Are you thinking about starting an indoor green garden? Thinking of what indoor garden you can grow in your house? Thinking of what indoor gardening equipment you can invest on? There are a lot of indoor gardening tools out there, but you need to choose the right indoor gardening tools for the kind of indoor garden you want to have. This article will give you some information and tips on indoor gardening tools. It will help you make the best choice when buying indoor gardening supplies.
Power. You need a strong and powerful indoor garden lighting system if you’re planning to buy an indoor gardening kit. The amount of power used should be proportional to the plants you want to grow. listed in Watts, these numbers will indicate how much power the unit will consume. In general, 10W to 50W is a perfect balance. A lot of power used means less productivity from your plants, so be careful with power consumption levels.
Light. Different types of indoor gardening usually require different amounts of light. If you’re growing herbs, then the light needs to be more than half that of an indoor gardener of vegetables. Indoor tomatoes should get at least six hours of sunlight. Some hydroponic gardeners only need three hours of sunlight, while some herbs and vegetables can even survive with only two hours of sunlight.
Nutrients. Your plants definitely won’t thrive if you don’t provide them with the right nutrients. Most indoor gardening kits come with basic nutrients, but if you want to up your nutrients levels a bit (or use a pre-made nutrient mix), it’s up to you. You can get nutrients in powder form or in a liquid form from vendors online or in brick and mortar nurseries. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully when mixing nutrients, since they may vary from one vendor to the next.
Water. This may seem like a no-brainer, but most hydroponics gardens are setup with water-only medium. The water used should never be replaced, so if you’re growing a plant with roots in a smaller pot, don’t water the plants with a hose. The reason for this is because the roots absorb moisture from the bottom of the container and then transport it up through the system. So, even though the roots may look healthy because there’s plenty of water in the medium, it’s only working against you because there’s not enough water for the plant. So, always make sure your medium has at least nine pots with at least two of them wide and tall (you can actually set three or four pots on top of each other if you’re tall enough).
Nutrients. Most indoor vegetable gardens will have nutrient packets that you can add water to. However, keep in mind that these nutrients should always be replaced after seven to ten days because they may begin to break down and your hydroponic gardens organic soil may become depleted of vital nutrients. Always check with your hydroponic gardens supplier and add water as necessary.
Lighting. Indoor vegetable and flower gardening can be very rewarding and entertaining as long as you select the best lighting for the plants you want to grow. Indoor plants don’t require much light compared to the intense light required by outdoor plants. So, use bulbs that are appropriate for the plants you chose to grow. You can purchase grow lights at nursery stores or online.
Pods. You can purchase indoor gardens with three or four small containers in which the plants are put. Each container has its own drainage system so the roots of the plants can get the right amount of water without getting bogged down. The plants stay nice and dry, even during periods of heavy rain. Some indoor gardens use specially designed drainage systems that can handle heavy clay or sand.