What is Hydroponics?
Hydroponics means “working water,” saying it is a growing plant without soil, just water, and minerals.
Dating back to the B.C. era to now, hydroponics integrated into every culture as a source of the way in growing food is vase qualities and areas that soil can not produce.
Many of the benefits of hydroponics include:
- The ability to produce higher yields of food than soil-based planting
- Allowing food to be grown and consumed in areas of the world that cannot support crops
- Eliminating the need for massive pesticide use
The advantage of this your plants will mature up to 25% faster and produce 30% more food than food grown in soil. In simpler terms, Within two months, your plants will mature to up six inches. Then within six months, it will be 5 feet or more.
The significant growth is because your plants do not have to work so hard to obtain nutrients. Even the smallest roots would provide what the plants needs, so the plant will focus more on the growing upstairs instead of expanding the root system.
As long as you keep careful control of your nutrient solution and P.H. levels, everything will grow in vast amounts of plenty of juicy and delicious fruits and vegetables.
There are some disadvantages:
Just like planting in the soil, there is a lot of careful hard work done, such as manging your hydroponic systems. Monitoring will take a considerable amount of time and daily tracking of your P.H. and nutrient levels.
Another, the most significant risk, is a pump failure. That can kill off your plants within hours, depending on the size of your system. They can die quickly because the growing medium CAN NOT store water like soil can, so plants are dependent on freshwater supply.
Nevertheless, that is a short amount of disadvantages. If you are careful and monitor your levels and system daily, everything will be fine!!
Hydroponics is an excellent source for all types of food. The reason, well, it gives you the ability to meticulously control the variables that affect how well your plants grow.
I know you want to grow the biggest, juiciest, and of course, yummiest plants you can imagine. Then, hydroponics is the thing and system for you.
I may seem intimidating at first, but if you take it slow and start small. Your Hydroponics system will never cease to amaze you!!!
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