The Basics of Hydroponic Lighting Part 1

When hobbyists take up hydroponics, it is often because they want to grow crops but lack the natural outdoor space. Without the much needed natural light from the sun, it can prove to be difficult to grow crops in a hydroponic system, but it can be optimized if using the correct light color spectrum, which has proven to be a substantial substitute for natural light.

Prepare Your Greenhouse Pad with Proper Building Preparation

If you are planning on updating the structure of your greenhouse or demolishing a structure, you need to have a valid building permit before you can start the work. There will be an adjustment made to your tax assessment once a building permit copy has been forwarded to your local assessor. One of the most costly mistakes that you can make when building is not having a valid building permit, Depending on where you live, having an unpermitted greenhouse could mean you have to remove it or pay a large fine. Most building officials will help you with the process of getting a building permit. They want to make sure that your greenhouse or other building has been built to be safe for you, your customers, and your employees.

Tips for Securing Permits for a Greenhouse

If you want to set up a greenhouse, one of the things you’ll need to consider are the permits involved. Where you will establish the greenhouse will determine the kind of permits that you will need. If the local office in your area has been undergoing financial difficulties, then you should expect that the requirements that had been previously gotten rid of may come to play once again.

Cart Full of Red Peppers in a Greenhouse

3 Plants That Flourish with Hydroculture Systems

Hydroculture systems have received support and criticism from farmers. However, the number of farmers who are a proponent of the irrigation system is growing. Many of these farmers are keen on leveraging the systems in a bid improve their farming operations. Nevertheless, those who are against find it hard making a complete switch over to hydroculture systems. The switch also calls for the use of specialized equipment and this is an added cost that some farmers are not ready to foot just to shift their production over to hydroponics.

Two large ventilation fans on commercial greenhouse

Greenhouse Air Circulation and Ventilation

Air circulation is one of the things that make indoor growing different from growing plants in a greenhouse. In the case of the former, oscillating fans are typically mounted in the wall to blow air that lacks direction. On the other hand, in the case of greenhouse, HAF or Horizontal Air Flow is used. They are mounted on the canopy, and the air that is produced will be directional. There are fans on both sides that will create air in both directions. Because of the vortex of movement, it is highly effective in being able to maximize the circulation of air.

Recirculating aquaculture system tanks with nets

The Short History of Aquaponics

The traditional way of cultivating fish was through netted pens or ponds. But in the last 35 years, new ways of raising fish were developed. And one of them is the recirculating aquaculture system or RAS. One advantage of using RAS is that fish can be stocked in greater numbers. For instance, a pound of fish can be raised for every gallon of water. Because of this new development, space and water required for raising fishes were greatly reduced compared to netting-based and fish pond systems.

Why Choose Indoor Growing For Plants And Vegetables?

Even when you reside at a place where you can plant in your surroundings or backyard, you can only cultivate seasonally, depending on the time that is favorable for a particular plant. What this means is that certain vegetables you enjoy eating may not be available at a particular season. But with an indoor growing system, you can have your vegetable year round without ceasing. Outdoor cultivating system exposes your vegetables to atmospheric elements that are favorable to the plant for selected months, while your insulated house will provide a favorable environment to grow the plant all year round.