Hydroponics Systems

By: Sydni Bednarski

3 Different Types of Hydroponic Systems

3 hydroponic systems are Drip System, Ebb & Flow, and N.F.T. Drip systems are one of the most widely used types of hydroponic systems around the world, both for home growers as well as commercial growers alike. That's mainly because it's an easy concept and needs few parts, but yet it's a very versatile and effective type of hydroponic system. The way a drip system works is just like it sounds, you simply drip nutrient solution on the plants roots to keep them moist. Flood and Drain (Ebb and Flow) systems are very popular with home hydroponic growers for many reasons. Plants grow very well in flood and drain systems. The flood and drain system works basically like it sounds, by simply flooding the plants root system with nutrient solution. Only periodically rather than continuously. The N.F.T. system (Nutrient Film Technique) is quite popular with home hydroponic growers as well. However N.F.T. systems are best suited for, and most commonly used for growing smaller quick growing plants like different types of lettuce. Along with growing lettuce, some commercial growers also grow different types of herbs and baby greens using N.F.T. systems.

6 Different plant that you can grow with Hydroponics

6 different types of plants that you can grow with hydroponics are beans, celery, strawberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, and radishes.
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3 Advantages of using hydroponics

  • Crops can be grown were soil is unsuitable
  • reduced plant disease
  • more control.

3 disadvantages of using hydroponics

  • The price is higher
  • deeper knowledge is needed
  • needs more attention.
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