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The Plantui pump: perfect for hydroponic gardening

In addition to maintaining the right amount of light and temperature, plants need the right amount of water and a balanced diet of nutrients to thrive. Plantui's patented lighting technology…

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No soil! What is hydroponics?

The word Hydroponics comes from, Greek words ‘hydro’ meaning water and ‘ponos’ meaning work. Simply put, the water does the work!  Hydroponics should be easy. You should be able to…

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Explanation of Plants Scientific Names

Each plant specimen represents one species that has its own scientific name. The scientific names of plants are based on taxonomy, the science of defining groups of biological organisms. The…

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Optimising plant growth and development with lights

Photosynthesis - The source of life   Have you ever thought how fascinating plants are? In our daily life they seem not to be so important, just trees growing by…

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Plant Breeding – How new varieties are created?

What is genetic diversity?   Plants can reproduce either vegetatively (asexually) or from seed (sexually). When reproducing vegetatively, the plant makes clones of itself. When you plant cuttings taken from…