Outdoor to Indoor

Outdoor to Indoor

GrowersHouse.com contributor

The final frontier of the horticultural hobbyist has moved from the backyard to the back room—or basement or garage. There are some good reasons for relocating outdoor gardening projects to indoor spaces. Indoor gardening using hydroponics and even soil pots allows for four-season gardening and unprecedented environmental control. If you want to grow plants to their optimal potential in terms of quality and quantity, controlling your environment is paramount. GrowersHouse.com uses their Grow Tent Configurator to build the perfect grow tent kit to your exact specifications, allowing you to choose your tent size; options of lighting including HPS/MH, LED, and CMH; and finally your choice of grow style from soil, coco coir, ebb & flow, or flood & drain.

CHOOSING YOUR MEDIA

SOIL

  • Most natural growing method
  • Easiest growing method available
  • A good option if you want a fully organic end product
  • Slightly more likely to have issues with pests

Soil is the easiest method of all to grow plants just add water. This is a low maintenance and forgiving system for beginner growers. Soil isn’t the quickest method for growing plants but easier to maintain than hydroponics system

COCO

  • Great hybrid option between soil and hydroponics
  • It’s nutrientless and leans toward a near-ideal pH
  • Has characteristics that prevent over watering
  • Also a great option if you want fully organic end product

Coco coir is made from the fibrous husks of the inner shell of the coconut. It’s nutrientless and leans toward a near-ideal pH. It gives your plants roots a strong structure to grow in, yet drains well so over watering becomes close to impossible.

EBB & FLOW

  • Great if you want your reservoir external to your grow tent
  • A fully hydroponic method with fast growth results
  • Slightly easier setup than Flood & Drain system
  • Great for those looking for fast growth and a new science project

The larger root zone area of Ebb & Flow systems allows plants to grow larger than in a Flood & Drain system. If you want your reservoir outside of your tent, the larger options of this system (4’ x 8’ and larger) offer the ability to keep the reservoir outside of your grow tent for easy access.

FLOOD

  • A little more setup, but very automated once complete
  • A fully hydroponic method with fast growth results
  • Only one reservoir to manage for pH and EC
  • Great for those looking for fast growth and a new science project

Flood & Drain systems are particularly good for those looking to grow a larger number of smaller plants. As the plants will be elevated about 18” to 24” above the tent floor.

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