- Aug 14, 2014
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An In-depth Guide to Indoor GrowingFirst off I know that indoor growing is already in but this isn't as much of a suggestion as much as a in-depth look at indoor growing, although I do have some suggestion's in the forms of more equipment and the addition of hydroponics&Aquaponics.(So hopefully this wont get locked/deleted) I really liked that you could grow indoors when i saw the vid's, and I know some people that have pretty extensive knowledge about growing indoors so I thought that it could be greatly expanded upon so wrote what I know on the subject in hopes it helps. Growing in game could go very in depth much more then what I have seen in the trailers, it could become a expertise for the people that have learned the in's and out's of growing indoor's making them valuable members in a group.
Basic Indoor Growing
People with basic knowladge of indoor growing know that it is done through the use of potted plant's and fed with standard plant food. Sunlamp's are used to provide the right amount of light as well as the right color, the lamp's can be left on more often then what the plant is naturally used to giving the ability to increase size and yield of the plant. Clones can be taken off a single plant by delicately cutting off a limb of the plant, it's best then to use a solution or powder on the area of the cut, the limb is then placed in soil and allowed to root. Multiple clones can be take from a single plant for multiple generations, allowing for quicker production.
Advanced Indoor Growing ItemsThere are many items designed to make a indoor farmer's life a little bit easier, the only thing's I have seen so far in the vids were basic small sun lamps and small pot's. There are much larger and more efficient lights that produce and direct large amounts of light, such as the models below. They also have a shiny foil like paneling that can be placed on walls to help reflect light. There are also machines designed to quicken the cloning process called cloner's, these simple machine's act like aeroponic systems for rooting plant's. The cloner is typically a large plastic box with a top and bottom half, the top half has ports for the clones to be placed and the bottom half has a very small water pump and sprayers that keep the bottom halves of the clones moist. Instead of setting up multiple grow lights in a single room you can also set up a single large light on a track that can move the large light back and forth across the room spreading the light. Like MrMoon said hose/light timers are often used to give the plant an adequate amount of light and water if your time is divided. Another helpful device is the Phototron, a enclosed tower built to rapidly grow a single large plant or multiple sets of smaller plants using trays.
Large Light's- http://www.hydroponics-simplified.com/images/400-lamp-kit.jpg , http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41nC3ob3FAL._SY300_.jpg
Light Track- https://www.4hydro.com/images/products/hydrofarmLightTrack.jpg
Cloner's- http://nlggrow.com/558-4759-large/botanicare-daisy-cloner-8.jpg http://www.ezclone.com/media/Systems-group.1-sq.jpg
HydroponicsI haven't seen anything on this site about Hydroponics yet which is a soil free alternative version of indoor growing using plastic containers for each plant, the plant is suspended in water or a non soil medium such as clay pellets, perlite, crushed coconut shell's and other various inert mediums(A medium that in itself does not produce growth). A main tank feeds water to each plastic container through plastic tubes the water trickles through the medium feeding the roots. Minerals and other solutions are mixed into the water providing nutrients to the roots. Aeroponics is a subform of hydroponics that does not use a medium but suspends the roots similarly to a cloner and small jets spray a mist on the exposed root's.
Aquaponic'sAquaponics is the combination of hydroponics and a fish pen, using a large plastic tub(or anything similar) converted into a fish tank similarly to hydroponics the plants are suspended completely in water or in a inert medium. The general setup is a more advanced setup then hydroponics or regular soil requiring several components. The first is the main tank that stores the water the water is circulated from and into tank to the other components. Next is the fish pen where the fish reside, the water is constantly circulated keeping the tank clean of uneaten food and droppings while providing nutrients from the plants from the fish waste. The waste water is fed into the hydroponic system for the plants providing food for the growing plants. Other components can be added to more efficiently break down the waste. A large setup that would require room but it would greatly increase self sufficiency, although to find the fish for the tank I think you would need to know where fish spawn or fry are on the coast of the island. I don't know a lot about breeding fish or aquaponics so I don't know if you can catch a pair and breed them or if you would solely need the spawn and fry I am guessing the later. I suppose you can also use aquaponics for anything that lives in water(Clam's, Crab's) as long as the required conditions are met.
Okay that's it so far sorry for the large read, it's not the best because I don't know a great amount about indoor growing but I think I have covered some info that hasn't been discussed in the forums yet. I plan on expanding this thread if it isn't locked and if people want me to, when I have the chance I am going to talk to someone more knowledgeable on the subject to see if there is anything major I might have missed.Also if you guys have anything you want me to add feel free to speak up. (I hope this doesn't get locked this took awhile to write. )