If gardening is one hobby you would like to pursue but don’t have enough place to build a garden then you should explore the option of indoor hydroponic gardening. You don’t have to worry about the open garden space anymore with indoor hydroponic gardening. You can easily build a garden indoors with improvised hydroponic trays and containers or on rooftops and terraces.
Most growers living in cities don’t have the luxury of enough arable land for gardening. With indoor hydroponic gardening you enjoy unique flowers and fruits grown without soil. By dissolving nutrient solution in water you can grow best possible plants in your indoor hydroponic garden. The most popular hydroponic system used in indoor gardening is the wick and drip system where roots of your plants absorb essential nutrients directly along with water. Here, the nutrients formula is allowed to flow from the tube that drips on top of the plants.
Hydroponics equipment you use for indoor gardening may vary from the simple ones to complicated ones. Before you set up your hydroponic garden the most important factors you need to consider are the cost, the type of plants and the maintenance needed. Tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers are the most popular choices to grow indoors. Herbs are also a smart choice to grow plants indoors.
Growing plants indoors is a good way to grow your crops. Indoor grow rooms are simple to build. Select a small room or closet or a sectioned off area in your basement. The growing area must have a power source to connect hydroponics equipment to. The floor has to be hard and dry; that rules out all wooden flooring and carpeting. Mildew and mould from water leakage can ruin such surfaces.
Windows need to be sealed with black plastic. You could hang a curtain-like sheet of black plastic on your doors to block the light. Install a grow light system that can be physically raised or lowered. Make sure it is tethered by chains or cables so that it remains stable. Never use flammable materials in your grow room to prevent accidents and to avoid destroying your crops.
Small table fans that do not take up much power can be used for circulation. If you have a small grow room, even a single fan is enough. Place your grow tables beneath the grow lights. Work out a drainage system and recycle the excess water from the hydroponics systems. Use pumps with timers so that your watering schedule does not go awry. If you irrigate your plants a timer will ensure even watering. Lighting systems could also use timers, since light needs to mimic the patterns of day and night.