Essential Weekly Checks for Your Airgarden
To keep your Airgarden thriving and producing healthy, massive harvests, there are 5 essential checks you should be doing each week, all of which are super easy and take less than 5 minutes.
1. Check your water levels twice per week
The Airgarden works best if your reservoir is full of water (around 70 litres). The reservoir will typically deplete to half-way every 3-4 days, so you should be re-filling it with approximately 35 litres of water 1-2 times per week.
2. Add nutrients once per week
You should add nutrients to the reservoir no more and no less than once per week. Add 2mL of Part 1 and Part 2 nutrient solutions per litre of water added.So, if you’ve re-filled your Airgarden from halfway (i.e. 35 litres), you would add 70ml each of Part 1 and Part 2 nutrients. Always add Part 1 and Part 2 nutrients separately, stirring your reservoir in between.
3. Balance your pH levels as needed
Check your pH levels twice per week with the tester provided with your Airgarden purchase. Your pH levels should always be balanced at 6, so add the pH up or down solution provided with your Airgarden purchase as needed. Click here for further instructions on how to do this.
4. Check for Pest Activity
Whenever you’re out with your Airgarden, check your leaves and plants for signs of pests. For a guide on what to look out for on your leaves click here, for solutions and more info on how to prevent pests, click here.
5. Trim Your Roots on Lower Level Plants
If you are growing fruiting plants in your Airgarden, they should be in the lowermost level - and as such the roots will inevitably grow down into your water reservoir.
It is a good habit to periodically reach down into the reservoir and cut the roots that are reaching the water. Remember to take no more than a third of all the roots.