Consider Using Hydroponic to
Grow Your Own
Vegetables and Herbs in an
Eco-Friendly Way for Consumption.
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your own food may not be as difficult as you think.
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of Eating Wholesome Food.
The word "hydroponics" was derived from the Greek words hydro, which
means "water" and ponos, which means "labor or water-working".
Hydroponics therefore is the practice of growing plants in either a
bath or flow of highly oxygenated, nutrient-enriched water.
In recent times, the definition of hydroponics has been broadened to
read "the cultivation of plants without soil”.
Other appellations for hydroponics are soilless gardening, soilless
culture and water gardening.
The most noteworthy feature of hydroponics is the lack of soil.
Hydroponics is a system by which plants are grown in water without the
use of soil. The plants are anchored in an inert medium such as gravel
or clay pellets. The roots of the plants grow downward through the
medium and take up nutrient rich water, thus excepting the need for
Hydroponics gardens take up less space than soil gardens and can be
located on a porch or patio or inside the home. They require less water
than soil gardens, as the water is recycled through the systems.
Hydroponics gardens are less susceptible to disease and pests; soil
born pests are virtually non-existent in a hydroponics garden.
Plants in a soil garden need the soil to have all the essential
nutrients. If the soil is nutritionally insufficient, the plant dies.
In hydroponics, the gardener has control over the type and amount of
nutrients individual plants receive. In hydroponics systems, the water
is continually recycled and the gardener can renew the nutrients every
two to three weeks; this maintains a steady flow of nutrients to the
Growers all over the world are using hydroponic techniques due to the
scarcity of a large water supply or fertile farmland. Home gardeners
have started to use hydroponics on a smaller scale to grow fresh
vegetables year round and to grow plants in smaller spaces, such as an
apartment, condominium or balcony.
Hydroponic gardens use less space since the roots do not have to spread
out in search of food and water. This small space requirement makes
hydroponics ideal for home gardeners, and it makes better use of space.
Soil-free hydroponic gardening offers many advantages to the home
gardener. Since a sterile medium is used, there are no weeds to remove,
and soil-borne pests and diseases are minimized, if not eliminated
Properly grown hydroponic plants also are healthier and more vigorous
because all of the necessary growth elements are readily available. The
plants can mature faster, yielding an earlier harvest of vegetable and
But, one of the biggest advantages to gardening hydroponic is the
ability to automate the entire system with a timer.
Automation reduces the actual time it takes to maintain plant growth
Automation also provides flexibility to the gardener as one can be gone
for long periods of time without having to worry about watering the
Happy hydroponic gardening!!
Nutrients for tomatoes in hydroponic system?
what kind of nutrients do i need to grow hydroponic tomatoes and other vegetables. ive seen some that are really expensive but i dont want to pay that much just for tomatoes, i know those nutrients are also used to grow more " expensive" crops, i guess that is why they are so much.i am making a setup with pvc pipes and will have a reservoir with water and whatever nutrients i need to addthank you
Will hydroponic chemicals harm fish?
We recently setup a greenhouse with one end being an aquaponic system. Our plants were slowly dying so I went ahead and added flora grow hydroponic chemicals to the system. I expected the goldfish to die but to my surprise they didn't and actually seem to be thriving along with the plants.Last night, my husband and I went fishing and caught a rather large catfish. Inside of eating it right away, we were thinking about putting it into the hydroponic system and eating it at a later date. Would the chemicals harm the fish or us when we decide to eat it?
Advice on starting up a hydroponic garden?
I recently purchased a product called the tower garden, it's a device that grows garden food using a hydroponic system. I haven't setup the tower garden yet. I'm completely a noob when it comes to gardening. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Where can I buy hydroponic supplies in Iowa?
I have a brand new Anywhere Garden Kit I ordered from AnywhereHydroponics.com. I ordered my hydroponic kit from this website in order to save money, because these same hydroponic kits sold at Home Depot are more expensive than the one I ordered off the Internet. AnywhereHydroponics.com also offered FREE SHIPPING In many parts of the U.S. like Flagstaff, AZ , hydroponic gardening has become popular, so brick and mortar hydroponic shops have sprung up as a result, but I can't seem to find a single hydroponics supply store here in Iowa. Where might the closest one be to Iowa City? Maybe in IL or MN??
How to make an aeroponic and hydroponic systems ?
I'm trying to test my green thumb and grow veggies and what not but I wanna try areoponocs and hydroponics how do I make these systems
What are the best herbs for an indoor hydroponic garden?
Fair amount of water & mild sunlight.
What kind of hydroponic light Do I need for my bonsai tree?
I live in Northern Ontario and I do not have a south facing window, plus the windows that I do have are not insulated too well. I have a ginseng ficus that is roughly a foot tall and is really starting to loose it's leaves. I'm pretty sure its not getting enough " sun" light or uv. I know that bonsais do have a dormant period they go in over winter but I just need some tips on the size of light power of light.
How long do hydroponic plants produce fruit?
I'm reading up on hydroponic growing techniques specifically tomatoes and was just wondering how long they produce fruit or veggies ? Does anyone out there have any idea?Thank you
How often should i put nutrients in my hydroponic lettuce?
Should we keep our current hydroponic heating system?
It seems new but it's not the baseboard kind it's the kind that has these rectangular boxes sticking out of the wall. I'm not too familiar with heating systems. Can someone tell me if I should replace them? Also any advantages and disadvantages of these systems? I think it's called hydroponic. It's where the heat is distributed by using pipes full of water.
Will Azomite Help In Hydroponic Siuations?
Wondering if Azomite has any effects in hydroponic situations. I notice it tends to gather in the bottom of containers, so I wasn't sure.
Hydroponic setup submerge roots in water or pump water onto roots ?
when building a hydroponic setup is it better to pump water onto the roots instead of having the roots submerged in the water ?Its a lot simpler to submerge the roots , unless its better to pump the water ?dont you need an air pump to blow air into the water if you pump the water over the roots ?
Can a 17 year old buy stuff from a Hydroponic Shop?
I need to buy a grow light for the orange tree that I'm trying to grow and I was just wondering if you have to be 18 to buy one from a hydroponics shop?
Hydroponic nutrients..any easy ways?
I am considering starting up a hydropinc set up in an aquarium. know how to make it however I am wondering If there is a formula which I mix with water so it has all of the nutrients as well as the proper ph level, and so on. I have got instructions, but they tell me to purchase a ton of stuff, I kind of think that there is probably an eaiser way,is there?
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