Hydroponic Gardening- Go green, Go Mess-Free!
If you like to garden but don?t like digging in the dirt, there?s an interesting way you can have a garden. It?s called hydroponics. If you want to grow the biggest, juiciest, yummiest plants you can possibly imagine, then hydroponics is the right choice for you.
What is hydroponics?
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in a soil-less solution. Because the method is called hydroponics and ?hydro? means water, most people think the soil-less solution is water. Of course, it can be water, but it doesn?t have to be. Hydroponics can be any nutrient solution or inert growing media such as perlite and sand ? basically anything other than traditional potting mixes or soil.
Is it complicated? No!
It doesn?t have to be. In fact, hydroponic growing can be so simple that a child can do it. There?s even a good chance you gave it a try when you were a kid. Did you ever put toothpicks in a potato and suspend it in a jar of water? If so, do you remember waiting for the roots to grow into the water and then watching green shoots emerge from the portion above the water? That?s hydroponics!
What do you need to get started?
You?ll need a hydroponics system, hydroponic nutrients, an inert hydroponics medium, a light source, time and plants.
Advantages Of Hydroponics:
Growing with hydroponics comes with many advantages, the biggest of which is a greatly increased rate of growth in your plants. With the proper setup, your plants will mature up to 25% faster and produce up to 30% more than the same plants grown in soil.
There are a lot of perks to having a hydroponic plant. They include not having to deal with the messy soil and the pests that live in soil, they require less water than other plants, they come with all the tools that they need, and people can even grow their own food with them.
Researchers and their institutes':
? Dos Santos, J. D. presented "Development of a vinasse nutritive solution for hydroponics", in Journal of Environmental
? Dunn, H. H. (October 1929), presented
"Plant "Pills" Grow Bumper Crops" in Popular Science Monthly
? Thiyagarajan, G.; Umadevi, R.; Ramesh, K. published their research on "Hydroponics" in Science Tech Entrepreneur.
? Cooper, A. J. worked on: nutrient film technique: the world's first method of crop production without a solid rooting medium , in London: Grower Books.