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Hobby Hydro and Home Brew

Hobby Hydro and Home Brew

By HobbyHydro & HomeBrew
Hobby Hydro & Home Brew is South Australia's leading hydroponic store located in Kent Town. Our General Manager Shane has had 25 years experience in the industry and is here to help you achieve maximum yield for your crops. Come view our range of Nutrients, Additives, Propagation Equipment plus much more. In this Podcast, you will learn about new products, techniques and we will answer any questions you have.
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Proper Christmas Tree Care
Proper Christmas Tree Care Follow these tips to keep your real Christmas tree as fresh as possible. If you are unable to set up your tree when you get home, store it in a cool sheltered area like the North side house, away from the wind and sun. With proper care, your Christmas tree will bring warmth and pleasure throughout the holiday season! 1. Make a fresh cut. Before you bring the tree into your home and place it in a stand, re-cut the trunk at least one inch from the bottom just before putting it in the stand. Even if you just cut it on a choose and cut farm, this re-opens the tree stem so it can drink water. 2. Choose a spot away from heat sources. Heat sources like heat registers, space heaters, fireplaces, wood stove, televisions, computer monitors, etc. speed up evaporation and moisture loss of the tree. 3. Water immediately. After making the fresh cut, place the tree in a large capacity stand with warm water. The stand you use should hold at least one gallon of fresh water. 4. Don’t add anything to the water. Research has shown that plain tap water is the best. Some commercial additives and home concoctions can actually decrease a tree's moisture retention and increase needle loss. 5. Check water level daily. Do not allow the water level to drop below the fresh cut or the stem will reseal and be unable to drink. Christmas trees are very thirsty! It is not unusual for a tree to drink 2 gallons of water the first day it is the stand.
December 3, 2019
With the population growing and becoming increasingly Urban, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimate that by 2050 there will be a 30% shortfall in food production without technological improvements. Simply put, without change we will not have the resources to feed ourselves soon. While it may seem small, growing your own food, however little can make a difference.
September 28, 2019
ACT Legalises Personal Cannabis Use
The ACT is the first state in Australia to legalise personal cannabis use but take note that it is still illegal under Commonwealth Law. Today we look at what is covered under the bill that has been passed. 
September 27, 2019
LED is it worth it
If you're using regular incandescent lights, you're not very likely to grow strong and healthy plants. Therefore, for best results it is recommended that you use full spectrum LED grow lights. They are specifically designed for the purpose and have the feature to deliver light in the exact spectrum the plant needs.
July 30, 2019
Episode 9 - Whats the best system for you?
Dale from Melbourne, Australia wrote in and asked us to explain the advantages and disadvantages of Hydroponics and more so which hydroponic setup is the best.  Dale we hoped we answered your question correctly. Keep in mind the best system for one is what that person finds easy to do. WE highly recommend you visit your local Hydroponic shop and ask them for advice that will best suit your needs.  Don't forget you can catch us on Facebook and Instagram. 
July 8, 2019
Episode 7 - The importance of Silica
Silica isn't a beneficial additive but, more so, as a must in any balanced nutrient regime.  Today Abel talks about the benefit of using Silica in Hydroponics. When using Silica we can see an increased disease resistance, increased resistance to pathogenic airborne fungi, increased resistance to waterborne pathogens and increased resistance to insects/pest.  Technically we should be using Silica in the whole cycle of growing. 
July 2, 2019
Episode 6 - Lets talk about Hops
Today we talk about the versatility of hops in the use of craft beer production.  Did you know what Hops are? The team here at Hobby Hydro and Home Brew will explain more.  Can't visit us in-store then shop online
June 16, 2019
Episode 4 - Why do I home brew?
Abel Prasad gets asked all the time about why he Home Brews. Today he talks about the reasons why he likes to home brew and the advantages of home brewing.  Come have a listen them come to our store in Kent Town, South Australia to view our range. If you can't make it in checkout our website 
March 17, 2019
Episode 3 - Building Your System
If you are new to hydroponics it is easy to be intimidated by the technology. Abel will explain how one should build your system.  Visit to purchase any items Hydroponic and Home Brew needs.
February 25, 2019
Episode 2 - Bio Diesel
Today Abel looks at the many reasons we endorse the Bio Diesel range. For more information and to join our chat about the Hydroponic Industry visit us: In-store: 109 little Rundle Street Kent Town SA 5067 Online:
February 20, 2019
Episode 1 - Welcome
Welcome to the Hobby Hydro and Home Brew podcast.  With so many different podcasts out there we wanted to be a little different when it comes to Hydroponics and Home Brew.  Hobby Hydro and Home Brew is located in South Australia and we have a combined experience of over 40 years.  This podcast is here to educate, teach and help grow peoples minds. Sit back and lets grow and brew together.  Don't forget to checkout our blog, facebook and instagram account.  Thanks
February 18, 2019