Hydroponics Growing: – Steps To Follow

April 20, 2012
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Hydroponics

Hydroponics is the method of growing plants sans soil under controlled environment. Starting a hydroponic garden is not hard, as long as you plan and prepare for the task. A few weeks before planting, you need to decide what you want to grow with your system and accordingly you have to prepare seedlings for your hydroponic growing. Moreover, you have to decide how many plants you want to grow and estimate the size of the area according to your needs. To set your own garden, you need pump, garden watering system, and 100 to 150 liter drum to house the nutrient solution.

To start your garden, you need to take out the seedlings from their respective pots and wash them carefully to remove the soil from roots. Next, place your clean seedlings in the growing medium such as perlite, rockwool, coir clay balls, or NFT channeling. Prepare a hydroponic solution of nutrients and water by maintaining pH level between 5.5 and 6. Maintain the grow room temperature between 75 to 80 degree F. Always try to place your plants somewhere they can get sufficient amount of light and air, otherwise it is essential to supply plenty of artificial lights.

You need to create an ideal environment for your hydroponic plants by maintaining the humidity level properly. The ideal humidity for a normal hydroponic plant should be around 50 percent. You need to keep the pests away from your hydroponic plants with the help of hydroponic gardening supplies to get a healthy garden. Hydroponic gardening supplies are mostly pest free and therefore there is no need to use any chemical pesticides. The growth rate on a hydroponic plant is 30 to 50 percent faster than a soil plant, grown under the same conditions. Hydroponic crops are fed with all essential nutrients required for growth without exposing them to harmful toxins, pesticides, and pathogens.

Updated: April 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm

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