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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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  • 18 Sep Diseases That Affect Garlic: Leek Rust and Onion White Rot image

    Diseases That Affect Garlic: Leek Rust and Onion White Rot

    Pests and Diseases, Nutrient, hydroponics,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Garlic is a heavy feeder, which means that plants require hydroponic nutrients such as phosphorus and potassium. Knowing how to grow garlic efficiently will require you to keep an eye on your plants to make sure they are free of pests and diseases - and that new plants don’t contaminate existing ones. Leek rust and onion white rot are two...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 4 Jun Common Plant Diseases and How to Fix Them: Aphids image

    Common Plant Diseases and How to Fix Them: Aphids

    Pests and Diseases,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Having strong plants always makes for a beautiful garden, filled with delicious vegetables and sweet-smelling flowers. You always hope to never have any issues with your plants, but that is rarely the case. Plant disease and plant pests can often transform what was once a healthy and thriving garden into an unhealthy one that needs to be fixed immediately. Aphids,...

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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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  • 3 Apr Microbes - A gardeners best friend image

    Microbes - A gardeners best friend

    Microbes, Nutrients, Organic,

    Posted By: Tom

    What are Microbes? Microorganisms are the smallest, oldest and most numerous organisms in the world. They do so much for us, yet struggle to be understood. They help to bake our bread and make our cheese, they (for the most part) stop us from becoming ill and make up to half the oxygen we breathe. We cannot see them with the naked eye, so for a...

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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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