Jan 26, 15
Ventilation is extremely important to your plants. Without proper ventilation, CO2 levels can become stagnant around plants and temperatures can reach damaging levels. Regular air flow is necessary to refresh the air with a new supply of CO2 while keeping lamps and plants cool in hot weather. While we’ve covered methods of cooling, and the effects of air circulation in your grow room before, we haven’t really spoken on how to properly set up a ventilation system in your greenhouse. You’ll find there are two common types of ventilation: IN/OUT and Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA).
Nov 10, 14
It’s finally time. After weeks of thinking it over, you’ve decided to switch from incandescent to LED lighting for your home. You want to save on your electric bills and get more out of your hard-earned paycheck, but even with newer and cheaper LEDs, they are still more expensive than incandescent bulbs. How can you be sure you’re getting the best in upgrade costs? I recently went through my own home and replaced all of the lights (minus the fridge light) with LEDs and it has been well worth it. Let’s take a look at where to start and how to finally make the switch to LED lighting.
Oct 27, 14
Photography is a very difficult and competitive field, but it’s possible to improve your own home pictures with a little training and some clever lighting techniques. “A trick of the light” is more than just an excuse; proper application of soft light, hard light, shadows, and positions can bring your home photography to life. Be warned, once you improve your own pictures, you’ll be handed the camera at every event with friends and family.
Sep 08, 14
Drip and DWC systems are good options for beginners, but advanced growers may want a more formalized system for growing crops regularly. For larger scale projects, let’s take a look at the Nutrient Film Technique. NFT systems use a very shallow stream of water and dissolved nutrients flowing over the roots of your plants to feed and water them. The partially exposed roots and constant moving water keeps them oxygenated as well . This shallow stream is little more than a film of water flowing via gravity down to the bottom of the channel, which gives the technique its name.
Sep 01, 14
The simplest way to show depth is by placing one object behind another object to show space between them. When you place light behind an object, you gain depth and a combination of beautiful shadows with a warm glow that highlights the object for stunning displays or haunting beauty. However, not every design uses – nor should use – the same lighting techniques and principles as every other. So let’s take a look at 4 places to use backlighting that aren’t Instagram pictures.