The Indoor Gardening Blog by IGWorks

Propagating Plants from Cuttings

Propagating Plants from Cuttings

Tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and zucchini grown in indoor hydroponic system

A Quick Intro to Propagating Plants from Cuttings:

Growing a plant from a cutting offers at least two distinct advantages over growing from seed? 

  • Plants grown from cuttings will often grow more quickly than those grown from seed
  • Plants grown from cuttings have the exact same genetics as those of the original plant

Plants tend to grow much more quickly in hydroponics than they do in soil, so that’s not why l grow some of my...


The Science of LED Grow Lights for Your Indoor Garden

The Science of LED Grow Lights for Your Indoor Garden

Introduction:

Indoor Gardening isn’t exactly a new thing, but LED’s are changing the way we light our indoor gardens.  LED lights are more efficient than traditional fluorescent and incandescent lights.  That’s because LED lights convert nearly all of their energy (95%) into light, while other lights turn a significant amount of energy into heat.  But, there’s another very important reason that LED’s are more efficient when it comes to growing plants.  With LED lights, we have the rather unique ability to customize the type of light that is emitted, and that means we’re not wasting energy to create light that...


Nutrient and pH Chart for Growing Fruits and Vegetables with Hydroponics

Nutrient and pH Chart for Growing Fruits and Vegetables with Hydroponics

Looking for a great chart describing the proper nutrient and pH levels for gardening all of your favorite hydroponic fruits and vegetable?.  Look no further.  Here's your DIY guide to growing farm fresh veggies and more, indoors.

Adding Nutrients and Adjusting pH in Your Hydroponic Garden

Adding Nutrients and Adjusting pH in Your Hydroponic Garden

Hydroponic Indoor Garden Grows Veggies Indoors

Overview:

When growing with hydroponics, ensuring you have the right nutrient mix is essential to both the growth and taste of your plants.

Adding nutrients and pH balancers to your hydroponic solution should be a multi-step process.  And before you begin, you should always make sure that you have a hydroponic TDS (Total Dissolved Liquids) or EC (Electrical Conductivity) sensor and a pH sensor available.  These sensors are relatively inexpensive.  They’re available at your local hydroponics shop, Amazon.com, and soon IGWorks.com.  If you’ve purchased an iHarvest, you will...


5 Smart Tips for Growing Hydroponic Veggies Indoors

5 Smart Tips for Growing Hydroponic Veggies Indoors

Growing, harvesting and indulging in the food we grow ourselves feels great.  But, many of us have limitations when it comes to gardening.  We may live in apartments, condos or homes that don’t have the outdoor space to garden.  Others live in climates that are not hospital to gardening for large portions of the year.  That’s when growing indoors can be a great solution.  And growing with hydroponics may be the smartest solution considering plants can grow 3 times faster when you do!  Whether you’re using an iHarvest indoor garden or not, here are 5 great tips for using hydroponics to grow food indoors, anytime of year.