07 Jan Indoor Farming for Beginners
Have you ever heard of indoor farming?
I guess you heard because the interest in growing plants indoors increasing rapidly. Who does not want to grow the perfect plant in an environment that is not affected by external factors?
If you want to establish your own indoor farm or if you want to make your indoor farm more effective, you are in the right place.
The four key points that will carry your indoor farm to its most effective form; True Climate, True Lighting, True Spacing, True Nutrients. Let’s examine them one by one.
One of the most important advantages of indoor farming is that you don’t have to worry about a sudden cold or drying heat. Climate control technology can harness exact applications of temperature and humidity to nurture plants throughout their life cycle. Setting aside that all plants have different optimal climate profiles, the seeding, vegetation, and flowering stages all call for different levels of air circulation, temperature setpoints, irrigation, and humidity levels. Indoor farming and a climate control system will help the operator learn the best ways to manage their crop at the different stages of plant development and, over time, optimize production to meet their goals.
Lighting is what needs to be optimal to achieve the highest yield after setting the optimal climate conditions. To maximize yield, LEDs need to be at an appropriate distance from the plants so that they receive a suitable amount of light photons whilst not creating too much heat on the leaf’s surface. The appropriate light spectrum should also be used to trigger the desired response in your plants. Different spectra will promote different physiological responses in your crop relating to physical growth and type of growth.
Plants must be spaced the way that each one gets an optimal amount of light and lighting the plants instead of the shelves they are on.
When growing indoors in soilless growth media, it’s important that your plants are receiving the right nutrients. Using hydroponics and precise nutrient application, a grower can ensure that each plant in the crop receives a similar cocktail of nutrients, which helps ensure a productive harvest. If your plants are missing any nutrients or receiving too much, they’ll be quick to let you know via leaf or vein discoloration, or signs like tip burn. By learning the telltale signs of nutrient deficiencies and drafting a plan for combating deficiencies quickly and surgically, you’ll never lose an ounce of your yield.
You can manage your indoor farm with high efficiency when you provide the 4 fundamental conditions that should be in your indoor farm.
At this point we suggest a solution that helps you manage your indoor farm. Farmio is a cloud-based, IoT-enabled software that transforms growing into a streamlined, smart process by providing all needs of your plants with its automated monitoring and control system.
To learn more about Farmio visit our wesite; https://www.forfarming.co/farmio/