5 Fruit Trees You Can Grow Indoors

Increase your healthy food intake with these fruits that you can grow inside your home.

Indoor Lemon Plant From Artful Farmer on Instagram
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In the previous article, we discussed five of the most fragrant herbs that you can grow indoors. This week, we will turn on the spotlight to fruit trees that you can actually grow in the comfort of your home. Growing these trees may not be as simple as cultivating smaller plants like herbs and leafy vegetables, but it certainly isn’t impossible. With that said, we picked five fruit trees that you can try growing indoors — figs, lemons, mulberries, olives, and peaches.

Let’s check them all out:

Figs

Fig trees make great house plants

Figs are a good source of antioxidants like Vitamin A and K, as well as calcium, and fiber. All varieties of this plant can fruit a lot if you plant them in a large pot as they have large roots. The Negro Largo variety (or Brown Turkey), for one, makes a great houseplant because of its beautiful oblong leaves. Figs can grow in a well-lit grow area but away from direct sunlight. It can grow quite big, so make sure to prune in the summer and winter.

Lemons (and limes)

Lemons and limes are easy to grow indoors

Lemons and other citrus fruits are excellent sources of Vitamin C. These plants also make beautiful indoor plants because of their colors — the fruit’s yellow and the leaves’ green. Lemons and other citrus plants like limes are easy to grow indoors. They do require eight to twelve hours of sunlight every day though, so if your grow room has no sufficient light, make sure that you have LED grow lights to provide them with the sunlight they need.

Mulberries

Mulberries are also a great source of Vitamin C

Aside from lemons, mulberries also are a great source of Vitamin C. They are also rich in calcium, iron, and protein, and make a great post-exercise snack. This tree needs a large, roomy pot and can grow really big. The regular tree can get up to 30 to 50 feet tall and wide! That said, the dwarf variety like the Dwarf Everbearing is the best one to grow indoors. As with lemons, the mulberry trees also need a bright, sunny and warm room.

Olives

Olives are great for cooking and cocktails

Olives are perfect for cooking and for cocktails. They also have antioxidant properties that can help mitigate the risks of cancer and heart disease. As for planting them indoors, they are easy to care for. These plants are self-pollinating and quite prolific as a tree can produce up to 20 pounds of fruit in a year. Olive trees also need a lot of sunlight, at least six hours a day. If you have grow lights, this shouldn’t be a problem. Do note, however, to get an indoor variety that will fruit, like the Arbequina and Picholine varieties.

Peaches

Peaches are a great source of vitamins and minerals

Peaches are a great source of fiber, vitamins A, C, and E, niacin, and other minerals. This fruit has low-calorie content too. The dwarf varieties of the peach tree like Bonanza and Nectarella make great indoor trees. They need to be placed in a warm, sunny room, especially when the fruits are starting to set. Peach trees love the warm weather so make sure that you take them out during this stage, or set your LED grow lights at the proper spectrum.

 

Why Buy the Kind LED X Series X40 and X80 Bar Lights?

Get to know the specs of these bar lights from Kind LED.

Kind LED X Series X40 and X80 Bar Lights

Kind LED’s X Series is the company’s groundbreaking advancement in LED lighting technology. The X 40 and X 80 are said to be the most versatile bar lights in the market today. Both units have a wide-angle footprint, and the emits the ideal spectrum your plants need. This week, we will be highlighting the features of these LED grow lights and find out if these are the ones you need for your grow room.

It has the perfect blend spectrum.

Kind LED X Series X40 and X80 Bar Lights have the perfect blend spectrum

The perfect blend spectrum means that the units have an optimized spectrum. You can get a unit in flower or vegetative integrations, in two feet (the X 40) or four feet (the X 80) in length. As we all know, the vegetative ones are biased on the blue end of the spectrum, making them perfect for leafy greens and other plants that need to be in a vegetative phase before initiating the flowering stage. The flower ones, on the other hand. are biased on the red end, making them ideal for supplemental lighting for plants in the flowering phase that need a considerable amount of light.

