-Gabrial House- On the blog this week I wanted to take a closer look at flushing our indoor crops before harvest. I often get asked if I flush my plants, what I use to flush my plants and for how long do I flush my crop? Flushing your indoor crop at the end of its life cycle is a critical step that should not be overlooked. To get the most out of our indoor crops, we tend to push our plants hard, using an array of fertilizers and supplements; however, when it comes time to harvest our … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Flush
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Water is one of the most important building blocks of life, but we have to face the fact that not all water is created equal. This is especially true when it comes to your indoor garden, and even more so in your hydroponic garden. Liquid fertilizers contain mineral salts and dissolved solids designed to feed your plants a balanced diet; however, as discussed in previous blog posts (https://fifthseasongardening.com/?s=flushing), excess salts in the water can negatively impact your plants and … [Read more...] about A Short Primer on Water Source Quality
Flushing is often regarded as something that should be done at the end of your plant’s life cycle before harvesting. In reality, flushing has three major roles that benefit both the plants and you, the gardener, throughout the whole growth cycle. Flushing: 1) Keeps the growing medium and reservoirs clean 2) Keeps root zones and plants happy and healthy 3) Improves taste and aroma by removing excess chemicals and nutrients from plant tissue Flushing regularly (up to every 7-10 days) removes … [Read more...] about To flush or not to flush?