We all know its interesting and little miracle to grow crops without soil.
Plants grown without Soil is called as Hydroponics
So, when you tell someone you have been growing food in Hydroponics immediate strike is it would be so healthy and fresh.
We always tell our clients and people to grow their own food because its really easy and less messy and lot of benefits by growing in hydroponics
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What does Hydroponics mean ?
Hydroponics is a way to skip the soil, sub in a different material to support the roots of the plant, and grow crops directly in nutrient-rich water.
Most types of Hydroponic techniques are
1. Wick System
2. Water Culture
3. Ebb and Flow (Flood and Drain)
4. Drip Systems
5. N.F.T. (Nutrient Film Technology)
6. Aeroponic Systems
Hydroponics is an effective method for growing plants that places the plants in a water solution that’s rich in nutrients. Instead of using soil to grow the plants, the roots of the plants come into direct contact with the nutrient-rich solution. The plants will also have access to a substantial amount of oxygen, which helps to facilitate growth. The primary advantage of using hydroponics to grow plants is that it allows for a much quicker growth rate.
What you need mostly
Fresh water. Here we need Filtered water for a balanced pH. Most plants like water with a pH level around 6–6.5. You can adjust the acidity of your water with over-the-counter solutions found at your local hardware, garden, or hydroponic store.
Nutrients. Your plant is going to need plenty of magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and other nutrients to stay healthy and productive –– just like plants growing in the ground need healthy soil and fertilizer. When you’re growing plants without soil, this “plant food” must be included in the water that’s feeding your plants. It’s easy to buy mixtures online and in stores.
Root Support. Even though you don’t need soil, your plant’s roots still need a little something to hold on to. Typical materials include vermiculite, perlite, peat moss, coconut fiber, and rockwool. Stay away from materials that might compact (like sand) or that don’t retain any moisture (like gravel).
Light. If you’re growing your plants indoors, you might have to invest in some special lighting.
New techniques , Its growing technology So, you need to be aware of the new techniques in market always. You can subscribe to our blog for new Hydroponic techniques and doubts.
Why you have to grow in Hydroponics
More specifically, hydroponics is the method of farming where plants can be grown in nutrient-fortified water, instead of in soil. Given concerns of feeding a growing human population in a changing climate, scientists believe hydroponic technology may be able to mitigate impending food shortages.
A hydroponic garden has very minimal restrictions in terms of space and location due to its compact size and controlled growing conditions. You can grow a large number of plants in a hydroponic arrangement compared to the open f