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  • 9 Oct Importance of Nitrogen Nutrition in Plants image

    Importance of Nitrogen Nutrition in Plants

    Soil, hydroponics, Seedlings,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Nitrogen is a macronutrient needed by plants for healthy growth, with uptake generally increasing as plants grow. A nitrogen deficiency is often the most common and most damaging to crop growers due to being a core component for a wide variety of plants. It ensures proper plant structure and efficient external and internal metabolic processes.   The...

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  • 5 Oct Pests and Diseases That Affect Carrots image

    Pests and Diseases That Affect Carrots

    Nutrients, Pests and Diseases, Soil,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Alongside aphid infestations, a common pest that affects most plants, carrots are also susceptible to a wide range of pests and diseases. Hydroponic nutrients provide everything plants need to be healthy and to provide bigger yields. Knowing how to grow carrots is essential so that any issues that arise are addressed as soon as possible and any...

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  • 1 Oct Symptoms of Nutrient Deficiency in Plants  image

    Symptoms of Nutrient Deficiency in Plants

    Nutrients, Soil, hydroponics,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    A deficiency in hydroponic nutrients will present with very specific symptoms and symptom combinations, with a wide range of severity levels. Plants are more impacted the longer they are left without the nutrients being balanced to needed levels. Providing your crops with Plant Magic nutrients will guarantee healthy and strong plants, which will...

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  • 11 Sep Common Plant Diseases and How to Fix Them: Leaf Blight image

    Common Plant Diseases and How to Fix Them: Leaf Blight

    Soil, Pests and Diseases, Nutrients,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Certain plant pests and diseases like Pythium are very common with hydroponic growth and easily treated with products such as Pyth. Leaf blight affects crops such as tomato, rice, corn carrot, pepper, and beans. Leaf blight can be a bacterial or a fungal disease, with several pathogens capable of causing leaf blight and with plants presenting similar...

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  • 7 Sep Understanding How Soil pH Affects Plant Nutrients image

    Understanding How Soil pH Affects Plant Nutrients

    Nutrients, Soil, hydroponics,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Soils require more than hydroponic nutrients to ensure plants grow as healthy as they should. Plant Magic soil solutions help your crops develop strong and healthy, with high yields. Your soil’s pH level is something you need to keep in mind when growing crops, as certain plants can’t withstand either extreme. The ideal soil pH levels...

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  • 28 Aug Pests and Diseases That Affect Potatoes image

    Pests and Diseases That Affect Potatoes

    Soil, Pests and Diseases, Nutrients,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Potatoes are an extremely versatile vegetable that can be grown from spring to autumn outdoors and given hydroponic nutrients for the best possible growing conditions. Certain pests and diseases can affect these vegetables and kill the plants, spreading to other healthy plants if not found on time. Knowing how to grow potatoes is more than simply...

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  • 24 Aug Importance of Potassium Nutrition in Plants image

    Importance of Potassium Nutrition in Plants

    Nutrients, Soil, hydroponics,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Hydroponic nutrients are vital for plants to develop healthily and to effectively conduct their processes. As a primary nutrient needed by plants, potassium (K) is required for all living cells to work properly. A PK booster, such as the Platinum - Premium PK 9-18, is a great way of addressing potassium needs in plants. From growing tomato plants...

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  • 21 Aug The DWC Nutrient Guide image

    The DWC Nutrient Guide

    Nutrients, Soil, Pests and Diseases,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    A Deep Water Culture (DWC) growing method involves suspending your plants’ roots in a highly oxygenated and nutrient-rich water solution. This allows you to grow healthier and stronger crops in an extremely convenient and easy way. We understand it may be difficult to know exactly what nutrients and how much to provide your plants - and at...

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  • 6 Aug Common Soil Problems…Soil Types and Texture image

    Common Soil Problems…Soil Types and Texture

    Soil, Nutrients, Planting,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Soil texture seriously affects your plants’ growth, interrupting the natural processes needed for cell growth and photosynthesis. If your soil isn’t properly maintained, or your nutrients aren’t at their best, then you won’t be able to grow a successful crop. Make sure to test your soil and make the necessary adjustments...

