Hydroponics is a clean and safe water-based technique of growing plants that offer a healthy alternative to soil based conventional ways of gardening. Vegetables grown with this hydroponic technique are fed with all plant nutrients required for growth without exposing to harmful toxins, pesticides and pathogens that are present in the soil. Hydroponically grown fruits and vegetables are healthier than their soil based counterparts, since they never come in contact soil.
The basic plant nutrients you need for your hydroponic plants are nitrogen (N) for leaf and stem growth, phosphorus (P) for root growth and potassium (K) for flowers, fruits and to maintain healthy growth of the plants. For organic hydroponics gardening, you need to supply organic hydroponics plant nutrients to your garden such as homemade organic nutrients, fish waste, readymade hydro-organic fertilizers and seaweed or kelp. In this technique of water based horticulture, you need to place your plants in growing media such as rockwool, clay pellets, foam, gravel, peat, coconut fibers and then fed with nutrients solution to make them grow properly. You need to check the pH level of your hydroponic or organic hydroponic nutrients properly that determines the plants ability to use the food efficiently. The best pH for each type of plant varies, but an ideal range for most hydroponic plants is between 5.8 and 6.2.
If you are growing plants indoor, it is important to provide plenty of lights to your hydroponic indoor garden. Always try to pick the grow lights sensibly. The growth rate on a hydroponic plant is much faster than a soil plant, grown under the same conditions. By using hydroponic products, you can expect more colorful petals, rapid growth, bigger yields, and healthier plants. As long as you maintain the proper light, temperature, nutrients, and humidity level in your garden you can grow your plants regardless of the season.
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