These bar lights are versatile.

Kind LED X Series X40 and X80 Bar Lights have versatile applications

Kind LED’s goal is to design bar lights that are versatile. These lights can be hanged horizontally, vertically, or mounted on racks. They can be used in a commercial greenhouse or a grow tent. The X series bar lights are the best addition to seedling, propagation, mixed-light, supplemental, greenhouse, and other indoor growing applications.

The X 40 and X 80 have an IP65 rating and ETL listing.

The X 40 and X 80 have an IP65 rating and ETL listing

These lights are made to be dust-tight. Although not completely waterproof, the units can withstand a water spray from a 6.33mm nozzle from any direction. And because it has an ETL listing, the X 40 and X 80 are manufactured according to industry standards.

They have a long lifespan.

Kind LED X Series X40 and X80

As with the LED grow lights in the market today, the X series bar lights have an average lifespan of 50,000 hours. Aside from that, these units come with a manufacturer’s warranty of three years.

Is the X-series the unit you are looking for? Shop the Kind LED X Series X40 and X80 Bar Lights at ChampionLED.com!

 

Pests – Every Indoor Growers’ Pet Peeve

Get to know the types of pests that can possibly infect your indoor garden.

Pests - Every Indoor Growers' Pet Peeve

Aside from light burn, pests are another pet peeve of indoor growers. That is why they do everything possible to keep these insects out of their grow tents. Prevention is key, of course, but there might be instances when it gets out of hand, and an infestation starts. Pests usually get into your grow tent by transfer — this could be via the tools you are using or even your clothes. That is why you should wear a set of clothes specifically for gardening time, wear gloves which you should dispose of after, and disinfect any tools you are going to bring inside your grow room. However, when you think an infestation indeed has started, eliminate immediately, as it’s much easier too in the early stages. Check the leaves for patchy discoloration and damage, as well as the insects, their larvae, eggs, and even feces.

Here are the five common types of pests the usually invade a grow tent:

Aphids

Aphid giving birth | ChampionLED.com
A female aphid giving birth (Wikipedia.org)

These small sap-sucking pests travel by transfer. They have soft bodies and can be black, brown, green, pink, or white. Although the common ones are the green and black aphids. They invade by biting the leaves and sucking the sap out. The result is holes that turn brown and leave a silvery track. They start sucking from the roots so always check them as well. Aphids can easily spread plant disease from plant to plant and kill your crops easily. Add a top dressing on your grow medium like stones or pebbles as prevention.

Fungus Gnats

Fungus Gnat from Americanpest.net
Fungus gnats are good flyers. (Americanpest.net)

These pests are small, dark flies that have short lives; they only live an average of 28 days, but lay hundreds of eggs. Their relatively large wings make them good flyers and just like the aphids, they first attack the roots. These gnats can easily pass on plant diseases which can kill your plant in just several days. In the case of infestation, add a top dressing of decorative pebbles or sand, which will prevent the eggs to get to the medium. You can also place sticky pads near the plants; hang them from your LED grow lights or put them directly above the soil to catch the flying ones.

Spider Mites

Spider Mites from PlanetNatural.com
Spider mites spin protective silk webbing, earning them the “spider” in their name. (Planetnatural.com)

Spider mites are less than a millimeter in size, lay white/transparent eggs on the underside of the leaves, and travel by transfer. Most of the species spin silk webs which protect their colony from the predators, earning them the “spider” in their name. These pests are responsible for tiny brown spots on the leaves of the plant. Spider mites thrive in a dry climate, so one effective way to slow down their infestation is by having high humidity in your grow area.

