So why grow a garden in a BOX anyway?
Well, there are some very good reasons:
- Want to be discreet/ hidden
- No room otherwise (create some garden space)
- The best reason of all: create a turbo-cooled, climate controlled grow lab.
- Hide the lights, sounds and earthy odors
The special lights needed to promote flowering and fruiting of your plants (HID lamps) put out a lot of heat. Now you might think that putting them in an enclosed cabinet with your plants would just "cook" them.
Read on and I will tell you all about my great little closet grow box, the simple yet prolific bubbler unit, and how you can easily create this system for yourself.
WHY BUY OUR SYSTEM?
If you are a wise consumer, you have probably investigated other closets or hydroponics bubbler systems available. There are plenty out there. And you might find some cheaper than ours. But let me tell you a few things you need to consider before you buy:
- Ours has a powerful little pump which pushes the grow juice up to each pot via spaghetti "feeder" tubes. As well, the kit includes a separate aerator pump and stone to keep the roots and nutrient well-oxygenated.
- Not only do we recommend an HID for your project, we recommend two different types of bulbs: MH (metal halide) and HPS (high pressure sodium).
- Our bubbler system has a roomy 18 gallon nutrient bin. Don't buy a 10 gallon unit. Not only will you be refilling it too often, the roots go a little crazy in there, and need a lot of room.
- Some systems only have 2" or 3" net pots. Our system has plenty of room and includes six nice-sized 4" pots.
- Some systems do not include any food. We give you starter packs of nutrient concentrate, then tell you the best liquid food to buy for the future. We include 2-3 months worth of well-buffered food so you can get up and growing quickly.
- Please note that CO2 supplementation will not work under fluorescent lighting... it takes HID in order to process it.
- Some systems have holes drilled in the sides and bottom of the bin for a sight glass and/or drainage port. We have tried those methods and find that cutting holes in the bin almost always leaks. A sight glass or tube is also a source for algae to grow.
- Now, about your lamp... We want to give you some straight talk here. Some of the cheaper hydro units throw in a fluorescent lamp and bulb with their hydro unit. Now a fluoro lamp will work fine if all you want to grow are kitchen herbs, lettuces and greens...