For saving space and soil, this method also has several
other benefits, including no soil-borne diseases, no
weeds to pull and no soil to till, run-of-the-mill side
benefits of soil-less gardening.

Equipment failures

Don't have enough to fret about. Well here's some more.

The climate inside a greenhouse is not conducive to keeping your equipment in top shape. Suppose a main nutrient supply pump goes out and you are not forewarned? Or an exhaust fan suddenly quits working? And how about those intake fans? Plants have to get rid of old air and have fresh air.

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Pumps are especially a problem. You often don't know they have stopped running unless you continually check them. (A computer sensor would come in handy here!) When was the last time you made a scheduled maintenance on your pumps?

If you're using sodium or halide lights, you have to remember that they heat up the air around them and make arrangements to be sure your exhaust fans are working properly.

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Maybe you have a leak in your nutrient tank and don't know it. What if it goes dry on you? And suppose someone comes in and steals your Sodium or Halide lights? If you use lights, you need to know that they are prime targets for thieves.

And woe upon woe: what about a power failure? Do you have a backup for that? A power failure can put your timers out of whack. This can mess up your feeding and lighting schedules.
A computerized sensor system could help you avoid most of these problems. And even help correct them.


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