New To Growing
What is Hydroponics?
So basically, we’re looking to grow plants without actually having to plant them in the ground. That means we can grow them indoors if we choose!
What are the Benefits of Hydroponics?
Bigger Yields! Scientists have lots of theories as to why this is the case, but the fact of the matter is that experts also agree you can expect at least 20-25% more yields with hydro as compared to growing in soil. That truly adds up!
No soil! This can be a benefit because you may live in an area where there is no good soil to grow plants outside. Or perhaps you don’t have any outside area because you live in an urban area. With a hydro grow you can still grow plants, even if you don’t have soil!
Space Saving! Because your plants don’t need to spread their roots out into lots of soil to get the nutrients they need (because they’re surrounded by oxygenated nutrient-rich water solution)–you can pack more plants closer together. This saves a TON of space and one of the amazing features about indoor grows is how many plants can be put together and grown in a small space. Again, this is perfect for urban dwellers who want to grow a lot of plants with little space.
Water Saving! Because you are using reservoirs that are covered(to prevent evaporation) and no water seeps out of the bottom (because they’re sealed)–the plants take up the exact amount of water they need at any one time and the rest remains in the reservoir to be used later. Compare this to soil gardening where you have to water your plants daily and most of the water is wasted. It’s easy to see how the same amount of water used to water a plant in soil for a day can water a plant in a simple hydroponic system for multiple days or even a week at a time! In short, you can save about 90% of your water by switching to hydro growing.
No Weeds! One of the most tedious, time-consuming and frustrating activities for many gardeners is cleaning their gardens and pulling out weeds. With hydroponics growing there are no weeds to pull! Less Diseases & Pests! Because you’re not using soil, you also get rid of a lot of soil-borne diseases and pests that can normally wreak havoc on your plants and make gardening a pain.
BIG TIP: Start your plants from a clone
How to make sure your water does not kill your plants!
The truth is that to get the most out of the specialized nutrients that you buy, you need great water which means great water filtration. Why? Because if there’s other “stuff” in your water—then it can totally knock off the “balanced” nutrients you’re supposed to be feeding your plants even if you’re using the manufacturer’s instructions exactly!
Use a PH Test Kit
LIGHT & BALLAST
Proper odor control can be a very important part of any indoor garden. These filters eliminates 99.5% of all odors using 100% virgin activated carbon. Find out which size and filter works best for your growing needs here.
Whether you are at your flowering stage or veg stage, the correct range of humidity must be set at the right humidity for
optimum results. Find out which humidifier works best for the size of your grow room here.
Chillers run in a truly sealed environment. The air is recirculate indoor instead of introducing air from outside of your garden. This conserves CO2 and reduces the introduction of pests and pathogens into your grow room.
Speak to a Mighty Hydro Specialist to find out what nutrients and type of lighting is best for your budget and grow.