Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Keeping it clean!!!

Well now that we have happy plants its time to make sure we keep them happy,and healthy! Some people change there solution in their hydroponic systems weekly. I've known growers that never changed or cleaned their systems during an entire grow, and still had moderate luck! When we grow herbs,vegetables,fruits or medication for ourselves I suggest that we would want to keep our hydroponic systems as clean as possible , and in great working condition! The great thing about indoor hydroponic gardening is you control the entire environment! A clean environment is a happy one!


We will start with the flood table first.A good washing with mild dish soap, and sanitize with bleach then rinse it well! Next we will remove the reservoir, and place it on a little dolly for easy handling .

The same washing and sanitizing methods that we used on the flood table are applied to the reservoir, and pump system.

After cleaning and sanitizing are complete we will begin to put it all back together.Are we having fun yet?!

Let everything air dry then refill your hydroponic systems reservoir with the proper mixture of "nutes" that you prefer to nourish your garden with, and be sure to check the pH level of the water you are using, and adjust it accordingly!

Then we put the pump system back in place, cover the reservoir, plug it back into the timer, and our automated hydroponic systems back "online".



That wasn't so bad now was it? We still have plenty of time to get started on our "to do" list!

Remember to keep it clean, and it will keep you healthy! "Take care of your stuff and your stuff will take care of you!" 

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