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carolyn
11/10/2002 1:28:00 PM
CO2 introduction directly to the plants.

I have read that the tomato growers in Mexico feed CO2 directly to the plants. Is there a way to intoduce pressurized CO2 effectively directly into the nutrient drip system?
The Green Thumbs
11/10/2002 5:21:00 PM
Re: CO2 introduction directly to the plants.

Carolyn,
Off the top of my head, I don't really see how that is possible. CO2 is absorbed by the plant's leaves, not the roots. In fact, the roots should only be absorbing oxygen. All of the people that I know that use CO2, it is injected into the air, and left for the leaves to absorb. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.
Carolyn
11/11/2002 10:37:00 AM
Re: CO2 introduction directly to the plants.

Would it increase production noticably if Oxygen is introduced directly into the nutirent system?
The Green Thumbs
11/11/2002 10:44:00 AM
Re: CO2 introduction directly to the plants.

Yes, oxygen is what you want to add to your solution. Probably the best way to do so is by adding an air stone to your reservoir. Some people have added a hydrogen peroxide solution to their reservoir, but we do not recommend this. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.
doug
11/11/2002 4:00:00 PM
Re: CO2 introduction directly to the plants.

build a C02 feeder for the tops of the plants...get a 5 gallon water jug, fill it with 2lbs of sugar, stir it up until dissolved in water (leave room for yeast expansion), then put in 3 packs of yeast, cover with a rubber cork, run lines to release above plants and you now have a steady C02 feed at a low cost. Advantage of using the water jug is u can see the yeast reacting and foaming. just keep an eye on it until you know its all good. Leaves will love it, plants will grow fast.
The Green Thumbs
11/11/2002 9:17:00 PM
Re: CO2 introduction directly to the plants.

That is a great low cost method of CO2 production.
Kimw
11/26/2003 5:22:00 PM
Re: CO2 introduction directly to the plants.

look outside....do you see plants??? Do they have a C02 generator next to them????

Why are you trying to make something so simple into some rocket science????

Plants have been growing in all kinds of situations for millions of years with out help. Just add proper nutrients, keep the PH in the realm of sanity and they will grow just fine.

THERE IS NO MAGIC ELIXOR TO MAKE FANTASTIC GROWTH.

Kim
tyrecies
2/5/2004 1:11:00 AM
Re: CO2 introduction directly to the plants.

well kimw, according to science they believe when plants originally evolved that there was much more co2 in the atmosphere then there is today. Normal air has about 300 ppm of co2 and plants can benefit from 1500+ ppm, given the right amount of light and correct water doubling yields or better if done right, thats the reason for science in this instance.
Q
4/1/2004 2:10:00 PM
Re: CO2 introduction directly to the plants.

When is the best time to use co2 for indoor gardens? I heard different things from differnt people, some say use it only in veg and a little towards the end and some people say use it all the way through....kinda confused?
freelance1031
9/15/2004 8:57:00 PM
Re: CO2 introduction directly to the plants.

yes kim ,thats correct.but,the 1500 ppm in the growroom will almostcut your grow time in half.a 3 month grow looks like a 5-6 month grow with the co2.
 
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