Hydroponics

Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture, the method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. Terrestrial plants may be grown with only their roots exposed to the mineral solution, or the roots may be supported by an inert medium, such as perlite or gravel. The nutrients in hydroponics can be from fish waste, duck manure, or normal nutrients.



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There are some crops that just do better in hydro systems, and some that you'll want to avoid even trying to grow

Tips for Growing Spinach, Endive, and Chard Using Hydroponics Tips for Growing Spinach, Endive, and Chard Using Hydroponics Tips for Growing Spinach, Endive, and Chard Using Hydroponics Tips for Growing Spinach, Endive, and Chard Using Hydroponics


Spinach, endive, and chard all have good levels of some well-researched health promoting compounds and are well worth the investment in...

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Setting Up a Kratky Hydroponics System in 6 Easy Steps Setting Up a Kratky Hydroponics System in 6 Easy Steps Setting Up a Kratky Hydroponics System in 6 Easy Steps Setting Up a Kratky Hydroponics System in 6 Easy Steps


Kratky hydroponics is a soilless growing method that is so simple in its design, it is the perfect introduction into the world of...

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Think you know the difference between food-grade and food-safe terminology? Think again! The answer isn't very clear

Can Hydroponics Lead to a Healthier Global Food Supply? Can Hydroponics Lead to a Healthier Global Food Supply? Can Hydroponics Lead to a Healthier Global Food Supply? Can Hydroponics Lead to a Healthier Global Food Supply?


Can hydroponics play a role in providing healthier food, conserving resources, and reducing emissions as the world population

Soil vs. Hydroponics: What Method Grows the Best Plants? Soil vs. Hydroponics: What Method Grows the Best Plants? Soil vs. Hydroponics: What Method Grows the Best Plants? Soil vs. Hydroponics: What Method Grows the Best Plants?


As more of our food and herbs are grown through various hydroponic techniques, the question of which is better: soil vs. hydroponics, comes...

How to Grow 4 Types of Berries Hydroponically How to Grow 4 Types of Berries Hydroponically How to Grow 4 Types of Berries Hydroponically How to Grow 4 Types of Berries Hydroponically


While hydroponic strawberries are not an uncommon crop and are relatively easy to grow, hydroponic blueberries, cranberries, and...

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Several things need to be taken into consideration when growing spices, condiments and aromatic plants for flavour and quality, such as the...

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Get the latest updates on hydroponics from these top influencers on Twitter

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The prospect of saving money and reducing waste by reusing the disposable components of your growroom is tempting, but it doesn’t come...

Hydroponic Seed Starting 101: A Primer for Beginners Hydroponic Seed Starting 101: A Primer for Beginners Hydroponic Seed Starting 101: A Primer for Beginners Hydroponic Seed Starting 101: A Primer for Beginners


Starting your seeds hydroponically has many benefits, but many people are unsure how to go about it

Will Hydroponic Crops Ever Become Organic Certified? Will Hydroponic Crops Ever Become Organic Certified? Will Hydroponic Crops Ever Become Organic Certified? Will Hydroponic Crops Ever Become Organic Certified?


Kathleen Marshall explains why certified organic hydroponically grown foods are under scrutiny

How to Boost the Calcium Levels in Your Hydroponic System How to Boost the Calcium Levels in Your Hydroponic System How to Boost the Calcium Levels in Your Hydroponic System How to Boost the Calcium Levels in Your Hydroponic System


Ah, calcium complexities. Improving calcium nutrition within the plant is not merely a simple case of dosing up with increasingly higher...

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Vertical farming is one of the hottest things to happen to agriculture, showing tremendous potential for revolutionizing the field

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Although they aren’t classified as plants, algae are comparable photosynthetic organisms that grow in the same environment as plants

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2016 was one hell of a year so far for Tom Blount, systems designer and grower at Desert Greens H2O

How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution


Sure, you could just buy a premixed nutrient solution, but where’s the fun in that? If you have some time for preparation, mixing your own...

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If you are new to maintaining a home garden, there are a handful of rookie mistakes that are easy to make. Fortunately, you don't have to...

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