Top 10 Tips on How To Improve Your Hydro Garden

Maybe you’ve just set up your first hydroponic garden or you’re a veteran gardener with the greenest of fingers looking to spruce up your hydroponic setup and maximise your yields. Either way, we’re going to take you through exactly what hydroponic gardening is and how it can benefit your garden. Then we’ll take a look at the Top 10 Tips on How To Improve Your Hydro garden. 

What is a Hydro Garden?

Hydro or hydroponic growing is a term that’s thrown about lots in today’s modern climate. Especially with more of a focus on people being more self-sufficient. But, to put it simply hydroponic growing is a form of gardening that uses no soil. Instead, the plant grows in a solution of nutrient rich water. Using an inert medium (a media that has no nutritional content) to support the plant and prevent them from toppling over. 

Hydroponics has many benefits allowing gardeners the world over to grow in small spaces. And receiving excellent results to grow a variety of plants and vegetables. Another benefit of hydroponic growing is there is actually very little financial investment needed to get you started. 

No more waiting for sunny days to start your gardening adventures, because growing hydroponically doesn’t restrain you to mother nature’s schedule. This means you can grow all year round. And controlling the nutrients and stimulants, your plant receives allows you to maximise your yields. Ensuring your plant reaches its full potential. 

If you’re thinking about setting up your own or looking for ways on how to improve hydro garden then take a look at the selection of helpful products on our website here.

The Top 10 Tips to Improve Your Hydro Garden 

Now we’re going to take through ten tips that will help improve your hydro garden today.

1. Maintain a Constant Temperature

When it comes to having a healthy plant, the environment it’s in has everything to do with how it grows or doesn’t. Maintaining constant temperatures and improving climate control will help you maximise your returns when it comes to the all important final yields. 

2. Keep a Journal

If you’re anything like me you’ll think it’s Tuesday on Saturday which always complicates things. Especially when you’re talking about hydroponic growing. Keeping a journal is a great way to keep up to date with how the plant is doing and where you are on the feeding schedule. It can also help you identify the plants that are growing the best, so you can replicate it elsewhere in your hydro garden.

3. Let There be Light

Make sure your plant is getting enough light, an excellent way to do this is to simply rotate your plant. The MEGAPots circular design allows the grower to do just that. Not only that but, its modular design allows you to scale up your project from 1 to 100 modules. Allowing you to start small an expand your garden when you want.

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4. Light On, Light Off

Making sure that not only the plant is turned regularly, but that the plant is receiving the correct amount of time in the light is absolutely essential for your plant to thrive. Different plants need different schedules and most plants you may encounter in your average hydroponic garden may well require different light cycles depending on their age. 

5. Use the Correct Nutrients

Going down to your local gardening store to get your plant nutrients probably isn’t going to cut it when it comes to growing hydroponically. Fortunately, there are plenty of different products on the market that are designed for just this purpose. 

Below we’ve linked to some nutrient products we think you may find helpful.

BAC Cocos Grow

BAC Cocos Bloom

6. Spring Cleaning

No one likes a dirty garden, so having a spring clean in between crops is a fantastic way to keep things sterile and clean. Which will help fight against any unwanted visitors to your hydroponic garden. 

7. Quarantine

Unless you’re growing from seed, adding new plants to your hydroponic setup may not be the smartest move. Insects and other potential hazards could work their way into your garden putting all your good work to waste. To help avoid this, you should put the new plant on a two week quarantine. This will get rid of any insects or hazards from the new plant. 

8. None Shall Pass

In a similar vein as the previous two entries not allowing visitors or making sure visitors are clean before entering your garden and doing so yourself will help prevent any cross contamination between gardens. Ensuring that it’s smooth sailing for your indoor garden on the seas of hydroponics. 

9. No Pets Allowed

I’m sure if you’ve got a dog or cat in the house you know the disasters they can manifest. A knocked over pot or chewed up plant could mean that a month or more in your garden has all been for nothing. Even though we love them, keeping your beloved pets away from your grow room is imperative if you want your indoor garden to reach its full potential. 

10. Make Sure to Flush

Every two weeks or as suggested by the nutrient supplier it’s a good idea to run through some ‘plain’ PH balanced water through your system. Doing this will make sure that there isn’t any nutrient build up in the roots. This process also happens towards the end of the cycle to a more severe degree, the process is commonly known as flushing.

There are lots of benefits to this because the grower has ‘flushed’ out the roots, the plant is forced to use its own energy. This will help boost the growth of the plant and maximise the plant’s potential to provide you with higher yielding crops. 

To Conclude: Top 10 Tips on How To Improve Your Hydro Garden 

In this article, we’ve explained what Hydroponic gardening is, how it will benefit the grower and, the Top 10 Tips on How To Improve Your Hydro Garden. 

If you have any questions or need help in regards to hydroponic growing or you’re looking for more tips on how to improve your Hydro garden, feel free to get in touch with the team at MEGAPot. You can call us. Or fill out our contact form.