Are you looking for a new way to garden? If so, you may want to learn more about hydroponics gardening. This type of gardening does not require soil, and you can garden in small spaces, including inside your own home.
Hydroponics gardening involves growing plants in a nutrient-enriched liquid. As the gardener, you’ll be able to control the amount of nutrients and oxygen that your plants will receive. You’ll need to choose plants that grow well in this type of environment in order for your garden to be successful. Vegetables like lettuce, cucumbers, and peppers are usually good choices, and you can grow a variety of herbs using hydroponics gardening as well. This way, you can add your own special touches to your dishes, and you’ll definitely taste the difference in terms of freshness.
To get started with hydroponics gardening, you can find a small hydroponics system in a garden center or online specialty store. (You can also start out by using an opaque glass container and try growing one plant. Use vermiculite to anchor the roots of the plant in the glass.)
Hydroponics gardening requires that you give your plants lots of oxygen. You can use a fish tank bubbler for smaller gardens, and the bubbler will provide the right amount of oxygen for all the plants in the garden space. Oxygen is what keeps the plants healthy and gives them their rich color. Of course, you’re going to need ‘fertilizer’ as well. There are 13 essential micronutrients and macronutrients that are needed for your plants to grow healthily, and you can find special hydroponics liquid nutrients from stores that carry the hydroponics systems. It’s also a good idea to purchase the tool(s) that you’ll need to monitor the pH solution of your fertilizer; the levels shouldn’t reach a level of more than 6.0.
After you try hydroponics gardening and decide that you like it, you can find a larger hydroponics system and grow an abundance of vegatables, herbs, and even flowers.
edited for FunctionalGardens.com