Hydroponic Gardening: An Introduction
hydroponics- the choice is yours
I have often said that anyone can garden. Why, because I believe it; if you want to grow plants, no matter what kind, with enough determination you will find a way.
You may have to do some research; contact and consult with an expert and be prepared to spend a few bucks but it can be done.
When I say a few bucks, I mean a few, nothing is free, but gardening does not have to be expensive. You can hire a landscape designer to create your garden or you can go to the public library and check out a few books.
The choice is yours and that is the beauty of it all choice; if you want to garden you can.
Hydroponic gardening is an ideal way for people who do not have enough space to lay out a garden or who do not want to deal with soil to grow, herbs, flowers and vegetables. Hydroponic uses mineral solutions instead of soil as the growing medium.
There are several basic types of hydroponic systems and you will select the one that best suits your resources and needs.
Plants need light so, as with plants that are grown in soil, your hydroponic plants will need a light source.
If you are lucky enough to have a space with enough natural sunlight that is excellent.
However, if you need to rely on artificial lightening there are a number of choices available.
If you are new to hydroponic growing, I suggest that you start small and get to know the ropes before expanding your operation. People learn best by doing and then by applying what they learn to their efforts.
The ten gallon fish tank hydro garden that is featured in the video is a low cost way of becoming familiar with hydroponics and keeping your investment low. This system could be an ideal way to keep yourself in salad greens throughout the years. A cut and come again garden right in your kitchen, now that is handy and healthy.
There are also a number of complete systems that are available from various dealers. I have not used any of them but some are relatively inexpensive, especially when you consider that for very little effort you can grow herbs and greens on a counter-top in the kitchen. Right where you need them.
Before buying a system do some basic research to see if it does what it claims to do. Also consider how much food the system will produce; are you getting a good return?
On the other hand, the fun of being able to grow whatever you like indoors all year round may outweigh or amplify any thoughts/ considerations about yield.
Herb can be especially prolific in an indoor hydroponic system and flowers all year round have their own reward.
So when you make your final decision the best course of action could eb to determine what you want to grow; how much you want to grow and whether or not you want to do-it-yourself or buy a system?
What is important is that if you want to garden hydroponics is another way to help you realize that desire.
small but effective
- Homemade Hydroponics - Get Growing With a Homemade Hydroponics System
If you would like to know how to build a homemade hydroponics system, the first thing to know is that it is simple and inexpensive. The second is, what type of system to build? There are several to choose from, each with advantages and disadvantages.
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I am not talking about growing hydroponically which is an option but using natural light to keep your family supplied in some fresh produce all year round.