As dynamic as studies will reveal, the culturing of plants is still to come with a number of variations in the growing of plants and their care. The growing of plants on other mediums like sand, stone, and liquid, other than the traditional soil is referred to as hydroponics. What will be a necessary addition to these alternative mediums is the addition of nutrients to facilitate the growth of the plants.
Hydroponics is a word blended or coined from the two Latin terms, Hydro and Ponos, meaning water and works respectively. Hydroponic gardens are actually being appreciated the world over due to the boosted yields of the plants grown on them and as well boosted growth rates all given the fact that these plants in the hydroponic gardens will have nutrients and oxygen, all basic elements for their growth and production supplied to the plants directly unlike the traditional soil gardens.
Hydroponic gardening will be greatly beneficial as a gardening alternative in comparison to the traditional soil gardens for several more reasons and we look at some of them below.
Hydroponic gardens will enable efficient use of the available space for plant since it will allow you to grow a larger number of plants as compared to the common gardening methods. The roots of plants in a hydroponic garden will enjoy a direct supply of oxygen and nutrients which stands as a main benefit of the gardens since with these, one can be sure to have the highest supply of these essentials to guarantee a high production. Plants in a hydroponic garden will as well be possibly stacked as a means to increase on space efficiency. In a hydroponic garden, you will be able to even better control nutrient levels as compared to the soil gardens.
The hydroponic system which can be used for the growth of plants in these gardens are so many. The Nutrient Film Technique is one of the most common techniques of hydroponic gardening which will see you growing the plants with their roots suspended in water with no other growing medium. The other systems include the Drip systems, the Wick system, the Ebb and Flow system amongst many others.
It is of course important to ensure that your hydroponic garden plants are receiving enough light for their growth as it is often the case with other plant gardens. For most indoor growers, the one common mistake they often make is that they often will provide the plants with inadequate light, by trying to cover as wide an area with the available light.