Thrips

Thrip from Almanac.com
Thrips puncture the leaves and suck the sap (Almanac.com)

These pests are small, have slender bodies, and can be brown or yellow. Some of these thrips can fly, while those that can’t are jumpers, and travel by transfer. They puncture the sap of leaves from the topside, they release a digestive enzyme to break down leaf cells so they can suck the sap. One indication of an infestation is a silvery and sometimes bronze trail making the leaves look scabbed. Dark specks on the leaves and fruits are the pest’s feces. One way to stop the infestation is to use sticky pads and place them surrounding your plants.

White Flies

White flies from Almanac.com
White flies have a moth-like appearance and have a size of 1 mm. (Almanac.com)

Lastly, we have the white flies. These airborne insects look like small moths and well, are white. They are just a millimeter in size and are relatives of the aphids. The feed on the undersides of the leaves by biting the leaf and sucking the sap. These then make the leaves look lifeless and spotty. Because they travel by flight, sticky pads are the answer. Gently shaking the plant to cause them to fly off your plant can be a good way to catch them with the pads. As for the young white flies that couldn’t fly yet, spray the underside of your plants’ leaves with neem oil.

For more indoor growing articles, follow this blog. If you need to buy some indoor growing equipment like LED grow lights and grow tents, head on to ChampionLED.com!

Champion LED Kind LED K3 Series L600

What Makes the Kind LED K3 Series L600 Special?

Get to know why this LED grow light from Kind LED is worth your buck.

Kind LED K3 Series L600 Indoor LED Grow Light
Source: YouTube.com | Kind LED Grow Lights

The Kind LED K3 Series L600 Indoor LED Grow Light is currently one of our best sellers. This comes to no surprise, as this LED grow light indeed is special. It has all the qualities that make the perfect lighting to any grow tent. It is high-powered but uses less power. The company says it’s one of the results of the years and years of their extensive research and development. Curious to know more? Read on.

Kind LED K3 Series L600

Has a 12-band spectrum

The Kind LED K3 Series L600 features a 12-band spectrum, allowing your plants the receive the right light for every growth phase. Each light emitting diodes in the spectrum also boasts a revolutionary “secondary optical lens” which allows for a maximum photosynthetic penetration right from the top, down to the base of your every plant. As a result, the “under canopy” production and yield increases.

Quiet, efficient, and effective

This LED grow light runs quietly, is power efficient, yet still effective in giving you the biggest and highest quality yields. Even if they utilize less energy, this does not affect the unit’s lighting performance. It features high-powered, three-watt LEDs running smoothly and quietly.

Runs with less heat

The Kind LED K3 Series L600 is made with extra large and thick, heavy-duty aluminum heat sinks that lessen the heat emitted by the lights. With this, you wouldn’t have to worry about your plants getting light burn or the trouble of purchasing extra fans to make the temperature cooler.

K3 Series L600

So if you want to get the kindest yields, spectrum, intensity, and quality, get the Kind LED K3 Series L600. The company also guarantees that this unit can outperform other three-watt setups, regardless of price and claims.

Is this the LED grow light your grow tent or indoor garden needs? Head on to ChampionLED.com purchase a unit now!

Signs Your Plants are Not Getting Enough Light

Watch out for these symptoms to prevent your indoor plants from suffering, or worse, dying.

Signs Your Plants are Not Getting Enough Light

We all know that plants need light to photosynthesize. And indoor gardens make do with grow lights to replace natural lighting. In this age, newer generations of these lights are able to provide artificial lighting needed for every stage of the plant’s growth. However, there may be times when some parts of your plants may still not be getting the sufficient exposure they need. Prevent this from happening, here’s a list of signs your plants are not getting the right light so you can make the necessary actions.

  • Leaves are falling – The leaves start to fall even when they look healthy.
  • The new growth looks different – The new growth looks different from how the previous growth looked like. The leaves may be smaller and have a faded green hue. New stems may also be elongated.
  • Plants are visibly growing towards the light – Plants are growing towards the light more noticeably than they normally would.
  • Leaves may also cup upward – You will notice the leaves growing upward.

