How bad is a power outage?If you experience a power outage to your hydroponic garden it’s not all doom and gloom right away. Remember that plants will be subject to cloudy days in natural conditions. As long as you can keep even a small source of light on your garden, such as a torch or camping lantern, you’ll be giving your plants the best shot at survival.
When the lights go out
- Battery-powered torch
- Flameless candle
- Battery-powered LED lights
- Battery-powered Christmas lights
- Battery-powered camping lights or lanterns
When the temperature falls
- Keep your plants off cold surfaces like cement floors.
- Move garden away from windows and doors.
- Keep opening and closing of doors to a minimum.
- If using a grow tent, keep zippers and windows closed.
Gorilla Grow Tents
Climate control is so important when the power goes out. These gorilla grow tents will keep your garden at an ideal temperature until the power comes back on.
When your air pump stops working
- Lower the water to about half its normal level to help the top half of the roots access oxygen.
- If power is out for longer than an hour and your plants start to sag, drain all of the water from your reservoir and slowly pump it back in to reintroduce oxygen into the system.
Note: Think of the process like a reservoir change without actually replacing the water. This oxygenates the water as well as providing oxygen to the roots while the water is drained.
- Repeat the process every couple of hours as necessary until your air pump is running again.
GROWLUSH DEEP WATER CULTURE SYSTEM - THREE POT
DWC is a special type of hydroponics where plants grow with their roots immersed in an aerated nutrient solution. This kit features everything you need to get started.