What is a growing medium?
The growing medium is the stuff your plant grows in, soil or soilless. Hydroponic systems use inert soilless growing mediums that can be as common as bark or as unique as rockwool or expanded clay pebbles.
What is hydroponics?
Hydroponics is the cultivation of plants with a water based nutrient solution. Plants need light, water, nutrients, and support to grow well. Hydroponics systems provide three of these four necessities for growth.
How sophisticated or technologically savvy do I need to be to actually grow something with a hydro-morpho-tronic system?
Good question. The answer is; not at all. If you can count and read measurement like teaspoons, ounces, and gallons. You have all the sophisto-tech required to grow with a hydroponic system. Come visit us in the store, chat, tweet, or read the forum to see how easy it can be.
Did you know that fruits and vegetables grow three times faster using Hydroponics? Grow More with Less Resources, Grow Fresh
Do I need a greenhouse to use hydroponics?
No, hydroponics techniques can be applied almost anywhere. If you have a small corner of a room, a whole room, or a spot outside we have a system for you.
How much space do I need to grow a hydroponic garden?
A hydroponics system can be as small and simple as a single six inch pot filled with soil-less medium that is hand watered, or as large and complex as a commercial greenhouse covering many acres. The question here should be how much space do I have for gardening or how much food do I want to grow. Please come on in or call us so that we can help you find the right system type and size for you.
What temperature do hydroponic systems crops grow best?
The temperature of your hydroponic garden is an important factor for optimal plant growth. A general rule of thumb is to keep your water between 65 and 75 degrees F and the ambient temperature of your growing space between 60 and 85 degrees F. If the water temperature gets above the recommended level the likelihood of pythium increases and the dissolved oxygen content of the water decreases. As the temperature in your growing space approaches or exceeds 95 degrees F your plants ability to perform photosynthesis decreases.
What is Pythium?
Pythium or root rot is a disease caused by a genus of organisms called Pythium which are also known as water molds. Keep your water temp in the proper temperature range and you should never see it. If you do develop root rot we can help you eliminate it.
How much does it cost to run a light for indoor or winter crop production?
The cost of operating a grow light depends on your utility rate and the wattage of your lamp. A 400W light at a rate of .08 $/Kwh will cost about thirteen dollars a month to operate 12 hours a day. Supplementing the sunlight hours with a few hours of light a day can drop the cost to two or three dollars a month.