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What is Hydroponics? How does it work?

Hydroponics is a method of growing vegetables in a water based, mineral nutrients rich solution. It does not use soil. Vegetables roots take all the nutrients needed for the plant directly from the nutrients solution (water + mineral nutrients).

It’s all about enriching water with the very same nutritive salts found in nature. It’s about creating and maintaining a “nutrient solution” that is perfectly balanced for your plants.

How vegetables can grow without the soil mechanical support?

In absence of soil, different kind of soilless medium (substrates) are utilized by farmers to give their plants a sort of support. Few example of substrates are: Rockwool, Perlite/Vermiculite, Expanded clay pellets, Sand, Gravel, Coconut fiber, Oasis cubes and polyurethane Grow Slabs or polyurethane foam.

In the following articles, we will see all the advantages of hydroponics and how does hydroponics works. We will also analyse different kind of soilless growing medium.

  • Hydroponics How it works What is Hydroponics

    What is Hydroponics?   Hydroponics definition The word “hydroponics” is derived from Greek and it’s formed by two words. “Hydro” which means “water” and “Ponos” which means “work”. Growing plants hydroponically means growing vegetables with the only help of the water. Without water, life on earth would not exist and so hydroponics! In few words, [...] Continue Reading
  • Advantages of Hydroponics Advantages of Hydroponics

    Hydroponics is a method of growing vegetables in a water based, mineral nutrients rich solution. It is all about enriching water with the very same nutritive salts found in nature. It’s about creating and maintaining a "nutrient solution" that is perfectly balanced for your plants. Hydroponics does not use soil. Vegetables roots take all the nutrients [...] Continue Reading