Get Started With Hydroponics

Hydroponic gardening is growing plants without soil, in other words, the "garden dirtless." There are many methods of hydroponic gardening, most of which work better than regular soil gardening because it is easier to give the plant exactly what he needs when he needs it. The plants receive only what you give them, and therefore you will be able to regulate the pH, nutrients, nutrient strength, water and the amount of light. It is therefore imperative that you research the type of plants you will be more if you know what they need to survive.

Hydroponic gardening is as hard as you do. It can be complicated if computers with sensors are used to control water cycles, nutrients and sunlight for plants. However, it can be as simple as a hand watered bucket with a single plant. Normal start up hydroponics system usually consists of a couple of basic things: a growing tray, light (natural or artificial), a reservoir, a water pump for irrigation control (or some type of irrigation equipment) , and some kind of air pump to give oxygen to the nutrients.


The culture medium used in hydroponic gardening can be many things, such as Rockwool, perlite, coconut fiber, gravel, sand, vermiculite, or even air. You can get advice from a gardening store or online or buy separate parts and build your own. There are also kits already assembled for sale in gardening supply stores.

There are some micro-nutrients that are necessary for healthy plant growth including magnesium, sulfur, calcium, cobalt, boron, iron, copper, manganese and zinc. These nutrients are essential for plants and if missing could cause the food is less healthy and, in some cases even cause health problems, who eat it. It 'very important to use a quality fertilizer when Hydroponics gardening.

pH balance

Another important aspect of Hydroponics gardening that is closely regulated is the pH balance. When the pH balance varies from plant to lose the ability to absorb the nutrients it needs. The ease with which the pH Hydroponics gardening is tested and gives a huge advantage over regular dirt gardening.

Although there are hundreds of different variations, Wick, Water Culture, Ebb and Flow, Drip, NFT, and Aeroponic are the six most basic types of hydroponic gardening systems. Hydroponic gardening is easy, cheap, and you can get fresh produce, flowers, herbs and spices all year long!

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