Category: Climate Control

Article 3-3 I Have Been Growing For Years How Do I Increase My Yield

We have been growing for several years. Always in a sea of green, with Rockwool, 1000watt hps and conversion bulbs, flood and drain, CO2 with an average of thirty to forty plants under the 16 square feet that each 1000 watt light covers. Question #1: Why do we get higher yields in the summer time when several others tell us [ read more ]

Article 2-6 Mildew

I have recently had an outbreak of powdery mildew. Using 1/2 tsp baking soda in foliar, we combated it for now but I need some help fighting the residual mold spores. I do not want it to reoccur. I await your reply with much anticipation….Peter First, scrub down the growing area and equipment in the room with a mild bleach [ read more ]

Article 2-5 Mold Prevention

I enjoy your bi-monthly magazine. I was wondering if you could help me to find a good long term cure for mould on the leaves of my plants. Anything I should be doing? I would appreciate any information you have and look forward to your magazine. Thank you, Mike. Vancouver Prevention is the best long term cure-bar none. If you [ read more ]

Article 2-4 The Odor Problem

Often an arrival to a hydroponic grow room is preceded by its odor. A lot of research, effort and attention has been devoted to the stale, damp odors that can emanate from hydroponic gardening. Ionization, chemical deodorizers and ozone systems have all been touted to treat the situation, but before discussing the correct solution, let’s first analyze the problem. Typically, [ read more ]

Article 2-4 Links in the Chain

Gardening is the most popular recreational pastime in North America. It is little surprise that hydroponic gardening is gaining acceptance since a great variety of crops can be cultivated hydroponically in locations which otherwise could not be used for gardening at all. Urban residents can convert rooms, garages and patios into a family farm for food and ornamental plant production. [ read more ]

Article 2-3 Effective Use of CO2

Good gardeners say great things about C02. There’s no question that increasing carbon dioxide levels in the garden has tremendous potential for creating faster, more productive crop plants. The trick is to use C02 wisely-knowing when and how to add C02 for maximum results. The first step is to create such great growing conditions in your garden that your crops [ read more ]

Article 1-2 UV Air Ozonators

Many growers are discovering the benefits of deodorizing their grow rooms with inexpensive ozone technology. Steve Andrews of Ozone Environmental Technologies Inc. explains why bigger isn’t always best in the fresh air game. Ozone (03) is one of the most powerful oxidizers available. 03 doesn’t mask odors like mere air fresheners – it neutralizes odors at the source, then harmlessly [ read more ]

Article 1-1 Air Movement in Indoor Gardens

Air Movement In Indoor Gardens One of the most important aspects of indoor gardening that is often overlooked is air movement. The benefits of good air movements are numerable. First off good air movement brings in CO2 which all plants need in order to stay alive. CO2 makes up about 50% of the dry weight of the plant, oxegen makes [ read more ]

Article 1-1 Effective CO2

Effective Use of CO2 in the Indoor Garden The two main sources of supplemental C02 are: compressed CO2 in tanks and CO2 generated by burning propane and natural gas. Tanks of compressed C02 are the easiest and most straightforward for small hobby gardeners to use, while CO2 generators can add a lot of heat and humidity to the grow area, [ read more ]

Article 5-4 Q’s Liquid Caron & Gas

By Bill Lermer Animals intake oxygen, and exhale carbon dioxide. CO2 is composed of carbon and oxgyen, but plants use far more carbon than oxygen. This is why plants intake carbon, but exhale oxygen. Plants combine carbon with water and fertilizer to produce phosphatides and sugars, two major components of flowers and leaves. It is possible for animals to obtain [ read more ]