Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Well now that we have happy plants its time to make sure we keep them happy,and healthy! Some people change there solution in their hydroponic systems weekly. I've known growers that never changed or cleaned their systems during an entire grow, and still had moderate luck! When we grow herbs,vegetables,fruits or medication for ourselves I suggest that we would want to keep our hydroponic systems as clean as possible , and in great working condition! The great thing about indoor hydroponic gardening is you control the entire environment! A clean environment is a happy one! We will start with the flood table first.A good washing with mild dish soap, and sanitize with bleach then rinse it well! Next we will remove the reservoir, and place it on a little dolly for easy handling . The same washing and sanitizing methods that we used on the flood table are applied to the reservoir, and pump system. After cleaning and sanitizing are complete we will begin to put it all back together.Are we having fun yet?! Let everything air dry then refill your hydroponic systems reservoir with the proper mixture of "nutes" that you prefer to nourish your garden with, and be sure to check the pH level of the water you are using, and adjust it accordingly! Then we put the pump system back in place, cover the reservoir, plug it back into the timer, and our automated hydroponic systems back "online". That wasn't so bad now was it? We still have plenty of time to get started on our "to do" list! Remember to keep it clean, and it will keep you healthy! "Take care of your stuff and your stuff will take care of you!"
Posted at 01:33 pm by hydrogarden
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
You can grow indoor gardens without spending a lot of money.There are several ways to use hydroponic systems for space saving mind blowing indoor gardens.You can start with the basic rockwool cubes and plastic propagation tray with cover.Germinating your seeds will assure a good start.Let the seedlings grow in a humid and warm environment(you may need a heating pad under propagation tray)During this time your seedlings will start to develop a root system.These seedlings are very delicate at this point! You need to increase the light source at this time by using a simple CFL bulb, fluorescent tubes, or a LED panel.After 2-4 weeks You should be ready to place your plants under HID lighting at a good distance(until the plants are used to the new lighting)When placing your plants under their new source of lighting they will go directly in the grow medium of choice.An Ebb and Flow system is an easy and automated way to go and gets great results.There are many hydroponic systems to be used in hydroponic gardening you may have to research which is best for you.Other hydroponic supplies can be found locally or online.You will have many different pots,mediums,and systems to choose from.So what are you waiting for,let's get started!!!!!
Posted at 08:35 am by hydrogarden