Do note that getting overexposed to light bears almost the same signs as well:

  • The color of leaves is faded – The leaves look washed out
  • The leaves are drying up – And when these leaves dry, they will start to fall off.
  • The plants might wilt come mid-day – The plants will dry up at the time it’s receiving the most amount of light.
  • The leaves turn brown – The leaves may also have scorched patches.

If your plants are experiencing these signs, it’s time to take action. Are you using LED grow lights? If not, this might be the reason. LED grow lights have the full spectrum of colors needed for every growth stage of your plants. These lights have the blue light which is in charge of regulating plant growth, as well as the red light that stimulates both flowering and vegetative growth. You must also be sure to get the right size. A rather large grow tent would need not only one LED grow light, so consider getting two.

For more indoor growing tips, follow this blog. And if you need to buy some stuff for your indoor garden, head on to ChampionLED.com!

 

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TrueSun 2x2: The Grow Light for Small Gardens

Why Buy the BloomBoss PowerPanel LED TrueSun Spectrum?

Learn why these LED lights from BloomBoss are worth the investment.

BloomBoss PowerPanel LED TrueSun Spectrum from Champion LED

If you want to enhance the light spectrum in your grow tent to increase your overall yield, you’ll need a particular type of supplemental lighting.  Traditionally, growers use fluorescent bulbs. But if you want to go eco-friendly, BloomBoss’ PowerPanel TrueSun LED is a great alternative. It can also be used in the propagation of seedlings and clones. And among these things, it has many features that any grower will need to grow the best yields. So for this week, we are turning the spotlight to BloomBoss PowerPanel LED TrueSun Spectrum, and why it’s worth your buck.

BloomBoss PowerPanel LED TrueSun Spectrum

This lighting unit saves on energy.

Like any LED grow lights, the PowerPanel LED has some amazing energy saving benefits. These lights’ lifespan can last up to 50,000 hours or more and need less maintenance, unlike the traditional fluorescent bulbs. This unit is comparable to one four-bulb, two-foot T5 fluorescent fixture that consumes 96 watts, but the PowerPanel LED consumes only 32 watts! Lastly, these eco-friendly lights do not contain mercury and are also recyclable.

The BloomBoss PowerPanel LED TrueSun Spectrum has amazing features.

This unit, as we mentioned earlier, can provide supplemental lighting to promote faster growth and increase your yields as a standalone light. Its light-emitting diodes’ has bypass protectors on each of their chip which gives them a longer lifespan. Unlike traditional lighting, these grow lights also run cool at -4 °F~122 °F and operates silently.

This unit has a fun and ergonomic design.

Unlike other LED grow lights, the PowerPanel LED comes in a blue color which complements its bulbs. It only weighs 5.4 pounds and has a size dimension of 12 ¼ ” length x 12 ¼ ” width x 1 3/4″ deep. You also get a 10-foot cable power cord and a mounting kit that gives you many hanging options. Get to display your cool-looking grow lights under wooden shelving or hanging from rope ratchets.

Need the BloomBoss PowerPanel LED TrueSun Spectrum for your grow tent? Shop this unit now at ChampionLED.com

 

Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption When Growing Indoors

Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption When Growing Indoors

Learn how to save energy this festive season.

Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption When Growing Indoors

The holidays are one of the best times of the year — you get to spend it with family, and you get to eat delicious dishes. However, it’s also that time when expenses double, and sometimes triple. Not to mention the increase in power bills because of the Christmas lights and other holiday decors that need power. And whether you are an indoor grower, this can pose a problem to your bank accounts. That’s why for this week, we listed down three ways on how you can use less power this holiday season.

Determine the ideal size of your garden to match your resources.

