The simple version: Hydroponics is a way of growing plants with a blend of water and nutrients instead of soil. While humans have been growing plants without soil for eons, technology has developed in the last century. It was used to feed troops in World War II, and later, it would be used to grow lettuce in space.
When hydroponic herb rose to prominence in the 1970s, General Hydroponics, now part of Hawthorne Gardening Company, was right there on the ground floor. By 1976, they’d released their three-part Flora Series, the OG cannabis nutrient system that growers still swear by today.
What is hydroponics?
Using General Hydroponics’ personalized assistance, clear guides, and straightforward nutrient system, first-time growers can get all the basics for starting their first crop—but once you have the basics down, it’s just as easy to personalize and adapt to every individual grow.
Hydroponics gradually spread from scientists to gardeners and hobbyists. While a lot of them were just growing veggies, it especially caught on with cannabis growers. Cannabis is a unique plant with very specific lighting, humidity, and nutritional needs, and hydroponics gave them a level of control they’d never had before. It made it easier than ever to avoid pesticides, too, since many common pests require soil to thrive.
Getting started with a hydroponic cannabis crop
General Hydroponics’ straightforward feedchart, built from decades of experience, gives both a simplified, four-step nutrient plan and a week-by-week breakdown, giving your crop the right balance for a productive harvest.
GrowFloor greenhouse and growroom floor covering can actually help enhance the indoor hydroponic growing process. It increases overall lighting efficiency, insulates and cuts cooling costs. GrowFloor is easy to clean with a hose or household/vinyl-safe cleaner. It won’t scratch, tear, peel or curl even under heavy water tanks and excessive use. GrowFloor is cost-efficient grow room floor protection that is repositionable, reusable and recyclable and won’t need replacement for years.
Smart growers of indoor hydroponic cannabis turn to GrowFloor® vinyl hydroponic flooring and greenhouse and grow room floor covering to help create a clean environment for their plants to thrive. Constructed in the USA of 100% premium, waterproof polyvinyl, GrowFloor creates an air-tight, sterile, lab-like surrounding to produce organic crops and a perfect harvest. GrowFloor seals and locks out plant harming microbes, bacteria, mold and mildew. This DIY roll out greenhouse flooring comes with an Absolute White ceramic surface and high-gloss top coat to make spotting contaminants even easier when tracked in from outdoors.
If you’ve been growing cannabis indoors and want to improve your potency and yield, you have more than likely been considering the use of hydroponics to grow marijuana. Here’s what you need to know to have the best success.
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Pair GrowFloor with companion GrowWall™ hydroponic wall covering for the ultimate hydroponic growing experience!