Hydroponics

By Evan Arthur

Definition

The process of growing plants in sand, gravel, or liquid, with added nutrients but without soil.

3 different types of hydroponic systems

Drip systems- You simply drop nutrient solution on the plants roots to keep them moist.

Water Culture- The plant is actually suspended in baskets right above the nutrient solution in the reservoir

Wick systems- just wicks up nutrient solution from the reservoir to the plants using the process of capillary action

different plants

Herbs, tomatoes, lettuce, Green onions, chives, catnip

3 advantages and 3 disadvantages

advantages-You can grow anywhere, Harvesting is easier, You can grow year round

disadvantages- Constant supervision is required, Putting together a hydroponic system isn’t cheap, Production is limited compared to field conditions

sources-http://www.homehydrosystems.com/hydroponic-systems/systems.html