1. How to cool down your grow room over the Summer

    During the summer months, heat stress and pest / diseases become a major concern for hydroponic growing in your indoor garden. A lot of growers decide to pack it in for a few months, leaving a gap in the market for your fresh produce if you can keep growing indoors which others experience poor yields due to the heat.

    There's a few key products we'd recommend investing on if you want to grow all year round, alongside a few tips for getting the most out of your equipment.

    Upgrade to a LED grow light

    Choosing the best grow lights for summer heat stress is the first thing we'd do. Old-school HPS technology made it incredibility difficult to grow during the hotter months due to the higher operating temperatures the lamps put out.

    Luckily, we're in a position where LED grow lights are affordable and provide you with lower running temperatures, allowing you to kit your grow room out and keep those temperatures down for less power usage, making the switch to led lights even more viable.

    You can also run your lights at night, and keep them off during the hotter daytime period. This allow lights to be running during the coolest period of the day, rather than in the hot air, keeping your grow room at the ideal temperature.

    Most LED grow lights also offer you the ability to dim your output, giving you maximum temperature control in your grow room and keeping your heat output down. Pick a grow light which will allow you to grow all year round!

    Less heat = less heat stress, it's that simple.

    If you're finding your grow room temperatures are still too high on your plants canopy, you can look to raise the lights up away from them OR dim down

  2. Summer and Pest Problems

    How to Deal with Pests During the Summer

    Unfortunately, pest problems can occur all-year round.

    However, if you begin growing indoors during the winter months, when insects outside are relatively inactive, then you most likely won’t get any problems until the weather warms up.

    However, once pests have got into a grow room, they can survive and remain active all year round because of the warm conditions in there.

    In this blog we will take a look at the 4 most common pests in summer.

    Remember, prevention is always better cure and it is best to stop them from getting into your grow room in the first place.

  3. Thrips - How to deal with them

  4. How to Deal with Powdery Mildew

    How to Deal with Powdery Mildew If you notice a white fungus on your plants’ leaves, it’s most likely powdery mildew. Powdery mildew is a fungal disease which affects a massive range of plants. It takes away the plant’s nutrients to use itself, making them weaker and also prone to other diseases. You’ll most likely […]

  5. Aphids & How To Deal With Them

    A Guide to Aphids Aphids are another annoyance that can crop up in your grow room. Aphids are small, sap-sucking insects which come in a variety of sizes and colours; they can be green, white, or even black. Spotting Aphids is the first port of call when it comes to eradicating them from your grow […]

  6. Whitefly & How To Deal With Them

    So What Are Whitefly? Whitefly are a very common pest that you?ll find in your grow room, and when left untreated, they can destroy your crop. We?ll give you some tips on how to spot them before they wreak havoc, how to get rid of them, and some useful aftercare for your plants. If you?re […]

  7. Plant Burns & How To Treat Them

    Plants need light to grow, everybody knows that, but understanding how much light your plants need is key, and sometimes, less is more. Like any light, your fixtures produce a lot of heat within your grow room. A lot of people are able to control the temperature of their grow room, but one common mistake […]

  8. Plant Rust & Restoring Health

    A lot of plants are prone to rust. It?s caused by a fungal disease / parasite that leeches onto your plant to survive. It gets into your grow room via spores, which can make it hard to fully remove from your grow room, but we?re going to give you the knowledge to spot rust before […]

  9. Spider Mites & How To Deal With Them

    Mites are a common grow room problem. When left untreated, the plants health can deteriorate and growth can slow down, effectively ruining your crop. It?s not all bad news though, as we can help you identify spider mites and give you the tools and knowledge to get rid of them! Mites are often very hard […]