Do you wish to fulfill your desire to grow plants and produce without getting your hands dirty? If you do, you will be happy to know that we have a solution perfect for you – Hydroponics.
Hydroponic gardening has been around for many years, with multiple people all over the world reaping the fabulous advantages, however it has recently become apparent that there’s still a wealth of people unsure about what hydroponics gardening actually consists of, and how it works. In line with this, today we are going to cover some of the basics, with the hope of persuading some to take up the highly rewarding gardening style.
What is hydroponics?
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants and produce which eliminates the need for soil. Many conventionally gardeners believe that soil is vital component when it comes to growing plants, however in reality soil does not contribute anything to plant growth. Hydroponic growing instead of using soil utilises nutrient rich solutions, allowing plants to get the nutrients and minerals that they need to grow directly, instead of them having to search through copious amount of soil. Hydroponics allows for the perfect growing conditions to be created, and allows for gardeners not only to keep their hands clean but also stay warm –This is because hydroponic growing can take place indoors.
Is hydroponics growing complicated?
Many people who haven’t tested hydroponic growing for themselves are under the impression that it is incredibly complicated, however in many cases it can be so easy and even children are able to grow plants in this way. Of course growing on a larger scale is harder than growing a few plants at home, but just like conventionally growing it is as hard as you make it. When starting off, it is advisable to choose plants that are easy to grow, and that don’t take too long so that you can get the hang things. The majority of hydroponic equipment suppliers are happy to give advice and guidance free of charge.
What is needed to start growing hydroponically?
To start growing hydroponically, only a few things are needed, these things are; a hydroponics system, hydroponic nutrients, an inert hydroponic growing medium, a light source, timers and last but not least plants. You might think that this all sounds expensive, but once you have bought the equipment, unless anything breaks, you should only have to purchase nutrients and plants going forward – as well as any updates to your set-up that you want.
Hopefully this information is enough to convince some to make the growing transition, however if you still have any doubts, we advise that you do more research regarding hydroponics online! Go ahead and take the plunge, we know that you won’t regret it.