A staple part of the hydroponic growth kit is ensuring that the plant is at the right temperature for optimal growth. If the plant gets too hot or too cold, it will not be able to survive. An essential tool to measure this in your hydroponic garden is a thermometer. An instrument traditionally used to measure human temperature; this is a great tool for your plants as well. A few facts about thermometers:
- Thermometers contain mercury or alcohol that expands and contracts in the tube to correlate to heat or cool
- In hydroponic gardens, it can be difficult to control the temperature because of the insulation and lights
- At the speed of which plants process energy, energy is directly related to temperature
- The ideal temperature for your plants is between 72-82 degrees Fahrenheit
- The ideal thermometer should record maximum and minimum temperature in your grow room within a 24-hour period
- In order to capture an accurate reading, the thermometer should be placed halfway up the hydroponic garden and out of direct light
Since your garden is more likely to run hot, you must remove hot air utilizing extractor fans at the top of the room. Once you remove the hot air and supply the room with fresh cooler air with an inline fan, you will be able to effectively control the temperature, and get a more accurate thermometer reading. Use our thermometers along with heating and fan devices to regulate the temperature between 21 and 35 degrees Celsius, the best range for your plants.
GTA Hydroponics carries everything you need to heat and monitor the temperature of your garden. Our expert growers and suppliers are on hand to give you knowledgeable advice and recommendations for all your growing needs. Contact us today to experience the GTA Hydroponics difference!