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 up another 42%. Your plants can use up the available CO2 in your grow room in a very short period of time.
Good air movement can be a great asset in your battle against insects. Air movement can blow pests off your plants and makes the environment very unpleasant for them to reproduce. Oscillating fans do a excellent job of keeping the air moving in your garden.
If you can keep your air moving 24 hours a day without chilling your plants you will greatly reduce the chance of diseases setting in. Most diseases thrive in still moist air and use moisture on the leaves to enter the plants system. Air also fights disease in the root zone. Diseases need water logged conditions to multiply so good air supply to the root zone keeps the diseases in check.
Air to the root zone means healthy growing roots working hard to supply the rest of the plant with water and nutrients.
Next good air movement helps the plant draw food and water up from the roots to the foliage. This is accomplished by the stoma.
The stoma is a minuet pore that absorbs CO2 and transpires oxygen and water vapor. As the stoma transpires water vapor it creates a siphoning effect that brings fresh nutrient from the root system. Evaporation of the water through the stoma keeps air space in the leaves moist so CO2 can dissolve into the moist air. This is the first step of the uptake process of CO2.
When good air movement is supplied to the indoor garden environment only good things happen, which means a MAXIMUM YIELD.