With temperatures still low, and snow on its way, hydroponic growers all over the country need to ensure that they are paying close attention to the temperature of their grow tents to ensure that they can grow the biggest and healthiest plants and product. And, luckily for all we are here to provide some great advice in order to ensure that as many hydroponics growers as possible can grow as successfully as possible in the coming weeks.
Cold damage is not always clearly apparent, with many growers often mistaken cold damage for diseases and deficient. When hydroponic growing environments become too cold plants can go into shock and in worst-case scenarios die, but this can be avoided easily by following a few simple tips that include:
- Invest in a fan speed controller that checks temperatures and regulates both intake fans and outtake fans
- Invest in good quality heaters that are large enough to heat your entire growing environment, oil filled radiators are typically a great option
- Invest in a good quality thermostat so that you can keep a close eye on the temperature inside your grow tent
- Invest in a water heater to ensure that water going to your plants is not too cold
Throughout winter even when following the above advice, you should look out for cold damage symptoms so that if they appear you can address them in the shortest possible time. Some cold damage symptoms that you should look out for are:
- Leaf curling
- Damaged spots
Whether you are simply looking for more winter hydroponics gardening tips or you would like to purchase hydroponics equipment such as a grow tent or a 12 pot flood and drain system, we advise that you visit your local hydroponics tore today where you will be able to find everything that you need and more.