Hydroponics

Begin Gardening in an Apartment Without a Balcony

Begin Gardening in an Apartment Without a Balcony

We cover ways to garden in small spaces very frequently, but often those methods require some outdoor space to garden in (i.e. either a balcony or patio). If you’re in an apartment that lacks any outdoor space it can be difficult and intimidating to get…

How to Reduce pH in Hydroponics

How to Reduce pH in Hydroponics

Hydroponic gardening can be tricky. One of the areas often overlooked by new hydroponic gardeners is the pH levels in their water. An improper pH level will hinder your plant’s ability to absorb the nutrients in the water. In this article, we’re covering how to…

What Do You Feed Hydroponic Plants?

What Do You Feed Hydroponic Plants?

If you’re new to hydroponics, the grow systems and entire process can be rather intimidating. However, hydroponics can be a really good way to start growing your food at home. One of the first questions most growers have when starting hydroponic gardening is: what do…

The Best Hydroponic Fertilizer – A Complete Buyers Guide

The Best Hydroponic Fertilizer – A Complete Buyers Guide

You’ve got your hydroponic grow system picked out – what next? Aside from your seeds and grow medium, you’ll probably also need some hydroponic fertilizer. Today we’re covering our top picks for hydroponic fertilizer (especially ones that are beginner friendly!), how to use them, and…

How to Use Coco Peat in Hydroponics

How to Use Coco Peat in Hydroponics

Ever wondered how to use coco peat in hydroponics, or even what it is? Continuing our exploration of different growing mediums for hydroponics, we are covering one of the more well known mediums today – coco peat! What is Coco Peat? Coco Peat, a type…

How to Use Rockwool in Hydroponics

How to Use Rockwool in Hydroponics

Today, we’re covering how to use rockwool in hydroponics. Rockwool is a growing medium that you “plant” your seeds in. Its different than a traditional soil, and is used in hydroponic growing systems very frequently to support the seeds growth and prevent it from falling…

Is a Hydroponic Garden Cost Effective?

Is a Hydroponic Garden Cost Effective?

One of the biggest negatives to hydroponic gardening is the upfront cost to purchase a system and your seeds or pods. This begs the question – is a hydroponic garden cost effective? How long will it take for you to get a return on your…

How Long Should Grow Lights Be Left On?

How Long Should Grow Lights Be Left On?

We talk a lot about grow lights here at Fig & Spruce. The number one question that new gardeners in regards to using grow lights is – how long should grow lights be left on? Don’t worry! We’re here to answer this question and more!…

How Does a Hydroponic System Work?

How Does a Hydroponic System Work?

Hydroponic growing and hydroponic systems have been gaining in popularity lately in the gardening industry, and its easy to see why! A hydroponic system allows you to grow plants indoors, regardless of environmental factors like weather. This makes it appealing for both larger scale farming…

How to Grow Basil Hydroponically – A Beginner’s Guide

How to Grow Basil Hydroponically – A Beginner’s Guide

For beginners, attempting to grow basil hydroponically can be intimidating. However, we’re here to help! Growing hydroponically can be a great way to grow plants year round. Basil is a very beginner friendly plant to start your hydroponic garden with – keep reading to learn…