With an indoor grow room systems you will be able to cultivate flowers, herbs or vegetables inside and at any time of year. If you have considered growing indoors now is an excellent time to get started.
If you have considered growing indoors, You can start your seeds at home, a gardener has a chance to grow unusual and not those popular plants, many of which can rarely be found in the garden centers. Indoor growing systems have been used to raise a variety of different plant and flower species successful. Indoor systems are known for producing high quality growth very quickly because they permit growers significant control of the growing environment.
Before you build your grow room and start growing there are a few things you should keep in mind. All you need to do is build a simple grow room with good light and air exchange, add some good healthy stock and look after your plants well. Excellent results are easily achievable however you decide to grow. Whichever method of growing you choose (Hydroponics, Soil or Coco), following some simple standard methods and practices will give you a good base to develop from and add more advanced skills as you progress. The best way to make your indoor garden as efficient and easy as possible is to put some thought into your grow room. A well thought out and constructed grow room will make your life so much easier so where do you start?
1. Decide which room in your home will be used as the grow room. Almost any space could be used for a grow room, from a small cupboard to a whole room, garage or attic space. You can either convert a whole room or cupboard into a grow room, or build a tent or chamber within a room to create an enclosed growing space.
2. Converting whole room. Ideally remove any carpet and line the floor with thick black/white reflective sheeting or seal with pond liner if possible leaks would cause you a problem. This will prevent mildew, mold, harbour bugsand bacteria growth from any potential water leakage.
3. Air flow and circulation. Air flow and circulation are essential consideration for design of your grow room, as everything from temperature to humidity to plant respiration depends on your exhaust and intake system. The main consideration is that whatever area you choose you will have to give that area air exchange, provided usually by an extractor fan. As a general rule, the more lights you have the more air exchange you will require.
4. Even if you have a small window or natural light source in your growing area you may want to block it off or light trap the area with reflective sheeting. Any natural light that gets to your plants during this lights of period could confuse the plant and affect its growth. Seal off windows with black plastic. Hang a section of black plastic in front of the door on the inside of the room as well. It should hang like a curtain to allow access, but prevent other light from entering the room.
5. Install the grow light system. This system should allow for physically raising and lowering the grow lights. For a one or two light set up a couple of normal double wall socket would be sufficient. Use chains or cables to ensure stability and durability. Do not use any flammable materials. Use a timer for your lighting system as well. Your lighting needs to mimic a day/night cycle.
6. Air cooling. This will To help avoid heat problems, especially in summer. The very structure of a greenhouse allows for heat to build up. The sun coming through glass or plastic can heat an enclosed area quickly. By providing vents throughout the greenhouse, and fans that blow the heat toward the vents, you can help cool the air inside. Warm air rises, so having vents placed near the roof on either end of the greenhouse will Help alleviate excessive heat.
7. Place the grow tables beneath the lights. Your tables should include a drainage system and, if possible, a system to recycle excess water. A nearby water supply is vital as your plants may get very thirsty under all that light. We recommend tap water over rain water as it gives you a much cleaner and safer base liquid on which to build. Rain Water will already contain many elements and could also carry diseases or fungi that could harm your plant.
8. Use a timer for any pumps that will circulate water, such as those used in hydroponics systems. If you are using an irrigation or drip system, go with a timer to ensure even watering. . With hydroponics systems nutrient and pH problems can be eliminated, since the grower maintains a tight control over their concentration.