Features of a modern indoor homegrow system
The Indoor Principle. Nature at home.
For thousands of years, man has been cultivating his favorite plants. What first began as an optimization of food supply and outdoors quickly became an intimate relationship that still inspires us in many ways today. Nowadays, we get most of our crops from the supermarket and those who don't have a particularly sunny windowsill also buy their flowers from the store. This does not have to be! The Indoor Principle brings professional greenhouse technology to living room format.
It's not rocket science
Sure, breeding rare exotics, for example, can be turned into a science in its own right, but basically it doesn't take any special skill, knowledge, or ability to experience the joys of home botany. With the right equipment and some basic information, any beginner can achieve amazing growing results, even if not everyone has the famous "green thumb." The next few pages provide a brief overview of all relevant topics of interest to the successful home gardener. All you need to grow.
Functionality of a modern indoor homegrow system (1/3 - Growbox)
The easiest way to create optimal conditions for plant growth indoors is to use a Growbox.
In minutes up and also dismantled, a growbox is a flexible solution to several problems at once: For example, most plants require a certain light rhythm with regular phases of light and darkness. A grow box is usually absolutely light-tight and thus allows necessary dark phases even in daylight or room light to comply.
In addition, grow boxes reflect the light inside, which would otherwise unnecessarily illuminate the room. This increases, (depending on the nature of the box) the efficiency of any light source used.
Functionality of a modern indoor homegrow system (2/3 - Lighting)
The probably most important point is of course the right light. Most important are the power (watts) and the light spectrum.
Most plant lamps require a so-called ballast(VSG) for operation, which transforms the current from the line for the illuminant. It is also recommended to use a reflector to avoid unnecessary light scattering and direct as much light as possible to the plants.
Meanwhile, more powerful Grow-LEDs have replaced the conventional NDL illuminants in large parts. Modern plant LEDs are not only more power-efficient and easier to use, they also achieve better results than the classic gas discharge lamps due to a more balanced light spectrum.
To ensure the necessary uniformity in the day-night rhythm, it is recommended to switch the VSG via a timer control (such as timer).
Functionality of a modern indoor homegrow system (3/3 - Ventilation)
As important as the light cycle are temperature and ventilation. So it must be ensured - as in a large greenhouse - permanent air exchange. What is quite elaborate in large rooms, is efficiently done in a grow box with a simple exhaust system. done.
An exhaust fan pulls the used, warm air from the upper area of the box and fresh air flows through the inlets in the lower area directly to the plants. Accordingly, about the speed with which the air is exchanged, the temperature development can easily be controlled. Thus, in most cases, additional air conditioning equipment can be dispensed with.