Think Like a Plant, Act Like Hydroponics
You must have heard your science teacher say something on what plants needed to grow. To your recollection they only mentioned three that is water , oxygen and light . For some reason soil was never part of the equation. You asked why since ever since you are born, depending on where it is all plants were grown on soil. Your teacher might have commended you on the question and promised to revisit it only it didn’t happen because forgetfulness set in. Though it was a while ago you definitely deserve to have your question answered. Let me introduce you to hydroponics growing.
When hydroponics is mentioned the word that should come to mind is absence of soil. If you have water, oxygen, light and nutrients then you are good to go. Instead of soil substitutes suck as rock wool, sands , gravel and vermiculite can be used. All you need is to have is a porous container to facilitate good drainage. If you are doing it indoors sodium bulbs can be of great help when it comes to lighting. All you have to do is to find crops that fit the description of whatever hydroponic growing you are planning to do and just like that you are ready to go.
The question that lingers in your mind is why choose hydroponics. The prospects of getting a thirty to fifty percent higher growth rate should at least arouse your interest. The root system is spared the hustle of searching for nutrients allowing for efficient growth. This delegates the growth function to the plant other than the root. You can say goodbye to pest, bugs and diseases on this one because the conditions for such microorganisms to exist are not provided for. The yield you are likely to get is significantly higher and much more healthier since use of pesticides is reduced significantly. Going soilless means no erosion and no pressure where land is concerned which translates to a very happy gardener, you.
If you are looking to do some gardening as a hobby then hydroponics has got you covered. Not only will you be enjoying organic plants that you’ve planted on your own but also year in year out growth. It could be a way of bringing your family together as you take on the quest to care for the garden. If you are a first timer you might find hydroponics growing more friendly as opposed to the traditional way where soils is involved. If you have always dreamt of healthy looking, mouth watering , full figured plants then hydroponics gardening will make it a reality.