HYDROPONICS

By: Reed Hedrick

Definition

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

Different Hydroponics Systems

Aeroponics: Aeroponics is a hydroponics method by which the roots are misted with a nutrient solution while suspended in the air.

Wicking: Wicking is the easiest method of hydroponics.

Ebb and Flow: An ebb and flow is a classic hydroponic system.

Pictures Of These Systems

different plants

Cauliflowers

Eggplants

Potatoes

ADVANTAGES

Through hydroponic growing, plants can be grown anywhere as long as their growth requirements meet.

It uses 1/20 the water than of traditional gardening.

There are no soil setup or testing hassle.

Disadvantages

Initial set up cost is high.

It requires constant supervision.

If there was a power outage, you would have to manually water your plants.