Therefore, there are many of the methods that are commonly used for the growth of the plants. However, hydroponics is a technique in which soil is not used whether nutrients and water are used. Furthermore, due to the hydroponic system, the plants and vegetables grow faster and year-round. The rate of production or yield of the plants exceeds than the normal routine. However, the whole process includes less space and there will be conservation of soil and water. Many people are well aware of this technique and know that this system is the ideal solution for the growth of more plants in less time duration. Furthermore, if the gardener does not have open air space for gardening, then this method is a suitable process. Moreover, the outdoor gardening plot is not compulsory for the whole process. Therefore, there are several factors that the gardener have to control throughout the growing process.
Such factors are as follows:
Furthermore, there are three systems which are suitably used by the beginners. Such systems are enlisted as:
Water culture system
Ebb and flow system
Furthermore, two more advanced systems are introduced to make the feasibility of the hydroponic system better. Such two latest and advanced techniques are:
Nutrient film technique
Moreover, green plants are easy to grow with the help of the hydroponic system. Some of the green plants include:
However, fruiting plants like:
Detailing of the systems
Three major systems of hydroponic techniques are briefly described as follows:
The wick system
This is the mechanically simplest technique. Hence there are no moving parts or electrical component which can be used in this technique. However, this simple system is not suitable and ideal for the plants which need more water to grow like lettuce and tomatoes. Therefore, such plants need nutrient solution faster as compared to the wick system. Therefore, this system is best for microgreens, herbs and peppers.
Water culture (Raft) system
This system is also a simple system to set up. This system needs plants which are placed in a Styrofoam platform. Moreover, this platform floats on the top of the reservoir with the nutrient-enriched water. In this system, unlike the wick system, it is needed to aerate the water. Furthermore, very few of the plants can grow in this system like lettuce. Not more plants are suitable to be grown in this system.
Drip system (ebb and flow system)
There is a system in this technique to grow plants that there is a timer which controls the submersion of the water pump. In this system, the nutrients are dripped in a small line. Although, the excess solution can be reused and not wasted at any cost. Therefore, there are enough nutrients for the plant to grow well. The non-recovery system of the plant should be focused to keep it simple as it is.
Benefits of hydroponic farming
Hydroponics is considered as a simple and easy way to grow plants. However, the production of the plants will be increased with the help of this farming. Some major benefits of hydroponics farming are as follows:
This farming saves space.
Water conservation will be ensured that the water will recirculate and the consumption will be reduced. Water will be evaporated, rolled away and the puddles will be making it unstable.
There will use few chemicals in this system.
The growth will be faster.
Although, the nutrients will be controlled.
Indoor growth will be without any problem.
The plant growth will be healthy.
The yields will be maximum.
There will be no soil erosion.
Also, the weeds will be less.
Dealzer Company is providing the hydroponic system.