As a hydroponics "newbie", we recommend that you start with a small indoor unit. This will allow you to easily control the plant-growing environment while you learn the joys of "indoor greenhouse" gardening!
Pick the most favorable spot in your house to set up your garden. Preferably with moderate to good window lighting.
Which room in your house provides the most space, sunny windows, A/C and heating? Am I describing your living room? Hey, that might be the most plant-friendly spot, but do you really want bubbling water and bright lights to intrude while ya'll are trying to watch Star Wars on your home theater? (Didn't think so).
Ideally, you have a nice bright spare bedroom you can close off when your Aunt Julie shows up with the kiddies. That would be perfect. Other choices might be a basement (heated) or even a corner of your home office. Sweet! You could talk to your babies as you answer your email...
Just don't let your bedroom end up like this:
Keep in mind that you can set up in a dark room by providing all the light your plants need with HID lamps. But then you'll also need a fan to push the lamp-generated heat away from your plants (more on this later). But you do need a room that already has adequate air-conditioning and heating.
Remember, you need between 65-80 degrees... this is important!
If the room is too dry, you can always stick an inexpensive room humidifier or vaporizer in there.
There are so many methods and setups for hydroponics.... homemade and store-bought... you are limited only by your imagination and ingenuity. Stick with us and we'll guide you through all the hype and hoopla...
So you live in a tiny apartment? No spare bedroom or den you can use? Consider a Closet Growroom.
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