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How to start a Wall Farm?


Trying to start a vertical wall farm type of hydroponics garden? Here are a few things you have to think about as you go along.

Fastening the structure

Your wall shelves or other structures have to be firmly stabilized to the wall and weight rated for the pressure that you will put on them.

Planning for irrigation

You'll have to find a way to port water throughout the entire framework. One way is to take that water to the top and slowly filter it down through various plant pots. Another lateral strategy may require more piping or tubing. Check out what works best for your project and where you’ll put the reservoir.

Plan space for plants

Make sure plants have enough space between them, and enough space to grow upward in your wall garden.

Plan the atmosphere

In some cases, you might be able to get microclimate-type structures in place for your walled garden. Otherwise, you'll have to climate-control the entire room. The plants’ temperature and humidity is critically important to most hydroponic plant cycles.

Maintain pH value

Most plants should thrive in a pH value around 5 to 6. Getting more extreme could jeopardize the health of plants. You'll need to have processes in place to periodically check pH value and adjust it as necessary.

Plan for light distribution

You'll also want to make sure that all your plants get light. That includes plants at the end of a shelf or plants that are in a corner of a wall garden.

Plan for access

At certain junctures, you'll need to get into the hydroponics setup to prune plants back to help them grow more efficiently, or to get day debris out of the space for sanitary purposes. So make sure you be able to reach every plant easily and comfortably.

Think about germination

You can germinate seeds elsewhere and then transplant them into the hydroponics system. Or you can germinate them in the sterile plant media. Think about what makes the most sense for your particular project.

Plan for harvest

You'll also want to make sure that you have a good way to harvest plant produces in order to sell it or use it for your own dinner table.

These are some of the bits and pieces involved in setting up a modern wall garden for hydroponics. There's much more available at the Dealzer website to help beginners or anyone else who wants to ramp up this type of a project.

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