Determine the ideal size of your garden to match your resources.
Basil for your pesto fix

This is something expert growers know well; you should be able to estimate the number of plants you’ll need. For example, if you live alone and love pesto, you are probably growing basil leaves. Say you need a bunch of leaves for your cooking every week. That means you will probably need about six to eight pots of seedlings, as these plants take about a half and a month to grow. Now that you’ve determined the ideal size of your grow, make sure your resources match. You cannot use two large grow lights or two oscillating fans in a rather small grow tent. Always make sure that everything matches to avoid using more energy than needed.

Consider making the switch to LED.

Kind LED Vegetative Bar Light
Kind LED Vegetative Bar Light

LED grow lights, as we have always mentioned, is the most efficient type of lighting in the market today. It’s definitely the best investment any indoor grower can make because of LED’s top-notch efficiency. Not only do these lights emit less heat, but they also have the perfect light spectrum that plants need for photosynthesis and better growth. Lastly, it’s no secret that they consume less power as well, versus the traditional lighting like HPS, fluorescent lamps, and other old lighting units.

Get your grow tent a controllable air system.

Controllable air system for your grow tent
Photo from Grove Organics

To save on energy, it’s wise that you get a controllable air system for your grow tent. Having one is perfect with the sudden changes in temperature, and you won’t have to worry about the air system running in full force when it gets even colder this Christmas season. You can install an electric transformer that can lower the voltage for your extracting tube vent to let your vent run on various velocities when conditions allow it to.

Source: Royalqueenseeds.com

 

 

What Indoor Growers Want for Christmas

Here’s a gift guide for indoor growers.

What Indoor Growers Want for Christmas

Whether you are looking to treat yourself to something special this Christmas or are looking for the best gift to give an indoor grower than you have stumbled on the right article. This week, we created a list based on our best sellers and those with the best reviews, from durable grow tents to powerful LED grow lights. And without further ado, check out this ultimate indoor growers Christmas gift guide.

LED GROW LIGHTS

BloomBoss TrueSun 3×3 LED Grow Light

BloomBoss TrueSun 3x3 LED Grow Light

For those who have a grow tent with a 3×3 size, the BloomBoss TrueSun 3×3 LED Grow Light is the ideal unit to get. Despite its size, it is definitely high-powered. Here are the general specifications:

  • Gets you to save energy costs, up to 50% every month
  • Operates on a low temperature
  • Has three dedicated switches to give your plants the right wavelengths they need for each growth phase
  • Lasts long, up to 50,000 hours, and requires no maintenance
  • ETL-certified
  • Has fewer cooling fans for less noise pollution
  • Has no mercury, meaning it’s safe to dispose
  • Comes with a 120foot ling universal power cord

SolarSystem 1100 LED Grow Light

SolarSystem 1100 LED Growth Light

 

The SolarSystem 1100 LED Grow Light is perfect whether you have a small or a large grow space. It is a real game-changer in greenhouse lighting for both indoor gardening and horticulture. Here are more details:

  • Has an efficient fully-programmable spectrum control
  • Comes with a remote controller to control an almost unlimited number of fixtures
  • Has automated programs for sunrise/sunset, spring/summer/fall, dark period, and also final finishing modes
  • Daisy-chainable and can be hooked up to a thousand fixtures
  • The lifespan of the high-power Osram LEDs is as long as 50,000 hours, as well as the cooling fans
  • Runs with low hear
  • The unit is compact and lightweight
  • Has a unique design and does not need external ballasts or ducting
  • Easy to install
  • Waterproof, IP65- rated

Kind LED K3 Series L450 Indoor LED Grow Light

Kind LED K3 Series L450 Indoor LED Grow Light

If you want LED grow lights that are created after years of extensive research, then go for the Kind LED K3 Series L450 Indoor LED Grow Light. It is mad of high-powered, three-watt light emitting diodes that can give you more robust yields. Here are its specifications:

