Archive for June, 2012
Calcium deficiencies often result in stunted growth or abnormal development of young leaves. The leaves may curl or die, particularly on the tips. Eventually, the terminal buds and root tips will also die.
The symptoms show up first on new growth and rapidly growing tissues in your general hydroponics. This happens because calcium accumulates in older leaves, leaving the younger growth to become calcium starved.
Keep in mind that a calcium deficiency (more…)
One of the first considerations for your roses will be lighting. During the non-blooming stage, you’ll want to use a high intensity bulb that provides an abundance of blue spectrum light, such as a Metal Halide bulb. When your roses move into the flowering stage, they will need grow lights that provide a red spectrum, such as High Pressure Sodium.
The rest of the grow room will need to be set up the same way you would for growing most other flowers or vegetables. You’ll want to provide proper temperatures, quality nutrient (more…)
What’s the difference between a good indoor garden and a superior one? Often it’s the use of beneficial bacteria.
These are strains of bacteria designed to work together with your plant to increase nutrient uptake and the health of your plants. Here are just a few of the many beneficial things the right kind of bacteria can do for you in your hydroponics systems.
Nitrogen is one of the most crucial elements for plant growth. It is plentiful in the air but, unfortunately, isn’t generally usable for plants until converted into ions.
Plants don’t have the ability to make (more…)