Hydroponics

By: Chase Riggs

Hydroponics definition

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

Types of systems

Water culture- An air pump supplies air to the air stone that bubbles the nutrient solution and supplies oxygen to the roots of the plants.


Wick system- The nutrient solution is drawn into the growing medium from the reservoir with a wick.


Ebb & flow - The Ebb and Flow system works by temporarily flooding the grow tray with nutrient solution and then draining the solution back into the reservoir.

plants you can grow with hydroponics

  • Basil
  • Catnip
  • Dill
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary

Advantages

  • Good for people that live in condos and apartments.
  • No weeds involved
  • No hard labor

Disadvantages

  • Needs a lot of attention
  • Building a system is very expensive
  • If disease appears it affects every one of the other plants around them
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