In hydroponics, calculations are often critical to a successful harvest and a failed one.
The hydroponics calculator is a great tool for the beginner and advanced indoor gardener. The calculator contains the following calculations:
What's Included in the Calculator
>>> Wattage Calculator: Use this to determine the light wattage you will need for your size grow room.
>>> Parts Per Million Calculator: Use this calculator to determine accurate solution mixes.
>>> Carbon Dioxide(CO2) Calculator: Calculate how much CO2 will be needed to fill a grow room to the optimum level.
>>> Temperature Converter: Use this to easily convert between degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.
>>> Air Exchange Calculator: Enter your grow room dimensions, and this will tell you how powerful of a fan you will need for optimum air flow.
>>> Estimated Cost Calculator: Predicts how much the cost for electricity will be monthly.
Hydroponics - The Future
"Gas and food prices are increasing, persuading people to take matters into their own hands." The National Gardening Association expects 43 million American households to grow their own fruits, vegetables, herbs and berries this year." That's up 19 percent over last year, according to a household survey the group conducted in January (Sutter, 2009).
People are enjoying the satisfaction of growing their own food, the enhanced flavor and the saved money they benefit by doing it themselves.
"Environmentally friendly" has become a mantra amongst those wanting to preserve our planet and stop the exploitation of the very land we depend upon. With this, many are utilizing the benefits of composting and growing their own food. This trend to protect and sustain our fragile planet is one that will continue to grow in the future. The movement towards a more health conscious society is on the rise, providing an unmeasured opportunity for hydroponics and organic gardening.
Not only are individuals growing their own food, but restaurants and even grocery stores have implemented their own gardening centers to offer fresh, local produce to their customers. They have heard the voice of the people wanting uncontaminated foods grown in their own community.