What to Consider With Hydroponics

Overview

Hydroponics is a popular method of growing plants both commercially and in home gardens. Hydroponics has great benefits but individuals should do some research before getting started.

Hydroponics can be Complicated

Growing hydroponically can be complicated but a person can choose how detailed a system they wish to develop. Systems can vary from high tech commercial productions with automated systems to relatively simple systems.

Types of Hydroponic Systems

Some types of Hydroponic Systems include expandable drip, deep water culture and nutrient film systems. The systems differ in how they provide plants with the nutrient rich water.

PH Level is Very Important

The PH level, or acidity, of the water is very important when growing plants hydroponically. Controlling PH precisely can be easier with hydroponics than with soil.

Remember to Include Micro Nutrients

There are certain trace elements that plants need in order to thrive. The nutritional value of food crops is also affected by the micro nutrients given to a growing plant.

Expect Certain Benefits

Hydroponics offers the opportunity to precisely control growing conditions. A plant can be given exactly the nutrients it needs and the roots can take them in more easily hydroponically than from soil. Hydroponics eliminates weeding and pests and can increase yields.

References

  • Simply Hydroponics and Organics
  • Garden Growing Techniques
Keywords: hydroponics, home gardening, indoor growing

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Daniel Gruttadaro began writing professionally in 2009. His work appears on Web sites including eHow and Answerbag. Gruttadaro is a licensed attorney in New York. He holds a Juris Doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.

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