Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions

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Introduction to Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions Are you are an experienced hydroponic gardener? If not, we recommend that you buy pre-mixed hydroponic nutrient solutions. It can be difficult for a beginner to make a homemade hydroponic nutrient solution yourself. Many gardeners don’t want to go to the bother of making their own hydroponic nutrients. Ready-made hydroponic … Read more

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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Hydroponic Gardening: Past, Present and Future

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Hydroponic Gardening

Hydroponic gardening may sound like a futuristic idea but it is not. It 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 technology available today, we can grow our favorite plants, or any plant for that matter, at any time of the year. With the latest hydroponic systems along with specialized horticultural lighting, indoor gardening becomes easy and effective. If plants receive the water and nutrients they need at their roots, they can grow exceedingly well without soil. When these plants are food, they can feed the world by producing more and better quality plants than soil-based farming can produce.

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Hydroponic Air Pumps

What are Hydroponic Air Pumps? You use a hydroponic air pump to pump air into a hydroponic nutrient reservoir. Air stones inside your hydro tub convert the air into small bubbles. You connect these air stones to your air pump with an air-line tube. The bubbles produce oxygen inside your nutrient reservoir. The roots absorb … Read more

Hydroponic Growing Medium

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What is a good hydroponic growing medium? A good hydroponic growing medium has the following properties: Should be able to stay pH-neutral and buffer pH changes Hold nearly equal concentrations of air and water Able to hydrate and re-hydrate quickly Can be recycled/reused and is biodegradable Cheap and easy to obtain Lightweight and easy to … Read more