How to Use Sea Minerals in a Hydroponic Garden


Hydroponic gardens have many benefits, including clean air production and the ability for plants and vegetables to grow faster. Hydroponics is the method of growing plants in a nutrient-rich solution and not using soil. Plant growth is all about the absorbency of nutrients, and soil filled with nutrients forces plants to grow their roots longer in order to absorb more water and nutrients. In a hydroponic garden, sea minerals are used to aid in rapid plant growth.

Step 1

Pour a small amount of water into the water tank of the sprayer. Turning on the pump will force the water to circulate, helping to dilute the sea minerals once placed in the sprayer. The foliage sprayer can be large or small, and it looks like it sits in a small wagon. The water tank is on one side, and it is connected to the pump and misting pieces.

Step 2

Pour in some of the sea minerals as the water is circulating. For a hydroponic garden, you will want to use one pound of sea minerals for every 100 pounds of water. For smaller sprayers, use half the amount of both elements or less. The sea minerals will dissolve before you fill the rest of the tank with water.

Step 3

Turn off the circulating tank and turn on the misting piece. You will see a decent mist shoot out onto the garden, and you can control where it goes by pushing the wagon around the garden. The sea minerals are good for the soil because they help prevent soil-borne diseases that can kill your plants and vegetables. Since the minerals are mixed with the water once it is sprayed onto the foliage, the plants will do less work to absorb the nutrients.

Things You'll Need

  • Plant sprayer (foliage sprayer)
  • Sea minerals
  • Water


  • Mist Sprayers: Garden Sprayer
  • Natural News: Use of Sea Minerals in Gardens
  • Sea Minerals FA: Hydropnic Garden and Sea Minerals

Who Can Help

  • Water Gardens: Hydroponic Gardens
Keywords: foliage sprayer, sea minerals, hydroponic garden

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