HOW TO: What Will You Need As a Planting Beginner?

If you’re a first time grower, then we’ll cover the tools you’re going to need. Thankfully, you can find most if not all of the tools you’ll need for your indoor gardening venture on our website. We provide simple, easy to use temperature and humidity controllers for your indoor gardening center. Regardless of what you’ve decided to grow, it’s important that you educate yourself on the atmosphere that will allow your plants to prosper. Below, you’ll find a selection of tools that will give you the opportunity to have your plants blossom. With a little love, care, and knowledge, you’ll be amazed at what your plants will turn into.

The Air

If you’ve never grown anything and didn’t pay attention in science class, then you may not know that plants thrive in fresh air and carbon dioxide, which is essential for photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process, which makes oxygen and takes in the carbon dioxide in the air. When you begin to grow your plants, it’s important that you have a steady stream of airflow in the grow room because it will begin to create a positive growth environment for your plants. You can create airflow with a few different options. You can choose a fan that can be placed at the top of the room and move the air around, filter it to the opposite side of the room as well as get rid of warm air.

However, we also have temperature control products that will allow you to create a temperature that will allow your plants to blossom. Most plants need to be between 70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit with the lights on and 58 to 70 degrees with the lights off. Additionally, the airflow and the temperature also depends on the types of plants you’re growing as well as the smell. Lastly, remember to keep in mind the type of lights you’re using as well as the area of your grow room to determine how much heat will be generated in your room. A good tip for determining the airflow in your room is to turn the lights on for a little while and figure out what it takes to create a comfortable environment for your plants.

The Ventilation

In addition to the airflow, it’s important that you have the essential ventilation in your grow room. If you don’t have ventilation, then your home can smell very much like whatever you’re growing. What can be a good ventilation system for a grow room is to purchase a system that will move the air and push the fresh air in and out. Additionally, creating ventilation will deter bugs such as spider mites from making their way in.

In this situation, a window cannot be open because it could be detrimental to your growing operation, so you’ll need to figure out a different way to get rid of the used air and get fresh air in the room. A carbon filter is a great way to remove the smell of your grow operation and ensure no one else smells it. Another great way to move air around to make it fresher, especially for first time setups that are on the smaller side is 1 CFL lamps. These lamps are not active and need to be replaced pretty frequently. Another option is an industrial fan to help move the air around and they can be paired with one of our precision timers to save on energy, money, and keep them from breaking.

Choose The Controls

Now, it’s time to make your grow room even better. It’s now the moment where you begin to pick out all the products you’re going to need to help your plants grow.

CO2 Control

CO2 controllers will control the carbon dioxide in your grow room. CO2 controllers are important for your plants because they will regulate the amount of CO2 your plants should be getting. This controller will create a sustainable and healthy environment for your plants to ensure they get the nutrition they need. These controllers will also create a ventilation system and detect when it’s day and night as well as optimize to your configuration for growth rates.

 INKBIRD Programmable CO₂ Controller ICC-500T is recommended.

Temperature Control

It’s important to have a temperature controller that will provide the appropriate environment for your plants. The temperature controller will provide a safety net for damaging or overheating your plants. It will also prevent your plants from slowing their growth or the temperature reaching unacceptable levels.

 INKBIRD Temperature Controllers are recommended.

Humidity Control

As we touched upon in temperature controllers, you can also merge it with a humidity controller. Plants need some amount of humidity to grow, but you cannot have too many without causing harm to your vegetation.

 INKBIRD Humidity Controllers are recommended.

Integrated Control

Integrated controllers are to help combine the management of both the humidity and the temperature in your grow room. These integrated controllers will adjust the equipment to coordinate the temperature and the relative humidity. It’s also an ideal controller that will create accurate coordination of both the humidity and the temperature. In addition, it will help to manage the climate and is a great way to save on the energy in your grow room.

Choose The Monitoring

In addition to choosing the controls, it’s important to pick the monitoring in your grow room. This includes the cycle of light and dark because you can’t have your lights on 24 hours or else your plants will dry out. For monitoring, a precision timer is essential so your plants don’t become stressed. A precision timer will also give you the ability to know when the lights should be turned off or on without you needing to track it. In addition to monitoring devices, you should have smaller tools to help you keep track of the pH levels in your water, plants, and the nutrient solution.

Cleaning Tools

Cleaning tools near your grow room or in your grow room are essential for when you have a spill or you need to keep your room clean. Like any room of your home, you want to make sure that there’s no dirt all over the floor, that the plant containers are sturdy, and that the plant nutrients are all in the same space. If you have a dirty work area, then it’ll be harder to take care of your plants. Designate an area for all the cleaning tools as well as the appliances you aren’t using such as watering cans and the soil or hydroponics you’re using.

Pick Up Nutrients For The Plants

Lastly, when you’re growing, you need to pick out what type of nutrients you need for your plants. Like the vegetation you’ve decided to grow, not all nutrients are made equal. You can feed your plants higher quality nutrients, especially for vegetation that’s top quality. These plants would require more nutrients than other types of plants. For these, you would use macronutrients which consist of nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus. For smaller quantities of vegetation, you can use micronutrients, which consist of iron, copper, magnesium, and calcium.

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