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Hydroponics gardening

Hydroponics gardening is an alternative way to grow your vegetables and plants.

Why Hydroponics

The words hydro (which means water), and ponics (which means labor), comes together to form the word hydroponics. Hydroponics is best described as gardening without using soil and using a solution which would deliver the nutrients to the plants, such as potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen. These nutrients are transmitted through the soil in soil gardening.

How it started

In the 1950’s, scientists started experimenting with the idea of growing vegetation without the use of soil. Countries such as Holland, Australia, and Germany, have been using hydroponics gardening for a number of years, which supplies them with excellent production.

How it Works

The idea of hydroponics gardening is to skip the complicated exchange of chemicals that takes place in the soil, and then delivered to the plant. Instead when using hydroponics however, the chemicals are applied right to the plant roots, therefore skipping the soil break down process. Using an artificial soil such as pearlite, course sand, gravel, or vermiculite, and using the specially made solution will help aid you in this process.

What is the Advantage

There are many advantages hydroponics gardening has compared to soil gardening. One attractive advantage is that the rate of growth is 30 to 50 percent faster. It is believed that the extra oxygen gained in hydroponics gardening, allows the plants to grow faster and produce more fruit. Another advantage is that there are less bug infestations, less plant diseases, and other harmful ailments such as fungus.

Hydroponics inside our outside?

Whether you are an indoor or outdoor gardener, hydroponics gardening can offer a great turnout with the maximum use of available space. A small planting pot can support a six-foot tomato vine, with the help of proper support, plenty of light, and great maintained care.

How to Get Started

To get started with hydroponics gardening, you would need to know the equipment you would need. Depending on what you plan to grow, is how you would shop for the supplies. Since hydroponics supplies can be quite costly, it would be less expensive buying kits, rather than buying the equipment individually.

Hydroponics Grower

The hydroponics grower takes full advantage in knowing that the more the plant roots can breathe, the more nutrients they can absorb in the presence of sunlight - meaning much faster growth. When you get all of the variables under control, you end up with perfection each and every time!

When it comes to hydroponics gardening, understanding it will help you to achieve much better results. Always remember that gaining control over your soils pH is a headache. If you can't control your pH or the nutrient intake of your plants, your ending results with hydroponics will never be as good as they could be.