Many gardeners prefer Hydroponics gardening for various reasons. This garden can be small and can easily be set up inside a greenhouse and it is perfect for growing plants.
The equipment required for Hydroponics gardening is not that expensive and they are relatively easy to manage.
Hydroponics gardening is the growing of plants without soil, in other words, “It is dirt less gardening.
Their methods work better than soil gardening because you can easily regulate the plant needs, the required pH, the desired nutrients, the amount of water and adequate lighting.
It is therefore imperative, that you research first the kind of plants you will be growing so you know exactly what their basic needs to raise them healthy.
Hydroponics gardening is only as difficult as you make it. It can be complicated if computers with sensors are used to control water cycles, nutrients, and light for the plants. However, it can also be made simple as a hand watered bucket with a single plant.
The normal home Hydroponics system is usually made up of a few basic things: a growing tray, light (natural or artificial), a reservoir, a water controlled pump for watering (or some type of watering equipment), and some form of air pump to give oxygen to the nutrients.
The growing medium used in Hydroponics gardening can vary in accordance to your preference, it can be the medium you wanted such as Rockwool, perlite, coconut fiber, gravel, sand, vermiculite, or even air.
You can get instructions of how to set up from a gardening store or a store online or buy separate parts and build your own. There are also kits already assembled for sale in gardening supply stores.
There are certain micro-nutrients that are necessary for healthy plant growth and they are magnesium, sulfur, calcium, cobalt, boron, iron, copper, manganese, and zinc. These nutrients are absolutely essential to plants. Be sure to use fertilizer where these micro-nutrients are present in your hydroponics gardening.
One important aspect of Hydroponics gardening is that you must closely regulate the pH balance of your chosen medium. When the pH balance varies from time to time the plants would lose the ability to absorb the nutrients they need.
Even though there are hundreds of different variations, Wick, Water Culture, Ebb and Flow, Drip, and Aeroponics; are the most basic types of Hydroponics gardening systems. Hydroponics gardening is easy, affordable, and you can have fresh produce, flowers, herbs & spices all year long!