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If you’re looking for information about Hydroponics, Hydroponic DIY Projects, some good Hydroponic Gardening Help, Organic Gardening, plus some good old fashioned Gardening and Planting Ideas, then you’ve come to the right place!

In the next few moments, you’ll find out that this site on Hydroponics and Gardening is all you need to start on this rewarding way to help save the earths resources through efficient ideas and DIY Projects for the home and garden.

Hydroponics For Beginners

Hydroponics is a method that uses a plant growing technique utilizing mineral and nutrient solutions. Many people in different countries are using this method because it results in better and more nutritious vegetation, and is also an earth saving way to produce a healthy food source through the use of less land and water and a lot less soil pollution. 

 Here Is A Short Video On A Hydroponic ‘EB & Flow’ System One Of Several Different Methods Of Hydroponic Gardening:

 

 

Advantages of Using Hydroponics

1. There is no need for soil, and the water stays within the system and could be reused. Because of this, there is a lower expense in using water.

2. It is possible to manipulate the entire nutrition level, so there is a lower cost in plant nutrition. The process is also without nutrition pollution because of the regulated system. thus it is safe for the environment.

3. It has high and stable yields. Maladies and pests can be eliminated easily because the containers of the plants are portable. Harvesting is easier and vegetation grows healthier, and they are more edible and nutritious.

Some concerns that this Hydroponic Web-Site will help walk you through:

Soil must be used as buffer so the hydroponic system won’t fail because it will lead to fast death to vegetation. Other disadvantages are pathogen attacks like damp off because of the Verticillium wilt that is caused by high levels of moisture, as well as the over watering of vegetation that are soil based.

Some hydroponic plants need various containment systems and fertilizers.It has a few disadvantages. Because there is no soil used in this system, any failure in the system will lead to plant death rapidly.

Hydroponics today is a branch of agronomy. The progress is rapid and the output in different nations proved that Hydroponics is practical to have. The process can be used in places where gardening and in-ground agriculture are not feasible.

Understand the Two Different Classifications of Hydroponics

Two major classifications of hydroponics are medium culture and solution culture. The method of medium culture has a hard medium intended for the roots. It is named according to the classification of the medium such as rockwool culture, gravel culture, and sand culture. The solution culture doesn’t have a hard medium but only the nutrient solution. The major types are aeroponics, continuous flow solution culture, and static solution culture.

Why Hydroponics?

Hydroponically grown foodstuffs taste better. They are also more nutritional. You can change the food properties and monitor the elements that are used to grow them, thus there is less pollution.

It is spacious. Hydroponics is great for people who don’t have a large backyard. Through proper plant selection, pests will be hindered from destroying the plants. It is highly suggested to plant citronella because the oils of this plant will shun mosquitoes and other pests.

The design isn’t that glamorous but it is easy to do and maintain, especially for people who are just starting out with little money.

Advancements in Using Hydroponics

The pest problems are lessened, and nutrients are consistently fed into the roots, thus there is a high productivity in using hydroponics. Though, vegetation growth could be limited because of low carbon dioxide levels and minimal light exposure.

Learn the Basics of Planting

It doesn’t matter if a person has a green thumb or not. He must learn the fundamentals of planting to have a higher rate of possible success. Among the factors that he needs to learn are determining the proper environment, choosing a planting method, choosing a medium, lighting, nutrients, testing equipment, having  good water, and optional accessories.

Agnes Williams is the author of Hydroponics 101 and is a learning experiance based on her own trials and experiments with Hydroponic Gardening. You will learn as she learned, from the bottom up in an easy to understand, illustrated format. She not only covers the basics for home Hydroponics, she also touches on the commercial end as well.

Jonathan White is the author of the very popular internet publication Food 4 Wealth.

Because Hydroponic and Organic Gardening are so closely related I believe this addition to the site will be worth your consideration.

Also I believe some of us like to get some real dirt under our finger nails to get us “back to nature”.

This site does not stop there.

We have a couple more programs for those of you who do not have a lot of Gardening Space or not a lot of Gardening “know how”.

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And last, however not least, we have a library of DIY Books to get your gardening hobby off to a good start, or supplement the expert in growing ideas.

Between the articles and programs this site has to offer, we feel you can enter or expand the Gardening experience that is extremely rewarding.

Lets Get Started with a Another Simple Hydroponic Project

Following is a simple Hydroponic Project you can try out for a not much money. While a little primative compared to what Agnes Williams will be showing you in her book, it will none the less get your “feet wet” in the art of hydroponics.

Hydroponics is a method used to grow plants using nutrients from mineral solutions. It is done in water, with no soil or in an aquatic established medium. Terrestrial plants can be planted with the roots in only the solution of minerals or in a neutral medium like mineral wool, gravel or expanded clay. An example of the use hydroponics for crop production is the floating gardens found in China and the hanging gardens in Babylon.

It is easy to have your own hydroponic garden.You can either buy or create your own from scratch. Anyone can form a new garden space if you don’t already have one.

You need several things to create one; a marking pen, six gallons of distilled water, perlite, six black plastic liner bags that are heavy duty, a craft knife, plant nutrient mixture, Styrofoam container that are used as coolers, with a deep lid cover and lettuce seedlings.

Styrofoam is a brand marked brand of closed cell produced from polystyrene foam that is made for craft applications and thermal insulation. Perlite can be described as an amorphous volcanic glass with high water content, created when obsidian hydrates. Obsidian is a type of a rock. All these items can be found at your local garden store.

First, you will line the Styrofoam container with the black lining bag. Fill it in with distilled water. Using the top part of the Styrofoam cups as templates, you need to trace six spaced circles on the Styrofoam containers deep lid cover. Please space them evenly. With the craft knife  cut small holes in the underneath of the Styrofoam cups. Put the sphagnum moss in the cups and top it with perlite, filling just under the cup’s rim. Now infix the lettuce seedling into the perlite and fill all round the seedling with the perlite. Place the lid upside down on its chest and place the cups in holes of the lids.

It would not be a bad idea to place an air stone powered by an inexpensive air pump into the water to get oxygen into the water. An air stone and pump could be purchased in the fish and aquarium section of a big box store. ( Hoping I did not have to tell you the air pump DOES NOT go into the water, just the stone connected to the pump with a plastic hose. The pump will need an electrical connection)

Finally, remember to water the seedlings everyday with the nutrient mixture. Ascertain that the water level is not high. In about 10 weeks roots from the seedlings will begin entering the container. With time, as the plant grows, pick the leaves as desired. And just like that you have your own hydroponic garden.

Remember:

Hydroponic gardening has advantages. It has high yields that are stable and it does not have pesticide damage. It is much easier to gather yield. It is easy to get rid of diseases and pests than in soil because the container is mobile. The water used can be reused because it stays in the container.

Hydroponic gardening is now the wave of days ahead. It is being studied in classes, around countries, in local horticultural societies and in universities. It has also become a hobby, because it is fun and easy to start.

You came to the right place. Enjoy looking around this gardening and energy saving web site for some great ideas and DIY projects that will help you save money for yourself and the planets resources for everyone.

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Also you can check this blog from the net:

Hydroponics Blogs University of Rochester

‘For those who enjoy gardening, a method called hydroponics is a particularly sustainable form of gardening. Hydroponics means growing plants without soil. Instead, plants’ roots grow in water with nutrient rich minerals.’