BEST GROWING MEDIA FOR HYDROPONIC

  There are dozens of substrates suitable for hydroponic cultivation, including organic and man-made ones, and many can act as a means for the growth of our beloved plants. On the other hand, establishing which is the best growing substrate would be like judging which is the best shoe model, etc … Different growing media may work just as well for your specific needs, the choice is more related to availability, cost and personal preference. I have listed some of the most popular growing media indicating some advantages and disadvantages…

HYDROPONIC CULTIVATION PRINCIPLES

  BASIC HYDROPONIC PRINCIPLES Plants require light, oxygen and carbon dioxide while the plant root system require water, nutrients and oxygen. When plants are grown normally in soil, water converges nutrients from the soil and carries them to the roots. Water and nutrients are absorbed by the roots to fuel plant growth. Soil drainage therefore allows you to replace water with air in the spaces between the soil grains, and provide oxygenation to the roots. With hydroponic, nutrients are dissolved in water. The soil is replaced with a growing medium…

HYDROPONICS BASIC GROWING TECHNIQUE

  This article is meant to help answer some important questions beginner growers might have when getting started, and while mastering hydroponics and different growing techniques. Most of these concepts are connected to each other, and you will need to connect to them too.  The more we know, the easier it will be to grow! BASIC HYDROPONICS PRINCIPLES Hydroponic cultivation is the method that allows plant cultivation without soil, and can be achieved using different technique that share the same fundamentals. Plants requires light, oxygen and carbon dioxide while plant…