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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 18 Mar Flushing nutrients image

    Flushing nutrients

      When your crop enters the last two weeks before harvest, it enters a critical phase. But amongst many growers an increasing sense of hesitancy creeps in as to what to give your plants. Some keep feeding up till the last few days, some flush with plain water, some reduce feed to minimal levels. An increasing number of growers are turning to...

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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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