What is Hydroponic Gardening?

August 4, 2009 by  
Filed under Hydroponics Gardening Basics

Can you ever imagine that plants grow without soil? Surprised by the idea but it is true. The science and technology have made the most impossible things possible. Today nothing is seemingly out of reach of science and when science joins hands with nature new innovations take place. Such an innovation is the hydroponics gardening in which the plants are grown without any soil. The nutrients that are required for the plants to grow are supplied in a solution.

The plants get the essential ingredients for growth and thus flourish and nourish. Hydroponics has given plant agriculture a whole new perspective and is giving the technology for a new innovation to feed the ever growing population of world. Even a person who does not hold much interest in cultivation would be enthralled by this concept.

In hydroponics, the nutrients are distributed to the plant by an aqueous solution in place of the soil. This art of rising plants with no use of soil helps us to cultivate an assortment of plant is whichever type of weather or climate irrespective of the geographical location.

This type of gardening takes less space as soil is not needed; you can see your plants growing faster as this technique takes less time. You need to work less hard as the toil you need to do in your garden is considerably reduced. You can save loads of water that is required to moisten and feed the soil. You can easily recycle the nutrients in the solution and also there is no problem of pests or weeds. The yield is higher with lesser wastage.

Some of the advantages of the hydroponic gardening are:

The space requirement is less and yield is higher. For instance in a hydroponic acre you can easily grow about 10000 plants while in a soil acre it can only be about 33 percent of it.

You can grow plants easily out of the plant’s native place and climatic conditions. Each kind of plant can be grown at any point of the year irrespective of its season.  There is no need for crop rotation as the nutrients do not get depleted due to absence of soil.

So there are lots of advantages of hydroponics gardening and you can easily grow plants which you like.  Hydroponic gardening has really made a difference in the field of plants cultivation and created new possibilities which will definitely increase the yield.

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