Top 10 Recommendations for a Hydroponics Tool Kit
You can have all the right nutrients, but at the wrong pH they will not be available for your plants to use! Also great for tweaking your nutrient mix to optimise the pH level for specific species of plants and their pH preferences.
The best way to avoid pest infestations is through preventative measures - even if you don't have pests, begin spraying with these organic sprays to ensure pests never get a strong foothold in your garden.
Temperature and Humidity are two important variables in plant growth and success - keeping track of these levels can help you know where to improve your system if you are having any issues.
Pruning is one of the easiest ways to encourage growth and drive plant growth to be most productive. It has the added benefit of a tidy appearance and proper airflow throughout the leaves and branches.
Essential compounds found in other plants like seaweed or aloes can be concentrated and provide an immunity boost to your plants, helping to fight off pests and deficiencies. Why not use what nature is providing herself!
Sticky Fly traps to check for pests
These do help keep pest numbers down, but more importantly, they can help you identify properly what could be affecting your plants and help you choose a more specialized management system for the specific pest.
Mycorrhizae or other root inoculants for transfer of nutrients
EC Meter to check the Electrical Conductivity of water source and nutrient solution
Training & Support (flower mesh, yoyo hangers, quick stix)
A lot of common plants like cucumbers and tomatoes grow like crazy - you'll need a way to help stake these upright and give the tendrils something to grip onto. It also helps separate dense leaves and ensures airflow and light reach the lower branches.
Silica for Strength, structure and pest resistance