Good hydroponics gardeners know that you cannot just want you garden to thrive. You should also want it to super thrive. Making your garden super thrive means putting all of the elements that ensure rapid growth and big yields together to create a garden that really gives you the kind of results that you want.
This unfortunately, cannot be achieved through half focused gardening and half understood techniques. A good garden can only come about through the right combination of growing elements that causes your plants to super thrive.
If you are serious about building a garden that super thrives, follow these important hydroponic growing tips.
Proper Nutrients – If you want your garden to super thrive, your base should always be a good nutritional basis. This means ensuring that you give your hydroponic plants the right ratio of nutrients at the right time. The way that most hydroponics growers streamline this process is through using 3 part nutrients.
Hydroponic growers use these by combining three carefully different kinds of ingredients and using them during appropriate times during development. This allows you to carefully customize your nutrient plan, and thus allow for maximum growth and fruiting, without having to put in countless hours mixing a solution.
Proper Supplements – While nutrients by themselves can produce fantastic results, they will not necessarily be enough to really help your garden super thrive. This is where hydroponic supplements play an important role. Hydroponic supplements work with your nutrients and the plant itself, helping increase nutrient uptake and metabolism and helping increase growth rates. Some of the most popular hydroponic supplements include those that contain a variety of B vitamins and those that contain actual living organisms, such as beneficial enzymes, bacteria, or fungi.
Proper Lighting – Your plants primary source of carbohydrates is produced through photosynthesis, so proper lighting is essential to a super thriving garden. If you really want to explore the future of hydroponic growing, you should consider the benefits of LED lighting. LED lighting is a powerful way to get your plants everything that they need to grow, plus it also has the benefits of being low energy and low heat. This means that you will have a lower energy bill. And if you happen to live a particularly warm part of the world, you can be less concerned about the heat emanating for your hydroponic grow lights over heating your hydroponic garden or even searing delicate growing plants.
Proper Sanitation – No hydroponic garden is complete without a good supply of isopropyl alcohol. This is because allowing bacteria to form on your equipment is just asking for disease. Cleaning off the outside of your reservoir, grow trays, and other equipment will help decrease your risk of an infection and help reduce unpleasant odors. You should also make certain to clear away any dead organic matter from your grow room, like pruned leaves or branches. This will make your hydroponic garden easier to move around in and also reduce odds of bacterial infection.