Homemade hydroponic systems are becoming popular nowadays due to the benefits they provide. The set up can be cheap and easy and there are several methods to cater for all needs depending on circumstances.
The fact is that a hydroponic system does not require the use of soil, a large space or even favourable weather conditions.
But we must stress that if a person does not know the proper procedure they may well end up wasting their time and money.
When people approach hydroponics for the first time they can get over-excited spend a lot of money on kits but not know the basics of how to use the items they have bought. So let us explain the basics to you…..
In a homemade hydroponic system water is used instead of soil as the medium of growth for plants. Water is an excellent solvent and when mixed with the proper nutrients; it will act as a growth medium for these plants.
You just need to have the right mix of nutrients in the water and you have the first step completed towards a successful homemade hydroponic system.
Once you have dealt with the nutrients you need to find some supporting body to give the roots of your plants support to make growth possible. You can use different baskets and bottles depending on the plants in question.
For smaller plants like flowers, bottles can be successfully used as a support medium. Whatever vessel you use however you need to fill it with the nutrient rich water and suspend the roots in that water.
In a conventional garden plants take up all the necessary nutrients from the soil and grow in sunlight. In hydroponic systems plants absorb all the nutrients directly from the water much more quickly and you can use full spectrum lighting to give you plants much more “daylight”.
Plants in a hydroponic system can grow 2x as fast as a normal soil garden.
You can also automate the hydroponic system with the help of timers and remote monitoring equipments available in all good nurseries.
There are many different plants, vegetables and flowers which can be grown in hydroponic systems. The list includes all flowers, herbs like salad greens and vegetables like thyme, cucumber, spinach, lettuce and many more.
If you are planning to set up a hydroponic system in your home you do not need to worry about space as these buckets can be placed anywhere and can be moved if necessary.
You can take these buckets from one place to another so if you are switching homes you do not need to worry about your garden as it can just come with you.
Hydroponic systems have been used to get fresh vegetables for centuries but now households everywhere are discovering this method and the power it has to feed a family healthy vegetables at affordable prices.
You can grow a whole garden in your home without buying new land or worrying about the space available for plants.
If you are living a very busy life and you cannot take care of a whole garden you can just plant one flower or one seedling and place it in your room to nurture and watch grow and if you have children teach them about life and taking care of it.
This is the beauty of having hydroponic systems at home…..if you want to know how you can grow strawberries using hydroponics then you might like to read our free guide “Hydroponic Strawberries – A Free Introductory Guide“.Google+