While growing hydroponic gardening, most of the growers do common mistakes which ruin their entire garden, not only that but also the investment and the energy spent on it goes wasted. In this article, I am sharing the information how to avoid those mistakes and gain profit from your hydroponic gardening.
Lots of growers make money and enjoy their work. Hydroponics growing can be very productive and profitable, if you follow few methods. Though you work hard, it becomes very easy to make mistakes that cost your time and investment. No matter how hard growers try, they can mess up and create problems.
One of the biggest mistake growers always commit is they start growing their own hydroponic garden without having any knowledge about how to grow, how to maintain and care the plants.
Growing hydroponically is not easy for the first time growers, hydroponic growing means growing plants only in nutrients without using soil. If you don't have the information about how to grow in hydroponics, then its better you grow in soil.
Before you start hydroponic gardening, you should gain some knowledge about the growing medium, hydroponic nutrients, equipments and about the plant. I recommend that growers should read some articles about hydroponic gardening, before they start their own.
Secondly, growers often miscalculate the space they required for gardening. You should always consider the space you grow have enough room for a high intensity light, electrical hardware, water reservoir, fan, aisles and other infrastructure.
If you are growing small garden then the space should be clothes closet size. In that small area you can grow maximum of five small plants and can produce a decent-sized harvest. Allow the plants to grow three feet in diameter in a normal size.
Always check that all you plants get enough light and all your plants spend equal time in the center of the most intense zone of light cast by the bulb. If you want a garden that will pay for itself or even generate income, you need a garden that is at least big enough for one 1000-watt light, if not more. This size garden should be carefully managed to generate enough harvest to pay for itself.
Hydroponics gardens need adequate space vertically and horizontally and the right types of equipment for your indoor gardening. If you crowd plants, they won't produce harvests that make your effort and expense worthwhile. Make sure to control temperature and humidity in your grow room.
Another mistake growers do is to get the wrong kind on lights for their plants due to this plant suffer. Hydroponics plants need special kind of high intensity lights, with high wattage and the right color spectrum.
Use Metal Halide or High Pressure Sodium lights for your plants to thrive. Your plants essential nutrient is light without light they can't grow. Provide them the best of grow lights to grow healthier.
A lot of gardeners think that hydroponics garden can practically run itself and wait for a big harvest without doing any work to get them. It's true that automation, timers and other technology can make some garden functions self-regulating and automatic, but there are plenty of little glitches that can turn into big disasters.
You have to pay close attention to your plants every day; if not visit every other day to ensure your garden is running smoothly. Every time you visit your garden, examine your pump systems, reservoirs, water levels, pH, nutrients potency, lights, timers, climate details, and plants. It will take some time to examine, but it's worth it.
Examine your plants too, have a close look on their leaves topside and underside, stems, roots. This observation can reveal the existence of small pests. Early, persistent and through grower attention can readily find insects, diseases, water problems, electrical short circuits and other mishaps waiting to happen. One of the best investments a grower can make is to spend attentive time in the grow room.
Keep your garden environment very clean. Clear the debris such as fallen leaves, stems, dirt, and other materials which can attract and breed diseases.
The air in you grow room should contain oxygen, CO2, and other healthy vapors, but it should not contain molecules of industrial cleaners, pollutants, particulates and other airborne debris. Avoid smoking in your grow room, cause tobacco smoke clogs up leaf surface due to this plants cannot breathe.
The main thing to remember is that hydroponics plants like a clean, well-maintained environment. Give them that, combined with proper nutrition and climate, and they are very likely to give you big yields. You have to just follow some rules to care your plants; you are on your way to running a successful hydroponics venture that's fun and profitable.
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