City Star Brewing Will Tap First Commercial Brew Made From Hydroponically Grown Hops

  When people think ‘Colorado and hydroponics’, they usually imagine a very particular controversial plant. However Colin Clark, founder of the two year old Hydro Hop Farms, has found an inventive way to use hydroponics to grow hops instead of cannabis. Craft beer, Colorado’s other favorite vice, is reinventing itself as City Star Brewing in … Read more

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5 Reasons Why Eye Hortilux Grow Light Bulbs May Not Be Worth It

No matter how long you have been growing indoors with soil or hydroponics, some grow light bulbs brand will always be more popular than others. Would you believe me when I say the more expensive indoor grow bulbs are surprisingly not the best ones to use?

The one I am talking about specifically are the Eye Hortilux brand grow light bulbs. The problem with Eye Hortilux is not the fact that they produce the best HPS indoor grow bulb on the market, which we proved. The reason we hold off on using Eye Hortilux bulbs is for affordability reasons. Here are 5 reasons why Eye Hortilux Grow Light Bulbs may not the best investment:

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6 Best HPS Grow Bulb 1000w – Comparing 6 Brands on PAR Output

You walk into your local hydroponic store or browse the internet looking for the best HPS grow bulb at the right price range… but then you get stuck.

There’s so many brands claiming they’re the baddest and brightest with the best lumens and high PAR, etc., etc.– which makes it difficult picking the best HPS grow bulb that can help you produce your desired yields.

Not only that, but the prices between all the different bulb manufacturers differ and it’s tough figuring if the money you’d spend is going towards a bulb that actually claims what it does. Well GrowAce has put your question to rest. We did a comparison test on 6 of the biggest HPS grow light bulb brands and pit them against each other. We setup parameters to make it as objective as possible and the results were surprising:

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Grow Ace’s Best LED Grow Lights For Sale

Grow Ace’s Best LED Grow Lights For Sale The 300 Watt Advance Spectrum MAX Dimmable 5w-Chip Quad-Band LED Grow Light   Those days of one-size-fits all LED grow lights are gone and never coming back. Thanks to new technological advancements in the LED grow lights market, Grow Ace proudly presents the new and improved Advance … Read more

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Nutrients, Pt 3: Additives and Supplements

Think of nutrients like you think of food for yourself: there are some foods that are good for you, some that aren’t so great, and lots of room for improvement. Supplements give you vitimins and minerals that you may not receive in your normal diet, and additives give you a boost to a healthy diet … Read more

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HPS and MH Grow Light Kits: Inexpensive and Highly Effective

In the wake of all the new technology in grow light kits, it’s easy to lose sight of traditional high intensity discharge grow light kits and their benefits. HID kits (grow light kits that use MH and HPS bulbs) have gotten a bad reputation because of their heat discharge, yet HID’s are used more often … Read more

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Indoor Growing: Why the Heck Not?

As the days draw longer and the temperature gets hotter, all of the growing equipment for winter and spring plants gets put away, while the summer growers get ready to plant and harvest. But have you ever wondered why one would take the time and money to grow indoors when one can virtually grow for … Read more

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Fluorescent Lighting: Not Just For Offices Anymore

T5 fluorescent bulbs growing herbs and vegetables like lettuce and spinach.
T5 fluorescent bulbs growing herbs and vegetables like lettuce and spinach.

If you’re like me, I’m looking for new sources of light to grow plants. On many occasions I’ve researched and tried to use regular house light bulbs, Christmas lights, flood lights, and other forms of lights to see what I can grow. All methods either burned the plants or did virtually nothing to them. Never did I look up from my computer at the office and realize those thin tubes of lights in the ceiling are great for plants!

Now, the same fluorescent bulbs used to light a room and grow plants are slightly different. If you get the right ones, however, you’ll be on your way to a successful grow!

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