Indoor growing can be very beneficial because you are in control of all the elements.  Along with having control over your own medicine, indoor gardening is a great way to relieve stress and can be quite therapeutic. There are many tricks of the trade that can help you be a better grower, here are a few tips you can start using today.

Research Before Starting

The best thing you can do to get the best results is to study up before you get going. There are a lot of strains that you can choose from each having their own unique advantages, strengths and weaknesses. Some strains will be better at fighting pests and diseases while others will offer bigger yields. Finding a good strain and talking to someone who has grown it before will give you a huge jump start.

Ladybugs Make Great Pest Control

Ladybugs for weedIn many regions ladybugs are a pest in people’s homes when spring time comes. If you have an indoor garden you take advantage of these little guys. They will make sure your plants are mite free by feeding on any mites and their offspring. Spider mites can be extremely hard to get rid of, especially in smaller closet grows.

Isolate some ladybugs in your garden room and let them go to work. Ladybugs along with an organic pest spray can be all you need to keep your plants free and clear.

Automate as Much as Possible

Your indoor garden will have all kinds of lights and fans. Advanced growers will also use CO2 and may even have a nutrient solution that feeds their plants. All of these garden items can be placed on timers so that they turn on within a set schedule, even when you’re not there.

If you are a beginner the extra time it may take to learn about hydroponics could be worth the trouble so you can automate your feeding schedule. If you forget to water your plants it could ruin your entire crop. By setting up a simple overflow tub with a pump you can automate your nutrient and water schedule without too much learning.

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