Grow Room Design

  • Drip Irrigation: Everything You Need To Know

    Your garden is beautiful and bountiful, however, it can be too much to manage and water on a daily basis. As your garden grows it becomes more important to find an easy way to water your plants.

    Drip irrigation systems are a popular way to water plants in outdoor gardens, greenhouses, and even indoor hydroponic gardens. Here at Hydrobuilder we highly recommended this method to water plant and vegetable gardens. 

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  • 12/12 From Seed - Quicker Harvests With Smaller Plants

    Whether you have a small closet grow setup or you just want to try something new & unique, the 12/12 from seed approach to indoor growing is for you!

    This style of cultivating plants is very different from what you may be used to, and can help you maximize your space and time, while fitting more harvests into a year. You can experiment with more strains this way, too.

    But, this method isn’t going to cultivate huge yields like you may have heard - at least, not when you do things the traditional way. We have our own little twist to this method we want to share with you to help you take full advantage of it.

    Before we get to how to actually implement this strategy, we want to cover some basic information on it. 

    We’re going to discuss what exactly this method is, and why you should consider trying it.

    Then, we’ll cover things you need to know such as average 12-12 from seed yield, how long the average harvest will take, whether this works with autoflowering varieties, and more.

    We have a lot to cover, so let’s dive right in!

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  • Greenhouse Growing: How to Plan, Build, & Grow In Your Own!

    Greenhouse growing allows you to grow your favorite veggies or flowering plants during the colder months while protecting from outdoor conditions.

    But this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of reasons you should consider growing in a greenhouse!

    This is the perfect medium between indoor growing and outdoor growing, and we are going to teach you everything you need to know about this style of gardening. That includes what greenhouse growing even is, along with why you should give it a try. 

    Then, we’re going to discuss which plants you can try and grow, and when you can plant them according to different climates. 

    After we share some general information on greenhouse growing, we’ll teach you how to build a greenhouse cheap. 

    We’ll conclude our guide by explaining some tips & tricks for taking plants from seed to harvest in one. We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s dive right in!

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  • Vertical Growing: The Future Of Gardening & Farming

    Vertical growing is the way of the future - at least some people think so. Others have no idea what it even is.

    When you think about agriculture, what comes to mind? For most people, it’s growing crops in horizontal lines on the ground. 

    While this traditional system of agriculture has worked well for many years (centuries, even!) there’s a new method of growing food that’s taking the world by storm - vertical agriculture.

    Vertical agriculture, or vertical growing, is the practice of growing plants by stacking or layering them, growing them vertically rather than horizontally. 

    Not only does it use less space, but vertical farming also can be done in a hydroponic setup.  There are several methods, including indoor vertical farming. 

    But whatever the case may be, it’s a smart way to extend a growing season, extend a growing space, and extend your garden’s productivity. Here’s everything you need to know.

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  • What Is The Best Grow Light Setup?

    To grow the biggest, strongest plants possible, you need to put together the ultimate grow light setup.

    It may appear to be common sense that the better your grow lights, the better your plants will turn out.

    However, it’s not that as simple as finding the most expensive light and throwing it in your tent.

    We first need to define what the "best grow light setup" is.  Then, you need to understand what this means in respect to your grow in particular.

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  • Grow Room Electricity Calculator - What Will It Cost To Run My Lights?

    A grow room electricity calculator will help you develop realistic expectations for the costs of running your lights. 

     On top of the initial setup costs of your grow tent, lights, ventilation equipment, CO2, and more, you need to consider the monthly cost of running these components.

    The bulk of your monthly energy bill is going to come from running your grow lights, so our grow room electricity calculator will put a dollar figure to what you can expect to pay.

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  • Indoor Grow Room Design & Setup Examples

    Are you struggling with indoor grow room design & setup?

    This can be one of the most exciting parts of growing, as you can visualize your indoor garden.

    Just the thought of your growing and flowering plants indoors and flowering can excite any grower. But, some newer growers get caught up here.

    This is a very important and meticulous step, however, and you should put diligent thought into how you are going to design your grow room.

    The growing room will dictate how your plants grow, the number of plants, and the number of supplies you will need.

    Do you have a spare bedroom?

    A closet?

    An entire garage?

    We are going to show you some indoor common grow room setup you can copy for your own setup, and talk about some important things to consider when designing your grow room!

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  • How To Handle Excessive Grow Tent Heat

    Managing grow tent heat is one of the more difficult, frustrating aspects of indoor growing.

    Not too hot and not too cold; many of the plants we grow are just like us and prefer similar temperatures - between 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

    They also hate temperature fluctuations, which means you need to do your best to keep your daytime/nighttime temps relatively similar. There will be some difference, but huge swings can stress them out as plants have to adjust.

    Failing to fix an issue with your grow tent being too hot will weaken your plants nutrient uptake and leave them more susceptible to diseases before they eventually die.

    Let's take a look at some common grow tent heat problems, and how to remove this heat from your grow tent or grow room.

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  • Grow Tent Grow Lights

    The main factor you will be shopping by when picking out a grow tent is the lighting system you will be using.

    Choosing a grow light for your grow tent kit is easy!

    Take away the stress, leave the headache for another day, and set yourself up for gardening success with our complete grow tent kits.

    All of our grow tent packages include grow tents, grow lights, ventilation, and more. That’s right, our grow tents come with lighting packages that not only come with your choice of grow light - HID, CMH, LED, and Fluorescent - but come with every component you need to get them up and running.

    Our grow tent packages are designed so you can make one purchase and have everything you need to go grow from seed to harvest. Our tents come in sizes that will comfortably fit in your closet, all the way up to ones that fill your garage.

    Whether you’re a new gardener that’s looking to start your first grow or a pro that’s looking for a change, at Hydrobuilder we’ve got you covered. Continue reading

  • How Many Plants Can I Grow?

    The total number of plants you can grow is determined by a number of factors: available grow space, available power sources, and State and Local regulations.

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