Hydroponics is nothing but growing plants in organic ways using water, growing medium [Read more…]
These are strains of bacteria designed to work together with your plant to increase nutrient uptake and the health of your plants. Here are just a few of the many beneficial things the right kind of bacteria can do for you in your hydroponics systems.
Nitrogen is one of the most crucial elements for plant growth. It is plentiful in the air but, unfortunately, isn’t generally usable for plants until converted into ions.
Plants don’t have the ability to make [Read more…]
If you are looking for one of the most efficient hydroponic techniques to grow plants, aeroponic systems of growing plants would be the perfect choice for you. The process is accomplished by spraying a nutrient solutions to the roots of plants without using any growing medium. The biggest benefit of using aeroponics system is the incredible use of limited space. In aeroponics systems, the plants grow with the roots suspended in a misted solution of nutrients. There are varieties of plants that you can grow in an aeroponic system. Growing [Read more…]
There are different types of disease that can threaten your hydroponic garden. However, plant pandemics in a hydroponics garden are much less frequent than in a conventional soil garden because there is no dirt to grow bacteria. It is mostly a sterile environment. Plants can be more vulnerable to pathogens if weakened by environmental conditions such as too much shade, extreme hot, high humidity or crowded conditions. Read about the plant growth enhancers that helps in better yields! If you get a pest infestation in your hydroponic garden, the first means of defense is identifying the type of pest.
Let’s check some common hydroponic plants diseases and [Read more…]
Hydroponic gardening is the technique of growing plants without using soil in a nutrient media which is hydrophilic in nature. So as the definition says, nutrients are practically the backbone of hydroponic systems. Without basic nutrition, a hydroponic garden will have no chance of survival. Since there is no soil which can act as a source of nutrients, the medium in which hydroponic plants are growing should contain accurate amount of minerals, vitamins, and primary, secondary, and trace nutrients.
Accuracy of nutrients in hydroponics systems is important because otherwise every stage of plant growth will be [Read more…]
The nutrient value of lettuces and the ease of growing them hydroponically make it a preferred choice of many home gardeners. Hydroponics is done in a soilless environment, which means it is clean to handle and work with. Lettuces are [Read more…]
Before you opt for hydroponics, it is important to understand as to why hydroponic growing is better and, in some cases, the only option for farming. Hydroponics means ‘water-working’ i.e. growing plants in nutrient solution, without soil. [Read more…]
Growing hydroponic chillies from seeds require basic information about the plant species and some effort. By using techniques like hydroponics your chili plants will grow more quickly due to easy availability of requisite nutrients producing greater and higher quality yields. Chilies can be grown from seeds just like any other plant. For two to three weeks before planting, seeds should be kept at 75 F to enhance the germination process. You can use one stonewool or rockwool cube per seed for germination, which generally takes around 10-12 days. These rockwool cubes should be presoaked for 24 hours and drained before planting. Keep these cubes wet by using a grow nutrient formula of half strength and pH between 5.5 and 6.0 at a [Read more…]
DIY hydroponic systems can be little hard on your pockets, so you must be well prepared to spend that extra few bucks on quality products. First, you have to be familiar with the principle of hydroponics and hydroponic systems and then gather required equipment for setting up your own hydroponic garden. You can use some informative instruction booklet or some credible websites, the idea is you should be thorough and clear with the concepts on how hydroponic systems work. You can choose from a variety of hydroponic systems like Nutrient Film Technique (NFT), Ebb and Flow for homemade hydroponic system. NFT injects a thin layer of nutrient solutions over the root zone of your plants whereas Ebb and Flow temporarily [Read more…]