When it comes to planting, many individuals realize that it takes the seed that is to be planted, soil and water. In addition, it takes sunlight or another artificial source of heat.
To accomplish the process, the seed is planted in the ground, watered and subjected to the heating source. Through this process the essence of the plant contained in the seed breaks forth, sprouts takes root and grows. This growing process continues as the plant obtains the essential nutrients through the soil and in conjunction with the proper amounts of water and light.
However, due to the lack of these essential items and population growth globally, other planting systems need to be discovered or improved upon. One of those systems is a plant hydroponics system.
Therefore, in order to be knowledgable about this plant hydroponics system, it is important to know what hydroponics is, how this plant hydroponics system works and its advantages.
A plant hydroponics system is a process that helps to facilitate the growth of plants from seeds. Specifically, the word hydroponics is derived from two Greek words. Those two Greek words are hydro and phonics. Hydro is Greek for water and phonics means labor.
Therefore, hydroponics literally means “water labor.” Subsequently, a plant hydroponics system means one in which the nutrient process is accomplished by the water.
This is accomplished as the water that interacts with the root system of the plant is infused with the proper percentage of needed nutrients. Those nutrients include calcium, phosphate, magnesium, etc. The power of the plant hydroponics system is that the nutrients found in the water are easily absorbed by the root system because they are delivered through an easily absorbable medium or water.
There are several advantages associated with utilizing a plant hydroponics system. One of those advantages is the production of a crop when there is no or limited availability of fertile soil. This is particularly helpful in those parts of the world that are arid in nature. Examples of this type of terrain can be found in the Southwestern part of The United States or in the mid-East.
Also, if a person lives in a high-rise building or has limited property available for crop growth, hydroponics can be especially useful.
The only other feature that is needed to promote growth using a plant hydroponics system is utilizing the equivalent properties of the sun in regard to the needed growth. However, this can be easily remedied through the use of a plant lighting and hydroponics system. A good system will emit more light in the blue and red spectrum. Light in these two spectrums is very conducive to plant growth.