While growing hydroponic plants, most of the growers commit the same common mistakes which ruin their entire garden. With proper research and planning, you can avoid several such common mistakes. One of the biggest mistakes growers generally commit is that they start growing hydroponics plant without having any basic knowledge about how to grow and look after hydroponically grown plants. Before you start your hydroponic garden, check out our story that gives you a confidence on hydroponic growing!
One common mistake most of the gardeners commit is to not provide enough air movement inside their hydroponic garden. Air movement is vital to plants’ breathing as it provides fresh air to your leaf zone. The air in your grow room should contain enough oxygen, CO2, but it should not contain molecules of industrial pollutants, particulates and other airborne debris. Proper ventilation is necessary to get bigger yields in hydroponic gardening but you just cannot throw a fan in your hydroponic grow room. You need to put a right size fan as hydroponics fans are an important part of your indoor garden set up and help to manage airflow, heat, and other environmental conditions. If you are using HID grow lights, ventilation becomes even more important because of the amount of heat these lights produce. Always remember to keep the fan in constant motion and it should not blow directly on the plants as this can cause dehydration.
Hydroponics plants flourish in a clean and well-maintained environment, so you should clear all the debris such as fallen leaves, dirt and other materials that can attract and breed diseases. You need to keep your grow room dry to avoid any kind of fungal infestation. Do not smoke, eat, or allow pets near the plants as these can provide harm to your plants.
To avoid these common mistakes in your hydroponic garden, you need to pay close attention to your plants every day to ensure that your garden is running smoothly. Every time you visit your garden, remember to check your pump systems, reservoirs, water levels, pH, nutrients, lights, timers and plants.