Vertical farming is a revolutionary way to produce year-round crops in a small space with less risk and uncertainty than traditional outdoor farming.
Indoor farming provides different challenges to additional outdoor farming methods
The most important among them is space limitation. If you're growing indoors, GrowSpec's high-density vertical mobile growing system maximizes your space. In addition, the system includes lighting, irrigation, airflow and monitoring equipment in your rack. Best of all, indoor vertical growing systems are built to optimize both vertically and horizontally, turning every cubic inch into usable growing space.
Know how to get the best to your LEDS
To maximize yield, the LEDs must be at a reasonable distance from the plant so that they receive the right number of photons of light without generating too much heat on the leaf surface. The appropriate light spectrum must also be used to evoke the desired response in your plant. Different spectrums will drive different physiological responses in your culture in terms of physical growth and type of growth (biomass vs. reproductive growth).
Control your climate as possible
Part of the appeal of growing indoors is the lack of surprises — you don't have to worry about a sudden drought or devastating cold weather decimating your crop when you're in control of the growing environment.
What's the difference between air conditioning? Well, if extreme weather accounts for thirty percent of global yield losses, and they do, then that's a lot! In addition, normal weather changes that are not extreme also have a negative impact on plant growth rates. Indoor growing effectively eliminates the variables that have plagued farmers since the dawn of agriculture.
But it's not enough to set up a grow room at room temperature and hope for the best. Climate control technology can use the precise application of temperature and humidity to nourish plants throughout their life cycle. Besides the fact that all plants have different optimal climate profiles, the sowing, vegetative and flowering phases require different levels of air circulation, temperature regulation, watering and humidity. Indoor farming and climate control systems help operators learn how best to manage their crops at different stages of plant development and optimize production over time to meet their goals.
Understand the nutrients your plants need
Just like climate control, nutrition control is an extra step a farmer can take to keep the farm from guesswork. If you have large open crop fields, the nutrient profile of the soil can vary from a square foot to a square foot. When growing indoors in soilless growing medium, it is important that your plants get the proper nutrients. By using hydroponics and the proper application of nutrients, a grower can ensure that each crop that is harvested receives the same mix of nutrients, contributing to a productive harvest.
Paying attention to your plant and what its leaves are telling you is another very important component of being a good grower. If your plants are deficient or getting too many nutrients, they will quickly tell you by changing the color of the leaves or veins, or showing signs such as burnt tips. By recognizing the signs of a nutrient deficiency and creating a plan to correct deficiencies quickly and operationally, you'll never lose an ounce of your crop.