by on 04/07/10 at 5:51 pm
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have delicious, ripe fruits and vegetables any time of the year that you wanted them, not just when the weather allows you to grow them? This is entirely possible with the flexibility offered in the use of indoor hydroponics grow systems. There are different types of setups available for hydroponics systems, so you can choose the ones that are easiest for you to operate and will provide the results you want in your plants. You can find all of these available as hydroponics kits, which include all the hardware you need to get started right away with hydroponic gardening.
One factor that all hydroponics systems have in common is that the plants do not grow in soil; instead, they grow in a growing medium. All hydroponics systems are also used in conjunction with grow lights so that plants have adequate light for superior growth results.
One popular type of growing system related to the hydroponics system is the aeroponics grow method. This type of indoor gardening relative to the hydroponics system uses no growing medium at all, but instead the plant crowns are suspended in the air, and misters gently bring nutrient, or plant food, to the plants’ roots. With this much exposure to air, the plants typically have very rapid growth. Also, because there is no growing medium used, plants can be grown without pesticides, just as in hydroponics, because the environment is naturally without diseases that can commonly affect plants grown in soil outdoors.
A hydroponics system you will want to explore is the ebb and flow style of hydroponics. These hydroponic growing systems use plants that are grown in growing medium and are placed in a tray. Below this tray is a reservoir filled with liquid nutrient. A pump is used to flood the upper tray holding the plants at regular intervals, so the roots can access the nutrient, and then the pump is on a timer, so that before it overflows the upper tray, it drains back down into the reservoir.
Many indoor gardeners enjoy using the hydroponics system called deep water culture. The plant is suspended over a basin filled with liquid nutrient so that the roots stay in the liquid. The solution is also oxygenated in this type of hydroponics system so that the roots receive the proper amount of air as well as fertilizer.
All of these aforementioned hydroponics grow systems are available as hydroponics kits. These offer all the hardware components that you will need to set up any of these three systems, so that your plants will flourish under the hydroponics system that you choose.
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