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  • 27 Jul Growing a Fruit Garden image

    Growing a Fruit Garden

    Nutrients, Pests and Diseases, Soil,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Taking some time to think about how to organise a fruit garden will provide healthy and happy plants. When growing fruit,such as hydroponic strawberries, there are a few things to keep in mind, such as how to plant the shrubs and trees and what diseases to watch out for. Planting Fruits The first step to plant fruits is to prepare the soil and...

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  • 17 Jul Common Soil Problems…Wet and Dry Soils image

    Common Soil Problems…Wet and Dry Soils

    Soil, Organic, Nutrients,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Wet and dry soils are as common an issue as alkaline and acidic soils in gardens. With the British climate deriving widely from Atlantic influences and making the weather go from one extreme to another. Gardens need the best hydroponic nutrients to help the soil and to promote plant growth. If the soil stays wet or waterlogged with the formation...

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  • 12 Jul Which Plants are Safe for Pets? image

    Which Plants are Safe for Pets?

    Soil, Beneficials, Planting,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Cats and dogs often chew on anything they can find, which can prove to be difficult when you’re growing a garden. Also make sure to only use bugicide that is safe for birds and bees. Some plants aren’t just harmful to your pets – they can cause fatal issues. Flowers can be very fragrant and attractive to your pets and must be kept...

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  • 25 Jun How to Grow…Roses? image

    How to Grow…Roses?

    Soil, Pests and Diseases, Nutrients,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Perfect to plant throughout the entire year, growing roses in the garden creates a colourful and delightful atmosphere. Selecting the ideal roses to plant depends on what environment can be provided. Some roses can grow as tall as 30 feet (such as climbers) and some as short as 36 inches (such as miniature roses). There are also rose pests to consider...

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  • 18 Jun Growing a Vegetable Garden image

    Growing a Vegetable Garden

    Nutrients, hydroponics, Planting,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Growing your own vegetable garden can be very rewarding, as you’ll have delicious and fresh vegetables at hand for your meals. To ensure the best possible crops, you can use hydroponics to grow practically any vegetable, with vegetable boosts and other nutrients capable of being added for ultimate growth. Whether you need chilli feed or other...

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  • 24 May Common Soil Problems…Alkaline and Acidic Soils image

    Common Soil Problems…Alkaline and Acidic Soils

    Organic, Soil, hydroponics,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Are you trying to grow your plants? Have you noticed a lack of nutrients? Are your plants underdeveloped? Should you notice that your plants aren’t growing as well as they should be, it is worth checking the pH levels of your soil. pH levels range on a scale of 1 to 14 with 7 being neutral, values below 7 being acidic, and values above...

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  • 25 Apr Helpful tips for sowing seeds and watering your garden plants in soil image

    Helpful tips for sowing seeds and watering your garden plants in soil

    Microbes, Planting, watering,

    Posted By: Tom

    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?...

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  • 12 Mar Propagating with Peat Plugs image

    Propagating with Peat Plugs

    Soil, Seedlings, Peat Plugs,

    Posted By: Tom

    Propagation is the step every gardener goes through to get their crop ready for the coming year. The winter preparations have held back the frost and things are just starting to look up again as the days slowly get longer. Most of us reach for our trusty seed tray and sow even spaced seeds in a light compost. The seed tray is placed in the greenhouse,...

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Whether you are an expert who already has a thriving crop of healthy plants, or you are trying to grow your very first hydroponic yield, we can help you to grow the strong and healthy crops you have always wanted.

Here at Plant Magic Plus, our team of gardening experts work very hard behind the scenes to provide you with the high quality nutrients, additives and growing media that will help you to get the most out of your growing plants.

But we understand that successful horticulture is about more than just having good quality chemicals, nutrients or fetilisers, that's why we have written this blog to provide you with the insights, tips and techniques you will need to give your garden that extra magic touch.

From helpful advice about watering your plants in soil and a guide to magnesium nutrients, to top tips about growing hydroponic vegetables and a comprehensive overview of microbes, we’ve got everything covered.

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