If you think about it, soil serves two main purposes:
Securing plants from hazards above the ground
Providing nutrients that a plant needs to continue growing.
Hydroponics takes these two purposes and performs both more efficiently, resulting in a beautiful flourishing garden.
Not convinced yet? Let’s discuss how Hydroponics works.
Now you may be thinking, how can a plant grow without soil? Well, plants grown using a hydroponic system, are supported by a “net pot”. A net pot is a small webbed plastic container. This effectively helps the plant roots grow toward a nutrient-rich solution below.
Eliminating soil and allowing plants to grow directly in this nutrient-rich environment means plants grown hydroponically flourish. Plants grown this way can efficiently soak up more nutrients from the water, than what they would when planted in soil.
In summary, the main advantages of growing with a soil-less system are faster grow times, more substantial plants, & extra flavoursome, fragrant yields that can be grown indoors or out!
Now that you’re convinced that Hydroponics is the best option for you, here’s what you’ll need to get started.
Getting your Hydroponic system up and running requires only a couple of easily accessible materials:
- PVC pipe to be made into growing tubes
- Net Pots to hold your plants
- Tank to be filled with nutrient-rich water which sits underneath the growing tubes
- A pump which will sit in the tank to bring the nutrients to your plants
- Manifold or smaller PVC pipes to carry the nutrient water from the tank to the plants
Now we’ve covered all the basics you’re ready to go out and get that garden started!