Here at Indoor Garden & Hemp Supply we not only provide you with a vast selection of: indoor gardening, hydroponic, and accessories, we also provide the knowledge to those who want a very successful harvest. Below is a list of questions, myths, tips n tricks that we have answered for you. This is a work-in-progress list, this means that the list can & will be changed accordingly to new and accurate info.
Q: What is pH?
A: pH is a measure of the hydrogen ion concentration of a solution. Solutions with a high concentration of hydrogen ions have a low pH and solutions with a low concentrations of H+ ions have a high pH.
Q: What is EC?
A: EC stands for electrical conductivity, which is the potential of any material to conduct electricity. Although most growers are used to measuring the amount of feed that they give in ounces per gallon, grams per liter, or some other unit of measurement.
Q: What PPM?
A: Just as per cent means out of a hundred, so parts per million or ppm means out of a million. Usually describes the concentration of something in water or soil. One ppm is equivalent to 1 milligram of something per liter of water (mg/l) or 1 milligram of something per kilogram soil (mg/kg).
Q: What does N-P-K mean?
A: NPK stands for nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, the three vital nutrients every plant needs. An NPK fertilizer provides those three nutrients in ratios particular to the plant being grown. A 5-10-5 fertilizer contains corresponding amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium.
Q: What is HPS?
A: High-pressure sodium lamps (sometimes called HPS lights) have been widely used in industrial lighting, especially in large manufacturing facilities, and are commonly used as plant grow lights. Because of their red/orange/ yellow light spectrum they produce, HPS are most preferred for the flowering stage of a plant. the reason is because it mimics the autumn light when the sun is passing through thicker atmosphere.
Q: What is a metal halide bulb?
A: A metal-halide lamp is an electrical lamp that produces light by an electric arc through a gaseous mixture of vaporized mercury and metal halides (compounds of metals with bromine or iodine). It is a type of high-intensity discharge (HID) gas discharge lamp. Because of their bluer and white light spectrum, they are most used during the vegetative stage of the plant. Metal Halide bulbs are made to mimic clear sun light like that of summer.
Q: What is a T5 light?
A: T5 lights are a type of fluorescent light bulbs designed to be mainly used as low intense lighting for seedlings/ clones.
Q: What does organic mean?
A: of, relating to, or derived from living matter. (Chemistry Definition) of, relating to, or denoting compounds containing carbon (other than simple binary compounds and salts) and chiefly or ultimately of biological origin.
Q: Why use salt-based mineral synthetic nutrients?
A: Using salt-based mineral synthetics when it comes to full hydroponic setups is key for a few reasons: one they are more likely and designed to not build up in your reservoir and water lines for less maintenance, next is that not all nutrients are made the same while a line may be Nat&Org that doesn't mean that it will be of a higher quality that the synthetic nutrients, third is that unless it specifies its safe for hydro, most Nat&Org nutrients are either to thick or have to much sediment and compounds for it to be used in water lines clogging up your equipment and increasing the potential for contamination to occur.
Q: What does veganic mean?
A: Veganic agriculture is an approach to growing plant foods that encompasses a respect for animals, the environment, and human health. Also known as "stock free" "vegan organic" and "plant-based," this is a form of agriculture that goes further than organic standards, by eliminating the use of animal derived nutrients for crop production.
Q: What is CFM?
A: CFM refers to the method of measuring the volume of air moving through a ventilation system or other space, also known as "Cubic Feet per Minute."
Q: What should the pH be in my reservoir?
A: Your reservoir should be at a pH range between 5.5 to 6.5 with a slight preference towards acidity when starting from seedling or clone.
Q: What pH should my soil be at?
A: Your soil should be a pH range 5.5 to 6.5, fairly similar to a reservoir pH range but with more buffering due to the present media in the soil.
Q: How many styles of hydroponic growing is there?
A: While there possibly many more types of hydroponic growing, these are 6 most common styles: 1. Drip System, 2. Ebb N Flow System, 3. NFT (Nutrient Film Technique), 4. Aeroponic System, 5. Deep Water Culture (DWC), 6. Aquaponics. Note that some systems can be built into hybrid systems for example, A NFT system could also have misters and a pump that able it to also perform aeroponic and ebb n flow growing techniques.
Q: what is mycorrhiza and bacillus and are they for?
A: a fungus that grows in association with the roots of a plant in a symbiotic or mildly pathogenic relationship. Bacillus is a genus of gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria and a member of the phylum Firmicutes. Bacillus species can be obligate aerobes, or facultative anaerobes. While the roles of each species varies between each one, the main role they serve in rhizosphere is to make available the nutrients surrounding your roots that they themselves can use or get to. Because these are living organisms they are susceptible