Quite simply, hydroponics is the art and science of
cultivating plants without soil.
Just before the Second World War, scientists utilized hydroponics
to grow plants quite successfully without soil using only nutrient-enriched
water. Sometimes sand, gravel or some other inert material (commonly
referred to as the "growing medium") was incorporated just to
anchor the plant's root system.
Since then, hydroponics growing has followed a natural
evolution from farms to greenhouses to homegrown. Although Holland
may have a distinguished reputation for hydroponics, Holland remains the leader in using hydroponics
extensively for commercial food products.
with hydroponics is a low maintenance, efficient way to cultivate
and very easy for beginners to learn. It involves doing routine
checks on pH levels, topping up on water levels, changing hydroponics
nutrients every 7 -12 days and preferably using a timer to
automatically turn the garden lights
on and off.
Systems for homegrown hydroponics
can be purchased in a variety of kits, which may include…
- A self contained growing reservoir
- Plant support baskets
- Growing medium (inert material to anchor the roots)
- Air pump
- pH kit
- Tubing and fittings
- Sample seeds and instructions
kit includes everything you need (except the water) to start
your homegrown hydroponics garden!
To learn more about the different growing mediums and
different systems of hydroponics, contact us.