Key Highlights

  • Learn how to save money while creating a thriving indoor garden with these budgeting tips for UK grow shop enthusiasts. 
  • Use a root pruning fabric pot to promote healthy root growth and maximize plant yields.
  • Properly train your plants to ensure even growth and increase the productivity of our grow tent kits.
  • Monitor humidity levels with a hygrometer prevent issues like rot and powdery mildew.
  • Boost flowering and fruiting with Plagron Power Buds, a powerful additive for your growing needs.
  • Replace your aging grow lamp to maintain lighting efficiency.

Introduction

Indoor growing allows you to create a thriving garden in the comfort of your own home, regardless of the weather outside. From grow lights to extraction systems and controllers, the expenses can quickly add up. But fear not! Here are some tips (that involve spending little-to-no money) that can dramatically increase the size of your final harvest. 

1. Use a root pruning fabric pot

One effective way to save money is by using root pruning fabric pots. These pots are designed to promote healthy root growth by preventing root circling. When roots reach the edge of a traditional pot, they can become root-bound and hinder plant growth. Root pruning fabric pots have breathable sides that allow air to penetrate the root system, promoting the development of a robust root network. This, in turn, leads to healthier and more productive plants. Additionally, fabric pots are reusable, making them a cost-effective option for indoor gardeners. By investing in root pruning fabric pots, you can optimize the growth potential of your plants and save money in the long run.

2. Train your plants properly

To get the most from the light generated by your lamp, you’ll need to prune, train and support plants to ensure that they get as much coverage as possible. The goal is to create an even canopy, so that every photon of light hits plant material – and not the floor… Any light not directed at plants represents wasted energy, making your indoor garden less efficient in the process. 

Don’t allow your plants to become too bushy, or you’ll create shaded areas that slow down levels of development. Learn to strike a balance when removing excess leaves, ensuring that air can flow freely around plants while leaving enough material on to utilise the light energy in the room. There are a multitude of products available for training and support, but circular trellises are a particular customer favourite. Push them into your substrate when you’re potting-up and they’ll provide a 360-degree framework from which to manage and support branches. This allows you to train your plants to grow outwards, not upwards, making better use of space. And don’t forget to turn your plants regularly to expose them to light from as many different angles as possible.

Trellises, great as they may be, are not always practical in every growing method. If this is the case for you, then use an elastic support net instead, which can be fitted into the corners of your tent or grow-room.

3. Keep an eye on humidity levels with a hygrometer (say goodbye to rot and powdery mildew)

Humidity levels play a crucial role in the health and productivity of your indoor garden. High or low humidity can lead to issues with rot and powdery mildew, which can be hugely detrimental to your plants. To avoid these problems, invest in a hygrometer, a device that measures temperature and relative humidity levels. By monitoring the humidity in your grow tent, you can make the necessary adjustments to ensure optimal conditions for your plants. If the humidity level is too high, you can use dehumidifiers to reduce moisture. On the other hand, if the humidity is too low, you can use humidifiers, or trays of water, to increase the moisture content in the air. By maintaining the proper humidity levels, you can prevent costly issues and promote healthy plant growth.

4. Accelerate flowering and fruiting with Plagron Power Buds

For grow shop enthusiasts looking to boost flowering and fruiting, Plagron Power Buds is a highly effective additive. Power Buds is formulated to accelerate the flowering and fruiting process, resulting in larger and more abundant blooms. This additive is packed with essential nutrients and bio-stimulants that promote flower formation and increase essential oil production. By incorporating Power Buds into your nutrient regimen, you can enhance the quality and size of your harvest. This means you can enjoy a higher return on your gardening investment. Additionally, Power Buds is compatible with a wide range of growing systems and can be used in both soil and hydroponic setups.

5. Replace your aging grow lamp

An aging grow lamp can lead to decreased energy efficiency and diminished light output, which can impact the health and productivity of your plants. By replacing your old grow lamp with a fresh one, you can get things back on point.

Better yet, and if you do have some money to spend, make the switch to a more energy-efficient option, such as an LED, and you can then save money on your energy bills, while increasing the lighting intensity. LED grow lights are known for their energy efficiency and long lifespan.