What Grow Style Would You Like to Use



  • Initial Cost
  • Ease of Use
  • Growth Speed
  • Overview
    • Who is it for?
    • Initial Cost
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    • Growth Speed
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      • Who is it for?
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    • Soil is the easiest method of all to grow plants just add water. This is a low maintenance and forgiving system for beginner growers. Soil isn’t the quickest method for growing plants but easier to maintain than hydroponics system


    • + Use water for the first 3-4 weeks your plant is in the soil

      + Than switch to nutrients at about ¼ strength from what’s recommended on the bottle

      + As your plants mature, you can slowly increase the concentration of nutrients to about ½ of the recommended strength until harvest

      + Growing in soil usually requires waterings every 2-5 days depending on plant size, humidity, temperature, and pot size.

      + It’s not recommended to use drip irrigation in soil.

    • Initial Cost
    • Life Expectancy
    • Growth Speed
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    • Coco coir is made from the fibrous husks of the inner shell of the coconut. It’s nutrientless and leans toward a near-ideal pH. It gives your plants roots a strong structure to grow in, yet drains well so overwatering becomes close to impossible.


    • + Use a low dosage of nutrients from the beginning

      + Make sure you pH stabilize your nutrient solution before watering your plants.

      + Coco coir works well with drip irrigation type systems so you can set it and forget it

    Hydro

    Flood & Drain [Learn More]
    • Initial Cost
    • Life Expectancy
    • Growth Speed
    • Overview
    • Who is it for?
    • $$$
    • Flood & Drain systems are particularly good for those looking to grow a larger number of smaller plants. As the plants will be elevated about 18” to 24” above the tent floor.


    • + This system takes more setup than all of the others, but once it’s set up, you’ll have an automated watering hydroponics system

      + About every 2 weeks you should dump out your reservoir and fill it will fresh water, nutrients, and then pH stabilize it.

      + Every day you should check the concentration of nutrients (otherwise known as PPM, EC, or TDS) and pH of your reservoir to ensure it’s at the desired levels for your plants stage of growth.

      + The benefit of this system is you will only have one reservoir to manage in terms of nutrient concentration and pH.

    Hydro

    Ebb & Flow [Learn More]
    • Initial Cost
    • Life Expectancy
    • Growth Speed
    • Overview
    • Who is it for?
    • $$$
    • The larger root zone area of Ebb & Flow systems allows plants to grow larger than in a Flood & Drain system. If you want your reservoir outside of your tent, the larger options of this system (4’ x 8’ and larger) offer the ability to keep the reservoir outside of your grow tent for easy access.


    • + Slightly easier setup than Flood & Drain

      + Wash the clay pebbles through a strainer with mesh buckets ( included ) for about 5 minutes before you put them in your system or the sediment can throw off your water pH and total dissolved solids .

      + Every day you should check the concentration of nutrients ( PPM, EC, or TDS) and pH of your reservoir

      + Every 2 weeks - Dump out your reservoir and fill it will fresh water, nutrients, and then pH stabilize it.

    Soil

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    Who It’s Good For

    Soil is the easiest method of all to grow plants in. The soil we include is an organic mix rich with nutrients so that for the first month of your plants life all you have to do is add water. If you’re looking for a low maintenance system, this is it. Soil isn’t the quickest method for growing plants, but it certainly is the most forgiving. Water and nutrient solution pH isn’t quite as important with this system as the hydroponics systems.

    Maintenance

    Only use water for the first 3-4 weeks your plant is in the soil. From there, start using your nutrients at about ¼ strength from what’s recommended on the bottle. As your plants mature, you can slowly increase the concentration of nutrients to about ½ of the recommended strength by the time you’re ready to flush and harvest. Growing in soil usually requires waterings every 2-5 days depending on plant size, humidity, temperature, and pot size. It’s not recommended to use drip irrigation in soil.

    Coco Coir

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    Who It’s Good For

    This is the next easiest method to grow in following soil. Coco coir is made from the fibrous husks of the inner shell of the coconut. It’s a great soil replacement because it’s nutrientless and leans toward a near-ideal pH. Coco coir helps give your plants roots a strong structure to grow in, yet drains well so overwatering becomes close to impossible. Since it doesn’t have any nutrients, a grower can very precisely and consistently feed his or her plants a very specific nutrient regimen. Healthy plants tend to grow slightly faster in coco coir than soil, although still not quite as fast as either of the hydroponics systems.

    Maintenance

    You will need to use a low dosage of nutrients from the beginning in coco coir. Watering will happen every 2-5 days, and make sure you pH stabilize your nutrient solution before watering your plants. If you have some extra spending room in your budget and would like to automate your garden, coco coir works well with drip irrigation type systems so you can set it and forget it (kind of)!

    Hydroponics: Flood & Drain

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    Who It’s Good For

    If you are looking to maximize the growth rate of your plants, and like having a science project, then this system is for you. Flood & Drain systems are particularly good for those looking to grow a larger number of smaller plants. Since the Flood Table is situated above a reservoir, the plants will be elevated about 18” to 24” above the tent floor. The benefit of a Flood & Drain system is you will only have one reservoir to manage in terms of nutrient concentration and pH.

    Maintenance

    This system takes more setup than all of the others, but once it’s set up, you’ll have an automated watering hydroponics system! About every 2 weeks you should dump out your reservoir and fill it will fresh water, nutrients, and then pH stabilize it. Every day you should check the concentration of nutrients (otherwise known as PPM, EC, or TDS) and pH of your reservoir to ensure it’s at the desired levels for your plants stage of growth.

    Hydroponics: Ebb & Flow

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    Who It’s Good For

    If you are looking to maximize the growth rate of your plants, and like having a science project, then this would also be a good system for you. Ebb & Flow systems are great for growing a smaller number of large plants. The larger root zone area of Ebb & Flow systems allows plants to grow larger than in a Flood & Drain system. If you’d like to keep your reservoir outside of your tent, the larger options of this system (4’ x 8’ and larger) offer the ability to keep the reservoir outside of your grow tent for easy access and monitoring.

    Maintenance

    This system isn’t quite as much work to put together as a Flood & Drain setup, but it’s not far behind. Make sure you wash the clay pebbles through a strainer (pro tip: use the mesh buckets that come with the system) for about 5 minutes before you put them in your system or the sediment will throw your water pH and total dissolved solids away from desired levels. About every 2 weeks you should dump out your reservoir and fill it will fresh water, nutrients, and then pH stabilize it. Every day you should check the concentration of nutrients (otherwise known as PPM, EC, or TDS) and pH of your reservoir to ensure it’s at the desired levels for your plants stage of growth.