Hydroponics Gardening Guide: Introduction

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What is hydroponics?

Hydroponics is part of hydroculture, the practice of growing plants only using water with a growing medium and nutrients. There is no soil involved.

With the hydroponics technology available today, we can grow our favorite plants. In fact, you can grow any plant for that matter, at any time of the year. With the latest hydroponic systems along with specialized horticultural lighting, hydroponics at home becomes easy and effective.

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How To Grow Hydroponic Fruits and Vegetables

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Hydroponic growing systems are suitable for growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. If you live in a relatively small space, like an apartment, an indoor hydroponic herb garden can be a perfect way to ensure there’s always a fresh, organic supply for your meals. Below, we provide information and guides on how to grow hydroponic fruits and vegetables for home gardeners.

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Aquaponics for Beginners

How does Aquaponics work? You combine aquaculture and hydroponics and it creates an ecosystem that passes fish water through plant bedding material. This makes aquaponics a ‘closed system’ and one where water will not be wasted.

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Aquaponic Gardening Essentials

Aquaponic gardens can give you lots of fresh vegetables and tasty fish. They are great for any home as well as for any age and occupation.  However, they will not take care of themselves! It is true that they require very little attention, but it is essential that you give them those few minutes a day every day to obtain excellent results and keep the farm producing for the long term. In this article, we give you the aquaponic gardening essentials you need to know.

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Best Indoor Hydroponic Systems

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Just because it’s not the right season or you have limited space, it doesn’t mean that your gardening must be put on hold. A hydroponic system allows you to continue your gardening activities all year round. These smaller systems are ideal for indoor use, like a countertop kitchen garden, on a window ledge or on a shelf. They can even be a great conversation starter on your desk at work.

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