Indoor farming is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to grow many of life’s crops. From hydroponics to vertical farming, growing indoors has never been more space-saving and beneficial, due to warehouses and greenhouses being able to function year-round in any environment. With indoor farming, watering your crops can become a top priority quickly. With no reliance on rainwater, making sure your plants are nourished can make or break a quality harvest. A commercial reverse osmosis system can outfit your greenhouse with quality water for all your plants.
Indoor watering systems are imperative in maintaining quality crops. Commercial growers need to be aware of the quality of water they are using, as it will directly impact the growth of their plants. Using tap water or well water can lead to contamination, which can damage crops and reduce yield. Investing in a commercial reverse osmosis system can ensure that your crops are receiving quality water, free of contaminants and harsh minerals. Mineral-rich water contains salts such as calcium chloride and potassium chloride which can make plants sick or even kill them in high concentrations. Water in both rural and metropolitan areas can suffer from high mineral content.
What Does a Reverse Osmosis System Do?
A reverse osmosis system is a water filtration system that many homes and businesses use across the country. Reverse osmosis is a process that removes foreign contaminants, solid substances, large molecules, and minerals from water by using pressure to push them through specialized membranes. Reverse osmosis can be applied to water filtration to help remove other minerals, substances, molecules, and impurities from the water. A reverse osmosis system can help remove salt and organic bacteria, proving beneficial to plants, as the process leaves your plant water free from sodium and its buildup.
Using a reverse osmosis system involves installing a reverse osmosis system; connecting tubing from each end of the unit to a pressure tank (if desired); running tubing between tanks (if desired); attaching hoses at various locations; then attaching sprinklers or drip emitters where needed throughout your greenhouse operation. The professionals at Grow Flow are more than happy to walk you through the process and offer a customized solution to fit your exact needs. No need to fall down the rabbit hole of YouTube tutorials and expensive irrigation parts that are non-returnable. We’ll find a solution that works.
Why is Reverse Osmosis Good for My Plants?
When you are growing plants on a commercial scale, you need to be able to trust your irrigation system to work safely and efficiently. A reverse osmosis system and the water it supplies gives growers an undeniable advantage when it comes to watering their plants.
Using reverse osmosis water is not only safe to use with your plants but is oftentimes a preferred method for many growers whose tap water is not suitable for use. Reverse osmosis strips the water of many contaminants and minerals, leaving growers with pure, clean water to add their own nutrients. It’s important to remember that with this pure water, nutrients are needed for successful plant growth. Using reverse osmosis water without adding nutrients can deplete your plants of much-needed calcium and magnesium.
A reverse osmosis system is good for your plants and beneficial for you! Watering by hand is a full-time job that can be slow and inefficient. The quality of your harvest can suffer if you have to spend all your time watering plants by hand instead of tending them properly. With a reverse osmosis system, you no longer have to worry about individually watering each plant and you may even decide to upgrade your system to operate from your phone, adding an entirely new level of convenience!
How Can I Find the Right Reverse Osmosis System?
When choosing a reverse osmosis system for your growing operation, it’s important to know your needs and constraints. Knowing where you’re getting your water from and what it contains will help determine what kind of purification solution you will need. If you have a well with low mineral content, then reverse osmosis or distillation may be too much. However, if your water is contaminated with bacteria or other pathogens, then reverse osmosis is likely a good fit for you. A good start is by testing your water. Grow Flow offers water quality tests to determine the right solution for your current water needs.
Your budget should also factor into choosing the right system. Grow Flow offers reverse osmosis systems that you can purchase or rent. We also understand that what may work now, won’t work forever. As you continue to expand your growing operation, we are happy to expand your current water supply.
Contact Grow Flow for Your Commercial Reverse Osmosis System Needs
The water system is one of the most important parts of a commercial grow operation, but it’s also often overlooked. The reality is that if you have to spend hours watering by hand every day then you’re wasting valuable time and money. Luckily, the professionals at Grow Flow are ready to outfit your greenhouse with the right reverse osmosis system for your needs. Contact us today to find the right reverse osmosis system for your space.