Frequently Asked Questions
FIRST TIME GROWERS
Indoor gardening/Outdoor gardening/Hydroponics gardening/Medical gardening. From seed to harvest patience is the most important skill to learn whatever growing method you choose! You can have amazing success as a beginner grower but time and experience will make you a master cultivator.
HOBBY GARDENER - MEDICAL GARDENER
Indoor gardening/Outdoor gardening/Hydroponic gardening. Now that you have the basics in experience and skills to gardening you want to upsize/upgrade your equipment to push production and quality levels to maximum. Now you can enjoy the benefits of growing at home for recreation or a self sufficient medical gardener!
This is master cultivator status gardening. Which is the best choice for your commercial garden? Indoor commercial/outdoor commercial/hydroponic commercial gardening all have their benefits and all have draw backs. INDOOR GARDENING with the technology for cultivation today has brought benefits to completely control environmental and critical factors for cultivation. OUTDOOR GARDENING is relying on critical factors from nature to see it through to the end of harvest. If done correctly and nature cooperates Outdoor gardens can bring you a beautiful harvest with less energy cost. Both methods have advantages and disadvantages energy cost being the best example. Greenhouses are becoming the future of commercial gardening by controlling the environment and cutting down energy cost.
Complex mixtures of carbon based organic matter, minerals, microorganisms(soil biology). Soil biology breaks down nutrients in the soil to make them available for plants to uptake nutrients.
What do i need to know before purchasing lighting for my grow room(s)? What type of lighting do i need for growing? Do i need a different spectrum bulb for blooming my plants?
What fan size and how many fans do I need for my grow area? There are some simple formulas to find out your grow areas requirements for proper ventilation.
A typical rule for ventilation is the exchange of your grow areas fresh air every minute. CALCULATING the active grow area is multiplying the LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT. After finding this volume number multiply by 1.25 (this calculates in for any inefficiency from carbon filters), this number is the minimum requirement for cubic feet per minute (CFM) that you will need for your growing area. If you are calculating for a non filter intake fan just use this formula L X W X H = CFM.
The idea of hydroponic cultivation is the soiless growth of a plants roots in a nutrient rich solution of water and oxygen. Various mediums used to hold the plants and its roots in place are rock wool cubes, rock wool slabs or rock wool granular chunks used to fill mesh pots. Hydroton or clay pellets are also widely used as well as coco coir and glass growstones.
Types of hydroponic systems are DRAIN TO WASTE systems and RECIRCULATING systems. These vary on the needs of the grower and the expense allocated for your garden.
Hydroponics system set ups include flood and drain, ebb and flow, top feed (drip or spray), deep water culture(DWC) and nutrient film technique (NFT).