Silicate: The new expanded clay pellet

For the last number of years, expanded clay pellets have been one of the preferred hydroponic mediums on the market.  It is an inert (contains no nutrients) medium, holds air, and is reusable.  Gardeners like the fact that these pellets cannot be over watered and the roots are able to readily proliferate in the container.  Unlike rockwool that you need to pre-treat and condition, with pellets, all you do is rinse the dust off and they are ready to use. … Continue Reading


Top Feed Drip Method Pt1

Top-Feeding Drip Top feeding plants can be a simple and very effective way to keep your plants hydrated, or fed properly. There are various different products that can be used to top feed, and I will attempt to explore the most applicable options, and when and why they do, or do not work well for a given situation. Theory Behind Top-Feeding Two important components that plants need to survive are water and nutrients. Plant mediums either contain nutrients – such … Continue Reading