Hydroponics gardening refers to the process of growing plants without soil. The plants that can be grown using this practice are those that do not form extensive root systems. Instead of soil, a sterile growing media is used to supply all the nutrients and minerals the plant needs to have.
Facts about Hydroponics Gardening
Unlike the typical gardening method, hydroponics gardening has its unique way to grow plants. Aside from the uniqueness of the process, there are surprising facts about it.
Water Efficiency. What’s good about hydroponics gardening is that it is 90% water saving compared to the typical soil-based plants. No water has been put on waste as it has been delivered directly to the root zone. The little evaporation that takes place is great for grasses and native plants that serve as the beneficiary of this discarded hydroponic water.
Faster growth. Plants are likely to grow easily using the hydroponics method. Since the proper amount of water has been supplied directly, it allows oxygen to reach the root easily. As a result, it has been penetrated well resulting in fast growth.
Healthier plants. The portion of water and minerals given to soil-based plants might not go straight to the roots of the plants. Through hydroponics, a sufficient amount of the needed nutrients is there. Also, there is minimal or no need at all for pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides for this method. In a way, it also saves the environment as most pesticides deliver negative effects. Too, there are no foreign weeds present to them that will share and get nutrients.
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Reduced potential for diseases and pests. Since there is no soil present, there is only a minimal chance for plants to have pests and diseases. Since sufficient nutrients and minerals are there, plants being grown develop stronger immune systems.
Easy transplanting. Hydroponic plants can simply be transplanted. Especially when plants are most matured, it will be an easy job to transplant them by cutting the leaves so they can start anew.
Grow indoors. Another good thing about the hydroponic plant is that it grows indoors easily in a year-round temperature.
No to soil erosion. Since the typical soil gardening eroded soil on earth, the hydroponic system says no to it – simply because it doesn’t use soil at all.
Can grow in small spaces. There is no need for a wide garden and space for hydroponic plants. More plants can be grown in the same area, unlike traditional soil farming.
There are lots of surprising facts about hydroponics gardening, making it a good choice for most gardeners. Even simple home growers prefer this method due to the amazing benefits it has for both plants and our environment.
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