First thing to consider is whether you are going to be sharing your living space with the plants? If so, then you will need an indoor growing tent.
The first step to setting up your garden is selecting a system that best fits your needs.
Important factors to consider include:
- How much space do you have?
- What do you want to grow and and how much of it?
- What is the cost of equipment and how much time do you have to spend maintaining the system?
Regardless of which method you choose: soil, hydroponic, or an aquaponics system, none will be able to compensate for poor growing conditions such as improper temperature, inadequate light, or pest problems. Indoor grown plants have the same general requirements for good growth as field-grown plants. The major difference is the method by which the plants are supported and how the inorganic elements necessary for growth and development are supplied.
Plants grow well only within a limited temperature range. Temperatures that are too high or too low will result in abnormal development and reduced production. Warm-season vegetables and most flowers grow best between 60° and 75° or 80° F. Cool-season vegetables such as lettuce and spinach should be grown between 50° and 70° F. I developed the hydroMazing control and monitoring system to be a primarily autonomous gardener who can request assistance as needed.
48” x 48” x 80” indoor grow tent
24” x 24” x 48” indoor grow tent
Setup a tent, or closet, or spare-room.
A search on Amazon will result in many options and many sizes. Whatever size of tent you think you have space for, imagine the tent taking up a little more than that and reconsider. Trust me, I’ve made this mistake more than once 😉
What’s Next? How to Contain your hydro Garden