by: Nicholas A. potts
what hydroponics mean
Hydroponics means: the cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil; soil-less growth of plants.
one way of hydroponics
- one way is the wick system.The wick system is the simplest of all six types of hydroponic systems.It doesn't have any moving parts, thus it doesn't use any pumps or electricity.it basically just wicks up nutrient solution from the reservoir to the plants using the process of capillary action. Meaning it sucks up water to the plants through the wick like a sponge.
- Water Culture systems are about the simplest of all six types of hydroponic systems. While technically simple, they are still very effective for growing plants hydroponically. Not only do a lot of home hydroponic growers really like using water culture systems, but many commercial growers use this type of system on a large scale as well.
- EPPand flow is easy to understand, build and maintain. It's versatile and can accommodate pots of any size, or even rock-wool blocks. potted plants are arranged on a drain table or "growing bed" which can hold a few inches of water. Periodically, nutrient solution is pumped in, flooding the holding bed.You can grow four- 6” to 8” pots or several smaller plants.
what kind of plans con you grow with hydroponics?
hydroponics, you can grow just about anything, including most house plants, flowering plants, vegetables, several different kinds of fruits and many different kind of herbs.
you can grow Artichokes,Asparagus, Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts,Cabbage, Carrots, and Cauliflowers. you can grow a lot more that what i just listed.
3 good things about hydroponics
some are that Hydroponically grown plants can be provided with the exact amount of water needed – not a drop more, not a drop less. Also it helps people having to deal with the soil and fertilizer it is cheaper to do than having a big garden and having to deal with having to till the soil.
3 bad things about hydroponics
some bad things are that the plant does not get the nutrients as if you planted them in the soil. also it grows more healthy than hydroponics. also it sells for more noney if it is planted in soil.