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Growing Tips

Year-Round Growing? Yes, You Can!

Elizabeth Winslow | JULY 16, 2019
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So summer might be sweltering and winter might be coming, but that doesn't mean you can't keep the fresh veggies coming!

A hydroponic system means growing food is a year-round proposition! By starting with strong seedlings and making sure they grow in a nutrient rich, pH-balanced environment with consistent hydration, we can extend the growing season through the hottest parts of summer and well into winter.

Want Summer Lettuce When It's 95F? Done.

For plants, the temperature of the roots matters more than the temperature of the air. In a hydroponic system, the circulating water has an evaporative cooling effect in the warmer months, extending the growing season by several weeks at least, meaning tender greens and lettuces keep on thriving. While there might be big swings in the air temperature, it takes a prolonged change to move the water temperature. As it's the root temperature that matters, plants are more resistant to ups and downs and extremes. The same logic applies to the cold weather.

Too Cold for Greens? Not on Our Watch.

What does that mean for winter? You can add a simple, inexpensive heater to the tank and heat the water to protect your plants from overnight freezes. When the daily average temperature dips below 40F, we recommend that you move the Farmstand indoors and grow with our Glow Rings™.

Growing Indoors

When you move your Farmstand inside, you should switch to growing varieties that are going to thrive in this new environment. Here are our top suggestions for herbs, and lettuces, and other leafy greens, that will do great in the indoor garden:

Goodbye winter blues & hello winter greens!

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