Environmental Control Tips for Growing Plants Indoors
Growing plants indoors with hydroponics allows you to provide yourself and your loved ones with fresh produce year around.
Growing plants indoors with hydroponics allows you to provide yourself and your loved ones with fresh produce year around. However, just like outdoor-grown plants, those grown indoors must have a certain type of environment in which to grow. Humidity, air circulation, light and temperature needs must be met so plants can thrive in an indoor environment. Use these environmental control tips to provide the perfect indoor environment in which to successfully grow plants of your choice.
A Controlled Grow Environment
A grow tent is a great way to provide the perfect environment for plants. Grow tents are portable, very easy to setup and easy to break down to store or to move. Using a grow tent allows you to size your grow space perfectly. The tents take up very little space and make plant growing easy even in small indoor spaces. You can grow in an extra bedroom, an extra closet, the attack or basement, whatever you have space for. The tents are insulated, light-reflecting, ventilated and allow a gardener to start and grow plants year around, regardless of the weather outdoors.
Grow Environment Features
To help control the environment within a room, start by painting the walls of the room a bright white so light will be reflected onto the plants and optimize the amount of light in the room.
Add a couple of oscillating fans to keep the air circulating around in the room to help prevent the plants from developing diseases. Many plant diseases can be prevented with good air circulation. Plants grow better in a humid environment, but overly humid air will cause the plants to develop leaf mold. Indoor hydroponic gardens provide plenty of moisture for the air and the fans will keep the moist air circulating. When growing indoor plants without the use of hydroponics, a humidifier will be needed in the room to keep the air humid for optimum growth. Click here to read more about controlling your grow room environment.