Hydroponics - Indoor Horticulture
Hydroponics - Indoor Horticulture represents an educational, in-depth, up-to-date, indoor horticultural growers guide that covers all principles of indoor hydroponic horticulture and gardening. This book contains 110,000 words, with over 300 diagrams, pictures, illustrations, graphs, tables, 3 dimensional CAD renderings, and is printed in full colour.
Hydroponics - Indoor Horticulture examines, explores, dissects and
presents a fully comprehensive step by step growers guide, relating
to all and every aspect of indoor hydroponic horticulture, with complete
chapters on plant biology, propagation, hydroponic systems, nutrients,
oxygen, carbon dioxide enrichment, pH, biological pest control, fungi/disease,
cuttings/clones, pruning/training, breeding, harvesting, equipment,
grow rooms, a full history of hydroponics, and more.
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SeedlingsI deally, plants that are to be grown in a hydroponics system must first be rooted in a sterile substrate like rockwool. This would be the puritanical hydroponicist way of doing things and the correct way, however, you can bend the rules as we in our experience have discovered. Although not recommended, seedlings can also be raised in the traditional method and transferred to a hydroponics system. If you are to pursue this method, it is a good idea to wash the majority of dirt from the rootball and to dip the remaining roots and dirt in a weak hydrogen peroxide solution. Due to the differing strengths of H2O2, it is advised to refer to the manufacturers’ instructions for the dilution ratio.
The benefits of using a sterile substrate is just that! It is sterile,
therefore, you will not introduce any bacteria, disease or pests into
your hydroponics system. This objective is sought after when building
and maintaining a hydroponics system. The less variables to influence
the system, the less chance of failure, disease or pests.
approximate 90% germination ratio. If you are going to store your seeds, then this is best done in a light-tight and waterproof container and stored in a cool or even cold area. If you have the space, a fridge is a great place to keep your seeds at optimum freshness. Out of the approximate 90% of the seeds that have sprouted, for the most part, as you are now dealing directly with nature, you will normally get a mixture of super strong seeds, strong seeds, average seeds, weak seeds and not forgetting the runts of the pack.
This is nature’s way and to be honest it obviously
works or we would not be here talking about it. This is the one drawback
from raising seeds is that you will get inconsistencies and varying growth
rates. However, all hydroponicists should know and experience how to germinate
and raise seeds. Stock plants and mothers are not normally shared, so
to be able to raise your own is fundamental, and this starts with the
germination of seeds.