  • Features a complete 12-band spectrum that provides bright light your plants need in all the life cycles
  • The 12-band spectrum has secondary optical lenses which allow for maximized photosynthetic penetration, increasing production and yield.
  • It has thick, heavy-duty aluminum heat sinks that minimize the heat it produces, running cooler and more efficiently
  • It can outperform other three-watt setups regardless of price
  • Made to run more quietly, hence less noise pollution
  • Its precision drivers boast superior craftsmanship

GROW ROOMS

Gorilla Grow Tent Shorty 2′ X 2.5′ X 4’11”

Gorilla Grow Tent Shorty 2' X 2.5' X 4'11"
Need an additional grow space? The Gorilla Grow Tent Shorty 2′ X 2.5′ X 4’11” might be the answer. The Gorilla Grow brand is known for its high-quality and very durable tents. Here are the specifications of this small but strong shorty tent:
  • Its low height allows it to fit in your attic or basement.
  • Comes with a nine-inch extension, allowing it to reach the height of 5’8.”
  • Made of very thick 1680D fabric
  • Has 100% steel interlocking frame that can withstand over 300 lbs.
  • Its zippers are industrial-grade and are the strongest in the market
  • Featured diamond reflection technology allowing the light to reach all areas of the tent
  • Comes with a handy tool pouch
  • Has bug-resistant micro mesh pre-filters which are also adjustable
  • Comes with a sturdy flood pool
  • Features 360 Degree “wrap-around” Access with its EZ View windows
  • Has an infrared blocking roof insertion

Intense 3.0 INT480

Intense 3.0 INT480
Expand your indoor garden this 2019 with the Intense 3.0 INT480. This is the perfect present to give yourself if you want to invest in your grows. Check out the other features of this 16′ x 10′ x 7′ tent:
  • Very large grow area, at 16′ x 10′ x 7′
  • Made to cultivate intensive crops
  • Made of thick tear-proof Mylar 900D canvas
  • Has the option to add height extensions from a foot to two feet, which are sold separately
  • Has a central corridor and side windows, giving you full access to your plants
  • Comes with many accessories
  • Has nets to keep your “plants’ heads high”

SuperLocker 3.0 LED Grow Cabinet

SuperLocker 3.0 LED Grow Cabinet
To keep your grow discreet, go with a grow cabinet. The SuperLocker 3.0 LED Grow Cabinet is a good choice, especially for first-time grow cabinet users because of its small size. Check out more of its features:
  • Looks just like a school locker, keeping your grows safe from prying eyes
  • Air-tight, light-tight, and lockable
  • It’s a full-cycle grow box that allows you to germinate, clone, vegetate, and flower all at the same time.
  • It’s only 15″ wide, perfect to place at the corner of any room
  • Can grow up to eight plants at a time
  • Its cloning chamber holds two 24-watt T-5 fluorescent bulbs
  • The vegetative/flowering chamber uses the patented SuperPonics watering system
  • Boasts the T-5 Supplemental Side Lighting which is the ideal cool spectrum supplement to the overhead LED grow light to increase your under canopy production
  • Has fully-automated controls
  • Uses up to 20% less energy usage
  • Can yield up to 30% more growth
  • Although it uses a hydroponic system, it also accommodates soil

Want to see more gift ideas? Head on to ChampionLED.com and choose that perfect indoor growing gift for yourself or for a friend. 

Kind LED XL1000 lenses

Ways to Protect your LED Grow Lights

Lengthen the lifespan of your lights with these practices. 

Kind LED K3 Series L600 Indoor LED Grow Light
Source: YouTube.com | Kind LED Grow Lights

We know that LEDs have a very long lifespan, compared to traditional lighting. However, you can make it last even longer with proper care. These lights may not need much maintenance, but it’s still best to check them out once in a while for any damage. Here are a few simple tips to lengthen the lifespan of your LED grow lights.

Use a power stabilizer

Ways to Protect your LED Grow Lights
Source: Vertexpower.co.in

To prevent damaging your lights in case of power fluctuations, buy a power stabilizer. This device prevents the power drivers and other internal components to get damaged in case of power surges and spikes. One more thing to note, however, is to avoid plugging a power stabilizer into a power strip with many other devices. Doing so increases the chance of a short circuit, and worse, power outage. That said, it’s best to plug your power stabilizer in a dedicated outlet solely for it.

