But also keep in mind that grow light reflectors are important. More advanced [Read more…]
Coco coir is the fiber, produced from the brown husk that surrounds the shell of the coconut. Coconut coir is also known as palm peat, coco or coir. Coco coir is composed of millions tiny micro-sponges, which absorb and can hold up to 6 to 8 times more water and 1000 times more oxygen. In the world of hydroponics, coco coir has been gaining popularity because of its better water and oxygen retention capabilities. You can mix coco coir with your compost as a hydroponic growing medium for soil-less [Read more…]
Growing plants indoor might be a hobby for many of you. Especially in urban areas where space is a constraint, most growers opt for growing plants indoor using hydroponics. Hydroponics is one of the most preferred techniques used for growing house plants. One of the biggest advantages of growing house plant is that they can be grown all year round in climate regulated conditions inside your house. You can try growing exotic orchids or tropical plants at your convenience. The flexibility in controlling the environment actually allows you to grow almost any kind of plant that you may want to grow. However, it is important that you observe factors like light levels, potential draft, floor space, shelf space etc. before you choose which variety of plant you would want to grow. Even though most factors are controlled, in case the lighting levels are substantially low you need to spruce it up using artificial grow lights to simulate external growing conditions. Also natural light may vary with season, and you need to make the necessary adjustments accordingly.
Growing house plant through hydroponics involves growing plants directly in nutrient solution or by using inert medium like rockwool, coco coir etc. for anchorage and absorption. The nutrient solution feeds your plants with nutrients that are essential for their growth. You can prepare the nutrient solution by adding specially-manufactured nutrients which are essential for your plants to water in the correct ratio. While applying nutrients, please read the instructions carefully as over or under dosage of fertilizers will hamper the growth of your plants. Also consistent and proper watering will help your plants to grow.
As a hydroponics grower, you will have plenty of options for C02 generators, grow lights and other hydroponics equipment and supplies for your garden. But you must first evaluate the growing needs of your house plant. And for that, you need to figure out what kind of a hydroponic system you are planning to create and where will it be situated. When you have answers for these questions, you will definitely make the right choice.