Enviromental needs

Temperature: usually as temp rises so do metabolisms. Each plant has its temp ranges will encourage stress or prolonged maturation. Humidity The amount of water in the air. High humidity will prevent plants from transpiring, but can also prevent plants from cooling themselves. High humidity can also create an ideal climate for powdery mildew andContinue reading “Enviromental needs”

PPM,TDS, EC and CO2

All ‘Pens’ measure EC ( Electrical conductivity) and convert to PPM=TDS ( Total dissolved solids) – Gives a reading of how much salt and or matter is in the water. -A reading should be taken of the water before adding Nutes.   microbiology in Nutes: -All bodies of water posses Microbiology. Organic hydro uses highContinue reading “PPM,TDS, EC and CO2”

Macro Nutes

Macro Nutes   Nitrogen: Necessary for the formation of amino acids, co enzymes, and chlorophyll. deficiency: A lack of Nitrogen ( in form of nitrate and ammonium) will result in spindly plants with small yellowish leaves. Some parts of the plant may turn purple. toxicity: Too much Nitrogen.   Phosphorous: Production of sugars, phosphate andContinue reading “Macro Nutes”

Intro to Organic.

Everything living and growing is ‘organic’ Most elements exist as compound because they are chemically unstable when in pure form. Plants can access C-Calcium H-Hydrogen and O oxygen from either water or the atmosphere and create food using light. -Photosynthesis. Most pure unstable elements will combine with other elements will combine with other elements untilContinue reading “Intro to Organic.”

Soil Capacity

Introduction: Soil is a reservoir for H20 Field capacity (FC) is the upper limit of water in the soil. Water stops. Saturation: Max H20, water is flowing freely through soil. Field capacity is expressed in in/ft or %. Used to help determine : Plant available water (PAW) FC is 25% by volume= with in 12′Continue reading “Soil Capacity”