Hydroponic Greenhouse Gardening 101:
A Hydroponic Greenhouse is a great way to house your Hydroponic gardening projects. Hydroponics in a nutshell is the growing of plants without soil.
Plants are resilient and as long as they have three essentials they will grow happy and healthy.
Quick side note: Bonsai gardening uses some of these same principals as well.
Three Essentials of proper plant growth:
- Light – Photosynthesis
- Air – circulation
- Water – just like all living things
In nature a plant sends their root system through the soil looking for food and nutrients.
In Hydroponic Greenhouse gardening the plant doesn't have to work so hard because the nutrients and food are fed directly to the plants root ball.
Basically it’s like us going to an all-inclusive resort, and being waited on hand and foot.
All we basically have to do is sit back, get fat conserve our energy and enjoy the sun’s rays:).
Well no different for the plants growing in a Hydroponic system.
They get to spend all of their saved energy into growing and producing great fruits and vegetables for us to eat, in half the time!!
Do it Yourself Plans:
Here is a pretty good guide for the introduction of hydroponic plans. Has some good pictures and is pretty easy to follow. (Full Review soon to follow).
Also includes plans for aeroponics as well as plans on how to make your own Auto Pot system Do it yourself at home – New to the Auto pot system? Take a look here at this link.
Hydroponic Gardening is very well suited to growing in Greenhouses.
The space they require is minimal compared to conventional soil and traditional growing methods.
With the small root ball less space is required and plants can be grown very closely together.
In fact plants in a hydroponic system need about 20% of the space that is needed in the traditional soil based method’s.
There are many different systems used to grow Hydroponically:
- Ebb and Flow
- Wick Method - Earthbox / Self Watering containers
- Drip Method
- Nutrient Film Technique
Here are a few of the Planting medium that can be used in place of soil in a Hydroponic system (there are more but these are the most popular:
- leca (expanded clay balls)
- Coconut fiber (or coir
Hydroponics, much like Auquaponics, could play a good role as part of a future sustainable food source.
Better yet have a Hydroponic Greenhouse in your own backyard.
It enables us to grow with less space, allowing us to grow in our own communities = fresh produce.
Also take a look at Vertical Farms another interesting idea.......
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