The Green Magic: Unveiling the Benefits of CO2 in a Hydroponic Grow Tent
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by John Kiddle
6M ago
When it comes to cultivating plants indoors, every detail matters. From the quality of the soil to the intensity of the light, every factor can influence the growth and health of your plants. One often overlooked element that plays a vital role in indoor plant cultivation, particularly in hydroponic grow tents, is carbon dioxide (CO2). Yes, that same gas often associated with climate change has a magical role to play within the confines of a hydroponic grow tent. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the benefits of CO2 in a hydroponic grow tent and how it can be harnessed to optimize plant grow ..read more
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Finding the Perfect Distance: How Far Should a Grow Light Be from Your Plants?
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by John Kiddle
9M ago
Growing plants indoors can be a rewarding experience, especially when you have the right tools at your disposal. One such tool that plays a crucial role in indoor gardening is a grow light. These artificial light sources mimic the sun’s rays, providing plants with the necessary light energy for photosynthesis. However, determining the ideal distance between the grow light and your plants is essential to ensure optimal growth and prevent any damage. In this blog post, we will explore the factors that influence the distance and guide you in finding the perfect spot for your grow light. Understan ..read more
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The Advantages of Hydroponics and the Basics of Setting Up Your Own Hydroponic Garden
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by John Kiddle
1y ago
Introduction: What is Hydroponics and How Does it Work? Hydroponics is a type of gardening technique that allows plants to grow without the need for soil. Instead, hydroponic gardening uses nutrient-rich water solutions to deliver essential nutrients to the plants. This method of soilless gardening is gaining popularity due to its many advantages, such as efficient water use and increased crop yield. Hydroponic farming has been around for centuries, but has recently seen a resurgence in popularity due to advances in technology and understanding of plant physiology. Hydroponics offers an altern ..read more
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How To Save Energy In Your Grow Room
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by john
1y ago
As we all know energy prices are skyrocketing which is not only bad news for day-to-day life but also for indoor gardening. In todays blog, we explain how you can cut running costs without sacrificing the end result. Switch To LED Lights Probably the most simplest way of saving money is to switch your lights to LEDs. LED lights are easily the cheapest to run as they use on average 9.6kWh per day which works out at £2.69 per day compared to a digital 600w grow light light that cost £2.83 to run. Use An EC Fan EC Fans are the future of grow room extraction fans as they’re extremely cheap to ..read more
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Beat The Cost Of Living Crisis – Grow Your Own Fruit & Vegetables
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by john
1y ago
As prices seem to be skyrocketing and your average food shop is costing more, there’s no better time than now to start thinking about growing your own fruit and veg. In this weeks blog we’ll tell you what types of plants you can grow, how to grow them and how to get bumper harvests. What Fruits & Vegetables Are Easy To Grow? A lot of people think growing your own fruit and veg is hard when in fact it’s just as easy as remembering to brush your teeth. Once you get into a routine of watering your plant when it needs too you’ll be growing your own in no time. Easiest Fruits & Vegetables T ..read more
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How To Keep The Heat Down In Your Grow Room Over Summer
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by john
1y ago
As the temperature starts to rise, so does the threat to your plants from heat stress and pests/diseases. A lot of urban gardeners decide to either stop growing completely or change their grow to a more heat tolerant plant. However, this doesn’t have to be the case as there’s plenty of products available that’ll allow you to keep growing all year round. How To Prevent Plant Disease & Pest Infestation During the warm months, plant diseases and pest thrive, especially if they’re left unattended. Below we’re going to give you advice on how to keep your plants health and pest free. To combat p ..read more
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Adjustable Reflectors – Are They Worth It?
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by john
1y ago
Adjustable reflectors have been around for years now and are used by a lot of growers, however, are they actually as good as people say they are? In todays blog we find out. Adjustable reflectors first come to the market in the 2010s and quickly became a market favourite due to their ability to focus a bulbs light more efficiently than the old school Euro reflector. Available in either a 230v single ended bulb variation or a double ended 400v version the adjustable reflector also came in two sizes, large or extra large. This meant it could be used in either a grow tent or room. To set up the r ..read more
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What is Nutrient Film Technique?
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by Jodie
2y ago
NFT stands for nutrient film technique – it involves a thin, steady stream of nutrient enriched water to flow across the bottom portion of a plants roots, allowing the constant supply of water, nutrients and oxygen. Making it the perfect conditions for growing indoors. NFT is a great option for growers looking to grow a medium to large number of plants. This is because, with the use of only a single pump to feed water into the system, water naturally drains down the tube feeding a huge number of plants. This water is then collected at the end to go back into the reservoir where it is then pump ..read more
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How to set up a 600w HPS Grow Light System
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by Jodie
2y ago
HPS grow lights are brilliant for beginners and the seasoned grower. With HPS lights you can reach really high light intensities, whilst also using one dual-spectrum lamp that is ideal for vegetative growth and flowering. Each 600 Watt grow light system is made up of 3 parts: 600 Watt Grow Lamp 600 Watt Grow Light Ballast (ideally a dimmable or digital ballast) Grow Light Reflector.   Keep in mind, that the wattage of your HPS light’s ballast and lamp need to match. Even if you have a dimmable ballast, you must not use it with a lower wattage lamp – this may cause fire.   To get the ..read more
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Advantages of indoor gardening during cold weather
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by Jodie
2y ago
Don’t let the change in seasons stop you from doing what you love. When it’s cold outside, an indoor growing system will let you grow your favourite plants indoors. Here are some of the benefits of an indoor garden. A smart indoor garden puts you in complete control of the season, especially If you want to enjoy your favourite garden foods throughout the year.   An indoor garden will give you access to your own fruits, vegetables, and fresh produce all year round. Ultimately, it gives you the option to stagger your harvests.   By using specialist environmental control equipment ..read more
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