Setting up a indoor garden is great but it takes a tremendous effort on our part to setup, let alone maintain it but we do it for the bounty of goods we plan to receive from it. We have seen the snowball effect of container gardening problems, its best to try to avoid even the first step. The indoor garden is set up and growing, one problem leads to the other and before you know it is time to harvest. Each problem has potential to cut down on our yields and quality of a vegetable garden.
Algae is often green but can vary to black with a hint of red, it often can give your indoor garden a moldy smell. Algae can block emitters, channels, and pumps and attract unwanted pest and pathogens into our indoor garden. The combination of water, nutrient and light is great, if our idea is to harvest algae but not the best idea for a safe and healthy vegetable garden. Algae can make our reservoir tanks anaerobic, biology isn’t working in anaerobic conditions. Proper algae management will allow gardeners to maintain trouble free hydroponic growing systems, avoid using chemicals to kill algae. Growers can create a ideal environment for biological activity in water by blocking the light from the nutrient tank. This is simple but this problem can grow to be complex . After crops have been harvested you will be able to cut down on the time you spend cleaning moldy reseivor tanks. When using container gardening clean crop production is best for food safety purposes as well as making a point to grow high quality vegetables to bring to market.
Urban farming is an ideal instance when food is grown in an urban setting and commonly a container gardening operation. Hydroponic food production can be used to produce food with many methods of container gardening options available for gardeners to choose from. As the populations in large cities continue to increase it is important to have individuals involved in the research and development of urban farming systems to not only feed people but produce nutrient dense vegetables. Urban farming can teach growers to sustainability use each square foot of space in production for a vegetable garden. When selecting a fertility program growers should think in depth on the choices they make to ensure total crop quality and if their environment can hold a match to the minerals that are available in soil crop production.