Indoor gardeners who want to prevent disease often use a known waste disposal system. In this type of implementation, instead of recirculating nutrients after they were executed by the system, you just let them drain in a bucket.
At first, you may think that this configuration would be costly. However, if you experience, you can get everything just work and you will lose 10-15% of the nutrient solution as escape. You can even use a fully automatic waste sensor system for the waste management.
Some good reasons to use a drain to the waste system include:
1. Reduced chance of getting root rot – often root rot spreads through pathogens. When using a recirculating system, spores produced from an infected plant end up in the tank.
At the next feeding, the garden is contaminated. Using an end to the waste system, that does not happen. Only the infected plant will be affected.
2. Your plants are always new Fed, the solution rich in nutrients – You will find that within a week, you'll probably have to add water to your tank and rebalance the pH in a recirculation system. As your plants eat, certain nutrients are locked.
When using a waste drain installation, this does not occur. Your nutrient solution and report you to your mixture is stable. The result is healthier plants that grow very quickly. You'll also find your pH levels will continue.
3. It is easier to empty your plants – Although controversial, the common belief is that flushing your plants a week or two before the harvest yields better tasting fruit, herbs and vegetables. In particular, many gardeners' interior feel with coconut and medium culture based rock wool must be emptied to reset.