Think Like a Plant, Act Like Hydroponics
What a plant requires for growth must have been pointed out to you by your science teacher. You could recall that they gave water, light and oxygen as the necessary factors. There was no mention of soil as far as you could remember. 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. Fast forward to now and you are about to know why soil isn’t part of the growth process. Sharing with you what I’ve gathered on hydroponics gardening might just help answer the question.
This type of gardening is basically soil-less. Nutrients, water, oxygen and light then getting started shouldn’t be as hard. Rock wool, vermiculite, sands and gravel could be used instead soil . 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. The kind of crops that you grow should agree with the form of hydroponic gardening that you decide to go for better efficiency.
So why the campaign for hydroponics that may be what you are interested in. 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 makes the focus of growth to be lateral other than that of the root system. Pest , bugs and diseases stand little chance against your plants with hydroponics. You have your work cut out for you in as far as going green and increased productivity is concerned. The fact that its soilless means that the issue of land is taken of your back and you do not have to worry about soil erosion anymore.
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. Its also very friendly to gardeners who are just starting out whatever the case your plants will love it. The result will be healthy, voluptuous and very scrumptious plants.