by on 19/10/10 at 5:36 pm
It can be frustrating when something goes wrong in your indoor garden despite all of your hard work. You may be unknowingly be doing something that is having a detrimental effect on your plants. Take a look at this list of the most common problems that can arise when cultivating a garden indoors.
Lack of Ventilation: Leaves cannot function correctly without a steady supply of fresh air; Poor ventilation causes slow growth and poor absorption of water and nutrients.
Inadequate Lighting: This can slow down photosynthesis which leads to poor use of nutrients, and give the plants a scrawny appearance.
Too High / Too Low Humidity: Either one of these conditions will cause stress to the plants from over-consumption or under-consumption of water.
Temparature: A low or high temperature can slow a plant’s growth, and wide temperature fluctuations of more than 15 to 20 degrees can retard growth altogether.
Overwaterting / Underwatering: Overwatering prevents the roots from taking in air, severely limiting nutrient intake and possibly causing them to rot. Underwatering slows the transport of nutrients, ultimately leading to sickly / dying roots.
Light Burns: Foliage burned by HID Lamps is at an increased risk of attack from pests and disease.
Indoor Air Pollution: This can slow plant growth to a crawl. Make an effort to check for vaporization from building materials and other chemical air leaks.
Hot Soil: Soil over 90 degrees can cause harm to a plant’s roots.
Roots Receving Direct Light: Roots require a dark environment; Light shining through to them can turn them green and their function will slow significantly.
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