Along with a rise in the heat, summer introduces a whole host of other problems for plants such as hydration and nutrient intake, pest invasions and circulation issues. Gardening in the summer months requires dedication and constant supervision of plants to ensure that everything is running as smoothly as possible.
Due to the high summer temperatures, you may feel inclined to move your plants indoors. If this is the case it is always best to invest in a specialised, hydroponic grow room designed especially to accommodate plants and to encourage their growth. Indoor gardens can control the temperature extremely accurately and light cooling kits can reduce any heat generated by grow lights.
As well as controlling the temperature, grow rooms and other hydroponics growing kit can help to monitor and manipulate air circulation for your plants. Rotating fans are perfect for circulating air around your grow room and are easily mounted on walls for optimum distribution of air.
If you intend to leave your plants in your garden, it is always necessary to monitor the temperature in your garden so that you are able to calculate the needs of your plants for optimum growth. The temperature in the average UK garden during the summer months usually oscillates between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with a slight drop in the evening and at night time.
Another thing to look out for with outdoor plants is the seasonal invasion of garden pests. Summer is breeding time for the majority of garden insects and they thrive from feeding on your plants. For outdoor plants pest control products are essential in the summer months. Some of the most effective forms of pest control include sticky traps, diatomaceous earth and insecticidal soaps.
The main element to keeping your hydroponic garden healthy this season is dedicated supervision. Monitor your plants health and growth, supervise their progress and examine them regularly. Summer is the season to reap the benefits of previous season’s hard work, so don’t let it go to waste.