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Have You Ever Considered Using Hydroponics?

Sep 10, 2008
If you divide the word Hydroponics into two parts - "Hydro" and "Ponics", these two will mean water and work respectively. The word actually is related to growing various plants without the usage of soil and only supplying them with a nutrient solution. There are two types of hydroponics systems. They can be closed systems and open systems.

The closed system has the same nutrient solution that is recirculated in it again and again but the concentration of the nutrient in the solution is examined as well as adjusted on a regular basis. This is not easy to keep a check on the nutrient level of the hydroponics system and sample is collected from it to check and analyze.

The composition of the solution is adjusted according to the results obtained. In the open systems, each of the irrigation cycles gets a fresh nutrient solution.

Benefits of Hydroponics

In the hydroponics system the plants are grown without the conventional method of using the soil as a nutrient factor. It is just a solution that is used to supply the plants with essential nutrients. Hydroponics is considered to be the safest and cleanest technique of horticulture. This is in fact an economic alternative to the traditional soil gardening.

There are no environmental wastes produced in this method and the nutrients are recirculated to maintain the ecological balance. As a matter of fact the plants which are grown in the hydroponics system are far healthier than the ones grown in soil.

Moreover the harmful pesticides are not used in this method and this keeps the plants natural and the fruits and vegetables produced are high in vitamins and minerals content. It consumes very less space and you can grow the plants in your store room, backyard or basement. This is quite convenient because not everybody has the provision of using a large piece of land for gardening.

What Can You Grow With The Hydroponics System?

There are no restrictions in the quantity or variety of vegetables and fruits that you can grow with this system. You can definitely grow the seasonal plants but apart from them you are free to grow the berries, vegetables and other fruits which are not in the season.

Then there are various leafy vegetables that you can grow and they will add new flavors to the garnishes and salads. The products that are grown like this are extremely rich in all nutrient content. You can also involve your kids with you in doing the hydroponics gardening as the methods are quite easy.

If you are not aware of the procedure of setting up a hydroponics system then this is a good idea to get the instruction booklets which will help you out with the step by step mechanism.
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April Kerr owns website Hydroponic Grow Lights which has details of where to buy fluorescent grow lights and LED hydroponic grow lights .
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