to master the art of mixing your water and nutrients together. To give plants unlimited access to the key elements they require for growth, the hydroponic nutrient solution must be within the correct pH range and have a suitable nutrient strength, measured by the electrical conductivity. Fear not though, this is relatively easy to achieve! In our article we discuss both pH and conductivity to find out why they are so important.

    Posted in Expert Tips, Growing Tips, New Growers, Nutrients by GroWell Team | Comments (0)

  • How Much Yield are Your Lights Losing You?

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    How Much Yield are Your Lights Losing You?

    Like anything electronic, grow lights become less effective over time.

     

    Reflectors lose reflectivity, and lamps degrade. The resulting loss in light can have a big impact on yields.

     

    How much yield are you losing? Find out Now


    Posted in Buyers Guides, Equipment, Expert Tips, Grow Lights, Lighting, New Growers by GroWell Team | Comments (2)

  • Optimising the IWS Flood and Drain System

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    Optimising the IWS Flood and Drain System

    Modular flood and drain systems have become the most popular pot-based option for growing hydroponically. With a high level of flexibility thanks to customizable flood times and flood durations, we thought it would be a good idea to give you some detailed information on fine-tuning one of the very best examples out there - The IWS System. This article aims to share valuable practical advice from our knowledgeable and experienced ‘Growing Experts’ that will help you achieve the best results possible. The focus is on what to do once you have everything set up – if you need a comprehensive guide to assembling a system, refer to the ‘IWS Flood and Drain Instructions’ booklet that comes with the system. Helpfully this information can be applied to other pot-based modular flood and drain systems such as the ‘Multiflow’.

    Posted in Expert Tips, Growing Systems, Instructions, New Growers, Product Spotlight, Systems by GroWell Team | Comments (2)

  • Pruning Plants For Improved Ripening

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    Pruning Plants For Improved Ripening

    Getting your fruits to ripen quickly can sometimes be difficult, especially with chilli plants. Not to worry though, using a few simple and effective tricks will soon have them looking good and ready for the taking! Take a look through our article to see how much of a difference you can make by properly pruning your plants!

    Posted in Expert Tips, Growing Tips, New Growers, Your First Grow by GroWell Team | Comments (0)

  • Growing In Coco – Getting The Basics Right!

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    Growing In Coco – Getting The Basics Right!

    Growing in coco can lead to massive yields and fantastic fruits.

     

    Follow these 4 simple tips to become a coco master.

     

    You’ll learn about nutrient measurement, moisture management and applying feed.

     


  • Top Tips For Boosting Your Yields – Hydroponic Additives And Stimulants

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    Top Tips For Boosting Your Yields – Hydroponic Additives And Stimulants

    If you are looking for ways to significantly increase final yields, there is an awful lot that can be done! Using a complete nutrient package from start to finish provides all of the essential elements required for healthy plant development, but by also introducing a well-considered choice of additives you’ll be able to step things up to a whole new level! Every single product you apply over the entire course of a crop has a bearing on the performance and results, not just those directly associated with the flowering cycle. Find out what are our top picks for boosting the total number and size of your fruits!

    Posted in Buyers Guides, Equipment, Expert Tips, New Growers, Nutrients, Nutrients & Boosters by GroWell Team | Comments (0)

  • Secrets of Successful Propagation: Time To Transplant!

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    Secrets of Successful Propagation: Time To Transplant!

    The next little update on the young chilli plants that are being grown for the numerous shows we will be attending this year sees that they've reached the stage where transplanting can take place. How can you tell when this is the case? Take a look to find out or to just simply remind yourself!

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  • Propagating Hydroponic Aloe Vera

    Propagating Hydroponic Aloe Vera

    Aloe Vera is a wonderful plant to grow, either for ornamental purposes or for the medicinal benefits relating to sun burn and skin irritations. Interestingly (and advantageously) Aloe Vera propagates new plants all on its own by producing ‘offsets’ that are a genetic replica of the parent. These can be removed and potted on with little fuss – find out how to do so by reading the rest of this article.

    Posted in Expert Tips, Growing Tips by GroWell Team | Comments (0)

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