Keep away from water

Ways to Protect your LED Grow Lights

LED grow lights, as with other electrical devices, should be placed far from any touch of water to prevent accidents such as short circuits and electrocution. In addition, make sure that your grow area or grow room is not high in moisture. Otherwise, water droplets might form on your lighting units and seep through electrical holes.

Regularly check the units

Kind LED Grow Lights
Source: YouTube.com | Kind LED Grow Lights

And as previously mentioned, it wouldn’t hurt to check your LED grow lights even if they don’t need much maintenance. That way, you’ll know if it’s time to clean them (learn how here), or if water droplets had already formed on their surfaces.

Need new grow lights or grow tents? Head on to ChampionLED.com and shop for these items from known brands such as Kind LED, California Light Works, and Gorilla Grow Tent.

5 Tips for Controlling the Heat of Your Grow Tent

Here are heat control secrets from indoor growing experts.

5 Tips for Controlling the Heat of Your Grow Tent
Source: Youtube.com | Kind LED Grow Lights

Being able to get the perfect temperature and controlling the heat can prove tough to some growers, especially the beginners. A little heat can cause problems and stress to some plants, that’s why controlling it is very crucial. And without further ado, here are five tips for heat control all of us growers can benefit from.

Make sure your fans are working properly.

SuperLocker 3.0 LED Grow Cabinet

As we all know, fans are important components of a grow tent. Without them, we won’t be able to control the odor, humidity, and temperature. Although some growers prefer air conditioners for heat control, fans are more recommended to cut costs down. Set up your exhaust fan in the highest cooling setting and it should be strong enough for your grow area. Make sure your oscillating fans are working correctly, and they should mimic the natural breeze. Note that these fans do not bring the temperature down in the tent, they move the air around and reduce hot spots.

Give them supplements

5 Tips for Controlling the Heat of Your Grow Tent

Some supplements can help your plants be more heat resistant and help them recover faster from heat stress. One of which is the seaweed kelp extract and is one of the best to use against heat stress. Many nutrients in the market already contain this so you won’t have to worry about finding this extract. However, you may also find a few brands in the market that sell pure sea kelp extract, which is also ideal for soil growers who prefer not to use mineral-based nutrients. Silica supplement also helps plants become more heat and cold resistant, as well as resistant to some plant diseases as well. This supplement also helps your plants get all the nutrients, and aid the soil in better absorbing the micronutrients.

Add CO2

5 Tips for Controlling the Heat of Your Grow Tent

Plants, as we know, need CO2 as part of the photosynthesis, and without it, they won’t develop and die. With more CO2, photosynthesis is increased, which means it can make your plants grow faster and produce bigger yields. Aside from that, carbon dioxide also makes your plants more heat-resistant. Adding CO2 is recommended in grow tents that have HPS or LED grow lights installed; otherwise, it won’t make any difference. You can either go with a CO2 generator or compressed CO2 in a bottle or tank.

Keep the roots cool.

Urban Farming: Hydroponic Gardens in the City

Keeping the roots cool makes your plants more heat-resistant. This is true whether you are a soil grower or a hydroponic grower. Keep the roots cool at around 21 degrees Celsius to make them recover faster from heat stress. Obviously, keeping them cool requires watering regularly, especially during hot weather. You can also add mulch on top of the soil to maintain the moisture.

Switch to LED lights.

Kind LED X Series XD75

And as we always mention, making the switch to LED grow lights is a huge investment. Because LEDs emit far less heat than other types of lighting, controlling temperature is much easier. And although they give off really bright lights at the right spectrums, they use less power. LED grow lights are also the best choice if your grow tent does not allow you to have an exhaust fan.

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