Hydroponic Gardening – Cultivation of plants

Post On: March 9, 2020
By: Anna Marissax

Hydroponic gardening – Cultivation of plants in a nutrient solution rather than in soil.

Hydroponic gardening is a method of growing plants without soil. Instead of having to compete with other plants for nutrients in the soil, hydroponic plants thrive on a nutrient solution that is administered directly and which contains all the necessary minerals. Hydroponic gardening also cuts down on the amount of weeding and digging that is compulsory with soil gardening. Overall, hydroponic gardening gives you more control over the temperature, the light, the water, the nutrient intake, and the pests which affect your non-hydroponic gardening techniques.

Hydroponic gardening is an easy, environmentally-friendly way to grow a wide variety of healthy plants in a relatively small space. The benefits of hydroponic gardening include:

1. With hydroponic gardening, plants grow more rapidly then plants in soil because it has direct access to essential plant nutrients and water and other plants don’t have to compete for nutrients as plants in soil do.

2. Indoor hydroponic gardening is possible year-round.

3. With hydroponic gardening, plants are grown in a relatively disease-free, pest-free medium.

4. With hydroponic gardening, plants can be grown in small spaces – in closets, on apartment balconies, on kitchen counters, and in classrooms.

5. With hydroponic gardening, plant roots are fixed to the grow medium or grow tray, by its roots giving them unlimited access to nutrients. This results in plants that yield superior vegetables and flowers with smaller roots, compared to plants grown in soil.

6. Hydroponic gardening makes gardening possible in low soiled areas, rocky terrains and small spaces like apartment balconies.

7. Hydroponic gardening makes gardening possible indoors with artificial lighting.

8. Hydroponic gardening demands less labor – no digging, soil maintenance or weeding is required.

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