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  • 12 Oct Common Plant Diseases and How to Fix Them: Powdery Mildew image

    Common Plant Diseases and How to Fix Them: Powdery Mildew

    One of the most common plant diseases, powdery mildew is easily recognisable. These fungal diseases remove plants’ nutrients and cause them to become weaker and to bloom less. With hydroponic plants it’s vital to keep the environment carefully controlled and clean, as powdery mildew thrives with high relative humidity and warmth. There...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 6 Jul Growing a Herb Garden image

    Growing a Herb Garden

    Flushing, plant health, Seedlings,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Easy to grow and lovely to have in your home or outdoors, a herb garden is a great choice for hydroponics beginners and professionals alike. Whether you’d like to grow herbs from seeds or simply transplant cuttings for an indoor herb garden, you’ll need a few simple things like an adequate spot with plenty of sunlight. Make sure to feed...

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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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  • 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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  • 3 Feb Magnesium Nutrition in Plants image

    Magnesium Nutrition in Plants

    When it comes to plant nutrition, you have three main nutrients (primary macronutrients), Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium (the N, P & K on the label). After that comes the secondary macronutrients, Calcium, Magnesium and Sulphur (Ca, Mg & S). Finally the trace elements of Copper, Zinc, Iron, Boron, Chlorine, Manganese, Molybdenum and Nickel...

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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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