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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Young PlantsTo define a young plant is to refer to a plant that is beyond the seedling/cutting stage but is before the fruit or flowering stage. In a hydroponics system a young plant is predominantly in the vegetative cycle of the plant’s growth.
Young plants like seedlings and cuttings are delicate and fragile.
The seedling and cutting stage is the most troublesome with regards
to stressing or damaging the would-be plant. The young plant stage is
much more robust, however, it is still not robust enough to endure too
much bad management.
So if you get it wrong but you are propagating within the hydroponics system, the plants will not react as violently as if it would without the further propagation. This technique ensures that you do not kill or damage your young plants and allows you an adequate margin of error. Further propagation of young plants in hydroponics systems normally only last for 7-10 days.
Once a young plant has taken hold in your hydroponics system and is showing rapid growth rate, it won’t be long until it has become established within the system. After the plant has established itself and the growth rate has become exponential, then you are almost through the young plant stage.
The transplantation of seedlings or cuttings to a hydroponics
system is again a time where it is possible to come unstuck and destroy
or badly stress your beloved plants. It is crucial that you get all variables
right before transplanting your seedlings or cuttings into your hydroponics
system. Make sure that the day and night time temperatures are correct,
that the CF and pH levels are right, that the watering regime is correct
and that the lighting levels are also right. Get any one of these variables
wrong and it could be kick the bucket time for your potential plants.