15 Best Full Spectrum LED Grow Lights 2018

LED grow lights are a hot topic among hydroponic gardening enthusiasts. LEDs are an efficient and effective solution for hydroponic lighting, and can end up saving growers hundreds or even thousands of dollars in energy costs over the years. This article includes our favorite LED light brands and their products, including individual bulbs as well as larger panels. Whether you […]

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Hydroponic Gardening In Costa Rica: How To Get Started

If this dry season has been any indication of what’s to come in our future, climate-wise, we better get ready for alternatives for growing our food. Hydroponic gardening is often a good choice, particularly when there’s limited space, water and soil. Hydroponic systems are convenient: they require no watering or weeding, and offer easy harvesting. They require less space and […]

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In London, There’s An Underground Farm Growing Salad Without Soil

Home to some of the world’s leading universities, research institutes and start-ups, London is a hive of innovation and smart thinking. In the south of the city, beneath the bustling streets of Clapham, one business is looking to change the way we think about where — and how — our food is produced. Growing Underground uses hydroponic systems and LED […]

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Dracut Orthodontist Sinks His Teeth Into Hydroponic Gardening

James Pelletier, an orthodontist, created a hydroponic vegetable garden in his Dracut back yard to grow a better crop of tomatoes in a smaller space. Watch video at lowellsun.com. SUN photos /Julia Malakie) Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. DRACUT — James Pelletier says he’d cry if he ever came home to find his tomato […]

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Hydroponic Gardening In Costa Rica: How To Get Started

If this dry season has been any indication of what’s to come in our future, climate-wise, we better get ready for alternatives for growing our food. Hydroponic gardening is often a good choice, particularly when there’s limited space, water and soil. Hydroponic systems are convenient: they require no watering or weeding, and offer easy harvesting. They require less space and […]

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Growing food from mattresses: what experts can learn from working in refugee camps

Growing food from mattresses: what experts can learn from working in refugee camps Anthony Ryan, Author provided Anthony J Ryan, University of Sheffield I am a scientist who has spent his career working with industry at the interface of science, engineering and medicine. I have served on many advisory boards on translating research into practice. But I never feel the […]

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Artificial environments are turning the world outside in, but that’s no way to save the planet

Artificial environments are turning the world outside in, but that’s no way to save the planet justinjlaw/Flickr, CC BY Simon Marvin, University of Sheffield and Jonathan Rutherford, University of Sheffield When meltwater breached the global seed bank near Svalbard in May, after unusually warm weather, it served as a stark reminder of the need to safeguard humanity’s future in the […]

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How urban farmers are learning to grow food without soil or natural light

How urban farmers are learning to grow food without soil or natural light Mandy Zammit/Grow Up, Author provided Silvio Caputo, University of Portsmouth Growing food in cities became popular in Europe and North America during and immediately after World War II. Urban farming provided citizens with food, at a time when resources were desperately scarce. In the decades that followed, […]

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