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  • 9 Oct Importance of Nitrogen Nutrition in Plants image

    Importance of Nitrogen Nutrition in Plants

    Soil, hydroponics, Seedlings,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Nitrogen is a macronutrient needed by plants for healthy growth, with uptake generally increasing as plants grow. A nitrogen deficiency is often the most common and most damaging to crop growers due to being a core component for a wide variety of plants. It ensures proper plant structure and efficient external and internal metabolic processes.   The...

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

    Foliar Feeding - a simple tool for every grower

    pH, watering, Additives,

    Posted By: Plant Magic

    Foliar feeding is often talked about by all types of growers, 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 growing regime? What are foliar feeds? Foliar feeds are liquid fertiliser solutions designed to be sprayed...

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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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  • 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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