Using Hydrogen Peroxide in Your Hydroponics Gardening System

 


Article by: Jason Willkomm

There are no doubts about the benefits of using hydrogen peroxide properly in a hydroponics , Getting Rid of Standing Water in Your Yard system. This becomes especially true if your nutrient reservoir is kept above 72 degrees. Warm water , 6 Important Tips for Beginner Bonsai Tree Caretakers holds less dissolved oxygen, and therefore encourages the growth of more viruses, fungi, and anaerobic bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide adds oxygen to you water , A Storage Bench Provides Much Needed Outdoor Space and cleans the water , A Few Things About Flowers of pathanogens. Benefits include healthier root , Summer Gardening is All Weeding and Watering! systems, increased nutrient uptake, thicker stems, and bigger leaves.

One expert claims it should be used on all soil gardens , Patio Umbrellas as well as in hydroponics , Growing Asparagus sytems. Knowing as much as I do about beneficial fungus and micro-organisms and the benefits they provide to living plants, , Flowers, An Annual Event I am shy in taking this advice. , 6 Important Tips for Beginner Bonsai Tree Caretakers However, when this first line of defense fails and plants , Growing Asparagus become sick I often resort to using hydrogen peroxide treatments on my soil , Gardeners: Contain Yourselves! grown plants. , Get your Garden Cooking with Friable Soil

The chemical formula of hydrogen peroxide is H2O2. You may notice it is simply water , Getting Rid of Standing in Your Yard with an extra oxygen atom. In fact, as hydrogen peroxide breaks down in a solution the result is oxygen and water. , Your Dream Garden Its application helps deliver oxygen to over watered plant , Summer Gardening is All Weeding and Watering! roots and helps to sterilize the growing , Patio Enclosures media by killing harmful anaerobic (not oxygen compatible) bacteria and pathanogens that cause disease. , The all important Clematis This includes bacterial wilt, pythium fungi, fusarium fungi, and others.

I avoid using the common 3% hydrogen peroxide you normally find at drug stores. This is because such low percentage solutions are unstable, and chemicals are added to the peroxide to keep it from breaking down before it can be used. I did a little research because I did not know what chemicals were used for this, or if the plants , The Annual Pond Cleanout uptake these chemicals, or if there was a health risk associated with any of these stabilizing chemicals.

Hydrogen peroxide is usually stabilized with acetanilide. Acetanilide is a synthetic compound that was first used for its fever reduction and pain killing properties , A Storage Bench Provides Much Needed Outdoor Space in the late Nineteenth Century. For many years it was utilized as an alternative to aspirin to treat various ailments, but large-scale medical use stopped when the toxic side effects of consuming acetanilide became apparent. This was enough to make up my mind to use 35% hydrogen peroxide instead.

Firstly, 35% peroxide is caustic and should be treated with the same caution as a strong acid. 35% strength hydrogen peroxide should be readily available at any quality hydroponics , Getting Rid of Standing Water in Your Yard supply shop. The stronger concentrations do not use the added stabilizers.

The recommended dosage is to add 2-3 ml to each gallon of water, , A Storage Bench Provides Much Needed Outdoor Space however, I use 5 ml per gallon and have never had any problems. At every nutrient change , A Few Things About Flowers treat your fresh water , The Benefits of Wholesale Flower Bulbs with hydrogen peroxide. The general idea is to let the hydroponics , Summer Gardening is All Weeding and Watering! sytem circulate the hydrogen peroxide solution for about a half hour to let the peroxide work against pathogens and to let the solution stabilize before adding your nutrients.

The beneficial effects of using hydrogen peroxide last about 4 days. There are some gardeners who add a little peroxide to their nutrient reservoirs every 5 days in between nutrient changes. , Gardening and Flowers If you decide to do this, stick to the guidelines and always make sure your solution is thoroughly mixed before exposing your plants , Amaryllis - A Perfect Flower For the Festive Season roots to it. Another option is to top off your nutrient reservoir with peroxide treated water , Ponds and Wildlife - How To Attract More Animals to Your Backyard whenever it is low.
The original article with pictures and additional info can be found at http://www.jasons-indoor-guide-to-organic-and-hydroponics-gardening.com/using-hydrogen-peroxide.html

Hi, my name is Jason, from Jason's Indoor , Enjoy Creating and Growing a Sustainable Garden While Feeding Your Family Guide. I have ten years experience growing indoors, , Tips on Outdoor Patio Heaters under lights. , Tips on Outdoor Patio Heaters No less than two of those years I was using hydroponics , Tips on Outdoor Patio Heaters methods. It is my goal to improve the results of every organic , A Storage Bench Provides Much Needed Outdoor Space and hydroponics , Bird Feeders: Look Who's Coming to Dinner gardener through accurate, easy to understand information. , Patio Umbrellas Visit me at http://www.jasons-indoor-guide-to-organic-and-hydroponics-gardening.com/

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