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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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  • 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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  • 16 Aug What Nutrients Help Plants After a Heatwave? image

    What Nutrients Help Plants After a Heatwave?

    Nutrients, hydroponics, plant health,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Hydroponic nutrients are needed for plants to grow healthy and strong all year around. All plant nutrients belong to three main categories of primary nutrients, macronutrients, and micronutrients. These are required for plants to carry out crucial roles in their development and growth. With the high temperatures that the UK has been experiencing...

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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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  • 19 Sep Preventing Pests and Diseases image

    Preventing Pests and Diseases

    Pests and Diseases, Microbes, watering,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    The idiom goes ‘prevention is better than cure’ and is touted by professionals across the board from dentists to mechanics, and gardening is no different. As with all things health related, prevention far outweighs cure, as by the time a cure is needed, damage has already happened. So when it comes to gardening, how can you prevent pests...

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  • 20 Jun Foliar Feeding - a simple tool for every gardener image

    Foliar Feeding - a simple tool for every gardener

    pH, watering, Additives,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    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...

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  • 16 Dec A basic guide to pH and EC and how they affect plants image

    A basic guide to pH and EC and how they affect plants

    Science, EC, pH,

    Posted By: Tom

    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...

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  • 21 May Vegetative Boosters image

    Vegetative Boosters

    When you mention the word booster to many growers the first things they think of are flowering boosters, but just as important are boosters for the vegetative stage of growth. These help the plant to reach maturity faster, can increase the size of the root system and increase the number of new shoots on the plant. All of these things, along...

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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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  • 27 Mar Pythium- The hydroponic plague image

    Pythium- The hydroponic plague

    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...

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Our Blog: Hydroponic Tips & Tricks

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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