WINTER

  1. October 28, 2019

    FIVE WAYS TO HELP YOUR PLANTS THIS WINTER

    Five Ways to Help Your Plants This Winter

    As temperatures drop, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll keep your grow room, and more importantly your plants, warm this winter. A cold snap can seriously damage and at times even kill your plants. Prepare your grow room and your setup, and you’ll minimise the negative side effects of winter chills. To make it even easier for you this winter, we've taken off 10% from everything in our Seasonal Selection - the discount will automatically be deducted at check out.

    Monitor Temperatures

    While your lights are on, you should be ideally looking to keep your room temperature between 25°C - 28°C, falling to a range of 18°C-21°C while your lights are off. When thinking about your room temperature, consider setting your "Lights On" period for during the night, when the room will naturally be the coolest, and your "Lights Off" period for during the day.

    You should always keep a keen eye on the temperatures your grow room is reaching so you can act accordingly, but in the winter it's more important than ever. Installing a classic wall-mounted analogue thermometer (also available with a push button min/max option) is a cheap and easy way of giving yourself that constant reminder.

    Digital thermometers are a

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  2. November 29, 2018

    WINTER WARM UP

    WINTER WARM UP

    As the temperatures drop, your plants will need extra warmth. Cold damage is not always easy to spot, and many growers may misdiagnose it as a disease or deficiency. The most common cause is temperatures falling overnight, inflicting mild cold injuries on sensitive plants.

    What happens

    As the lights in your room go off the temperature in you grow room can plummet, this is bad on many levels.

    1  The heat in you room drops significantly and quickly this shocks your plants and can stop them feeding losing yield.  Temperature of your grow room over night or when lights are off is also crucial for when lights go back on, humidity can increase due to the quick increase of temperatures and your plants don’t start feeding straight away as the root ball is so cold this loses you time and yield. 

    REMEMBER YOU DON’T WANT MORE THAN A  6°  TEMPERATURE SWING BETWEEN DAYTIME AND NIGHTTIME CYCLES

     

    2  humidity in your grow room will also shoot up.  If you are in flower when this happens it could give you problems with Botrytis also known as bud rot causing you to lose yield.   

     Plant deficiencies can be mistaken for cold temps, this is a night mare as you could end up spending money on products that you don’t need trying to fix a problem that could be fixed by buying the correct equipment

    Cold Damage Symptoms include:

    • Wilting
    • Leaf curling
    • Discolouration
    • Damaged spots

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  3. December 20, 2017

    VIVA LA REVOLUTION!

    VIVA LA REVOLUTION!

    There are a few special times in a lifetime, when something comes along and genuinely makes you double take in awe. The Revolution Deva 1000w DE HPS grow light is precisely one of those products!

    We take looking for new products VERY seriously here at Greenspirit Hydroponics. Sometimes it be a little overwhelming for a grower to cut through the marketing jive, as every product is usually claimed to be the best thing since sliced bread. We take pride in cutting through the chaff to make sure you only get products that genuinely do the job, and do it well!

    The new 1000w double ended HPS fixture from Revolution Micro, is one product that immediately caught our eye. Why? Well firstly, it looks dead sexy, that usually helps! Secondly, it genuinely has unique features that set it apart from the competition. Thirdly, once we had tested it we were literally blown away at how well it works!

    Aptly titled

    Yes, it does sound a bit cheesy, but it really is a revolution for an indoor grower. Although, double ended lamps aren’t necessarily much of a new thing anymore, the rest of the technology that makes up the DEva is really what makes it shine. Rather than having been developed for huge, high bay greenhouse installations where a completely different set of principles are required, the Revolution DEva has been designed specifically with the indoor hydroponic grower in mind.

    Reflector

    As opposed to greenhouse lighting, where lights are hung as high as possible, and to have as small a shade as possible (to avoid blocking out sunlight), the DEva reflector has been custom designed to provide a footprint of light that is much

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  4. September 12, 2017

    AUTUMN IS ON THE WAY...

    AUTUMN IS ON THE WAY...

    It's turning chilly!

    As the temperatures drop leading into the winter months, it is important to adapt your grow space accordingly. Here we discuss a few methods of ensuring your plants aren't left out in the cold.

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    Propagation

    Seedlings and cuttings can be extremely vulnerable to cooler temperatures. A heated propagator can assist in maintaining ideal temperatures for starting younger plants. Newly developed roots can become cold and it can stunt their growth and development so a warmer environment is essential for healthy, growing plants.

    Stewart Essential heated propagator -  Click here

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    Young plants can be susceptible to colder months, slowing down their development so applying  gentle heat to your plants can accelerate germination by days!  A thermostat to maintain optimum temperatures is the perfec

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