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DIY Home Hydroponics

DIY Home Hydroponics

DIY Home Hydroponics

Are you excited about what you've read so far about hydroponic gardening? Ready to start you own hydroponic garden and put theory into practice? Here, we'll compare the benefits and drawbacks to the different types of hydroponics system, and we'll discuss what kinds of plants can be grown at home using these systems.

When designing a home hydroponics system, it's generally recommended that a medium be used. This tends to support the use of either a flood and rain or wick system. While a wick system is incredibly cheap and simple to use, it's hard...


Hydroponic Equipment

Hydroponic Equipment

Hydroponic Equipment

Yesterday we looked at the different type of hydroponic systems, let's take a look at some of the tools and accessories that work to complement the various systems

The most important part of any hydroponic system is, of course, the nutrient solution used. Hydroponic nutrient solutions are readily available from our website or store and are composed of a blend of such nutrients as nitrogen, potassium, calcium, magnesium and other minerals. Different nutrient solutions are used depending on what type of plants you're trying to grow, what system you're using and what mediums, if any, you're working with.

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What is hydroponics?

What is hydroponics?

What is hydroponics?

 

If you've ever placed a plant clipping into a glass of water in the hopes that it will develop roots, you've practiced in a form of hydroponics. Hydroponics is a branch of agriculture where plants are grown without the use of soil. The nutrients that the plants normally derive from the soil are simply dissolved into water instead, and depending on the type of hydroponic system used, the plant's roots are suspended in, flooded with or misted with the nutrient solution so that the plant can derive the elements it needs for growth.

The term hydroponics...