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Growing Fodder for Backyard Chickens Hydroponically

By Peyam Barghassa, Hydrofarm Territory Manager, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic  Raising backyard chickens is growing in popularity, not only for the fun they bring to a family, but also for the added health benefits of fresh eggs. The eggs from chickens raised at home are higher in Omega 3’s than most factory produced eggs because they get to eat a rich diet of greens and bugs, as well as grains. During most of the year, chickens can be let out of the pen to scavenge for greens. However, ...

5 Easy Edibles to Grow Indoors

By guest blogger and vegetable gardener  Mackenzie Kupfer Mackenzie gardens to her heart's content in Boise, ID. Having recently earned a bachelor's degree in zoology, she plans to be a lifelong student of the earth, and loves to share her passion for nature through her writing.  Growing your own herbs and veggies indoors is fun and easy – anybody can do it.  These are great to bring a bit of fresh-from-the garden flavor into your life any time of year. As the weather graciously ...

Vegetables Not To Start Indoors...

By E. Vinje, our esteemed guest blogger from Planet Natural in Bozeman, Montana. 15 . . . and why (plus how) to start them indoors anyway. Your friendly, impatient Planet Natural Blogger has a hard time waiting for the ideal time to start seeds, especially those that do best when directly sown in the garden. We’ve all heard how some vegetables shouldn’t be started indoors. Peas, beans, corn, and most definitely root vegetables (carrots, beets, turnips, and the like) do ...

The Myths of LED Grow Lights

By Christopher Sloper, author of "The LED Grow Book." Unfortunately there are many many myths that surround LED grow lights.  What do you say we set the record straight for three of the most common ones? No heat.  Yeah right!  This is my favorite LED myth.  Heat is an insanely complex topic, but there are a few simple rules we mere mortals can understand.  By scientific definition, 1 watt of electricity produces 3.41 British Thermal Units (Btu) of heat.  This means for every 1000 watts ...

We're certifiable!

Did you know that Hydrofarm offers the world’s largest selection of CSA certified indoor gardening products? What does this mean? When you see the CSA (Canadian Standards Association) mark on an item, the item has been certified by an accredited third party lab and has met or exceeded a stringent set of standards. It’s an assurance that the product or component has been thoroughly tested and examined by technical experts, and that it can be used with confidence and peace of ...

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