Everything you need to know to get the most out of your Urban FarmCaution!! Don't plug house power into the unit until after the reservoir has been filled.
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-there is minor assembly required. See directions.
-attach the male end of a garden hose to the fitting on
the righthand side of the control panel. Make sure it
is secure and then you can turn on your tap water
-pack the mesh inserts with the supplied rockwool and
place them in the planters. There is one insert
with a notch in the rim. That insert is for the "pump
planter" and it passes the pump cord.
-Caution:Never operate The Urban Farm without the mesh inserts being full of rockwool. The rockwool displaces a certain amount of volume, which relates to the postion of the auto-fill valve. If operated without rockwool the reservoir will overflow.
-open the auto-fill float valve to fill the reservoir from
-mix in Urban Farm Fertilizers until
your supplied TDS meter reads 800ppm plus the ppm's of
your plain tap water.
-use HydroSystem's Ph up/down and the supplied Ph strips
to adjust your reservoir to 5.8-6.2.
-plug in house power.
-the timer is preset for 8 irrigations/day (every 3 hours).
-wait for an irrigation cycle. The system will fill and
drain and the rockwool is now saturated.
-plant your seeds or seedlings (from starter trays)
straight into the rockwool.
-From this point on you will simply monitor and adjust
your ppms and ph every 1-5 days, depending on how
rapidly your tank is changing.
-while plants are young the reservoir will only need to
be changed every 3-6 weeks. Large mature plants need a
change every 7-21 days. This is simple because of The
Urban Farm design. Follow the directions
included in every Urban Farm.