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SELECTING CAL-MAG FOR YOUR PLANTS – The Importance of Cal-Mag in Your Garden

March 28, 2018

While the “big 3” of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus often get much of the attention, both calcium and magnesium play large roles in plant health. Calcium provides strength and structure for your plants. Without it, you can get deficiencies and nutrient lock out – even stunted growth. You will see discoloration on leaves which may look like a deficiency of a primary nutrient, but it may be just lack of Cal-Mag. Magnesium deficiency can be a little easier to spot, identified by yellow leaves with green veins generally in older leaves. The availability, or lack thereof, of both of these elements can make or break your crop even though they are secondary nutrients.

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TRIMMING TRAY SETUPS – What to Look For In a Trimming Station

March 16, 2018

When you’re purchasing a trimming station, your number one concern should be comfort. Does trimming for eight hours a day while hovering over a bucket sound like fun? We don’t think so either. With trimming stations, they can be placed on either a table or your lap and your product is held right in front of you. Comfort achieved!

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AUTOMATIC CLONING MACHINES – Not All Cloning Machines Are Created Equal.

March 14, 2018

The difference between clone machines can seem small, but they can make a huge difference in the end. The Turbo Klone machines have a couple of extra features that some of the other machines don’t: a fan to keep your water and chamber cool, and an optional dome accessory to keep moisture in and around the clones. Botanicare also has an optional dome, but the EZ-Clone is stand alone. All of the machines use a manifold and sprayer configuration that mist your cuttings under the lid to promote the optimal environment for root formation.

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FLAVOR ENHANCERS – What Are Flavor Enhancers?

March 12, 2018Flavor enhancers are, in most cases, a carbohydrate product that are sometimes paired up with amino acids. Some of the these carbohydrate products will have flavor profiles attached to them and others will not. The ones that do have flavor profiles are meant to supplement the flavor of your plant end product. However, the main purpose of these products is to provide your plants with essential carbohydrates and amino acids that provide energy for your plants, producing more productive and flavorful plants. The carbohydrates also feed the beneficial microbes that live in your root zone and, in return, they will be more active in producing enzymes that benefit your plants and keep your roots healthy. The amino acids help chelate your added nutrients and transport them, along with the carbohydrates, throughout your plants.

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NEEM OIL – The Benefits of Neem Oil.

March 7, 2018

Neem oil is an all natural insecticide, pesticide and fungicide that can be used in all types of organic gardening. It is a great deterrent against pests and is very gentle for your garden. It can be used all the way until the day of harvest in your grow. By reducing pests with neem oil you can greatly increase your yield.

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CLONING SOLUTIONS – What Cloning is all about.

March 6, 2018

Growing using the process of cloning is oftentimes faster and easier than starting from seeds, and clones give you predictability and consistency since you usually already know the “ins and outs” of the mother plant – a huge bonus when it comes to final yield. Cloning is much easier than most growers believe, and Hydro Empire is here to help get you started!

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