Why are Plants Green? A plant needs sunlight, carbon dioxide, minerals and water to make food for the plant, through the process of photosynthesis. A green substance in plants called chlorophyll traps the energy from the sun needed to make food whilst also giving plants their green colour. Chlorophyll is mostly...Read More
Job Title Product Manager The Company We’ve been leaders in hydroponics and advanced gardening since 1976 and we continue to have ambitious growth plans. We’re looking to expand the Product Department to help us to achieve business growth by developing new products. The Role The focus is hydroponic products but you...Read More
Roots are the most crucial element of a plants health and growth. Healthy roots encourage exceptional growth. They are the part often forgotten about as they are not visible, but should be at the forefront of every growers priorities. Treat your roots right and growing can become a much easier task, damaging your roots (e.g. by overwatering) can lead...Read More
From now until 28th April we will be running a weekly prize draw for UK retailers who order box quantities of Plant Magic base nutrients. These lucky retailers will be entered into a weekly draw to win an experience day for up to 4 store members. Sounds good right? They will get to choose from go karting, paint balling, beer school and more! So...Read More
When your crop enters the last two weeks before harvest, it enters a critical phase, especially with regards to flavour. Some growers keep feeding until the last few days, some flush with plain water, some reduce feeding dramatically. We recommend using a specific flush product for the last week or two to give the crop the ideal finish with a great...Read More
Base nutrients – complex, yet undervalued? Whether you’re growing in soil, coco or hydro, we often take base nutrients for granted and mostly concentrate on fancy products like PKs, boosters, stimulants and additives. But the base nutrient is the key nutrient your plant requires in the early stages of its life - so it probably...Read More
PKs, Boosters and PK Boosters During flowering plants change how they use energy and therefore the nutrients that are needed. The plant switches their focus from growing towards light, to creating fruits and flowers. The change in growth focus brings with it a switch in nutrient requirement. Changing the nutrients provided to the plant can dramatically...Read More
When growing in soil, all the microbes (as well as the soil itself) help to make nutrients available to the plant. But when you take out the soil by growing hydroponically, all that unseen hard work by nature is now controlled by the grower. This can prove tricky, but when mastered can be extremely rewarding. What is pH? To explain pH, I’ll...Read More
Foliar feeding is often talked about by all types of gardeners, and nutrient companies will give instructions for using certain products in a foliar feed. What is so different about foliar feeds and why should they be an important part of your gardening regime? What are foliar feeds? Foliar feeds are liquid fertiliser solutions designed to be...Read More
Plants have been growing in soil long before humans started gardening. Plants had a myriad of ways to spread their seed, using animals, insects or even the wind. During this time seeds grew with no human interference and a balance of species thrived. So why now does it seem tricky to grow from seed? Why do we sometimes struggle with growing our plants?...Read More
Pythium is a big problem when growing using hydroponic methods, especially when the summer approaches and grow room temperatures rise. But what is it, what causes it and how can it be stopped? Pythium infection of a rockwool cube in an NFT hydroponic tank… What is Pythium? Pythium is name of a family of fungus-like...Read More
Here at Plant Magic, we work hard behind the scenes to provide you with the nutrients, additives and growing media to help you get the most out of your plants. But successful horticulture is more than just chemicals, that's why we're using this blog to provide you with the insights, tips and techniques to give your garden that magic touch.
If you have a question about a product of ours, or you want to know more about any part of the growing cycle from propagation to harvest, why not contact us via the contact form or get in touch on social media and your question could form part of our next blog. Alternatively we have a list of the most frequently asked questions in our FAQ section.
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