Aquaponics is an agricultural system that merges hydroponics and fish farming, having fish farming as the source of nutrients for your hydroponics garden. It is 100% natural and more environment-friendly.
If you need to cut costs on electricity and water supply, then you should consider practicing outdoor hydroponics. Rainwater and Sunlight are readily available outdoors, and you can utilize them at no cost in growing your hydroponics garden.
There are many types and ways of doing Hydroponics. Though, there are some major ones that I explain in this post. I recommend growing methods for beginners and advanced hydroponic enthusiasts. These of course include the NFT and DWC techniques.
There are 17 plant nutrients. Hydroponic nutrients, which consist of known plant nutrients, are divided into 9 Macronutrients and 8 Micronutrients. In this post, I go guide you through checking and adjusting these levels to suit your plants.
While you are using water as your primary source of nutrients, there is still a need for a substrate where the seed is placed and the plant extends from. Your plants need stability and still be able to breathe and have space for their roots. There are many commonly used substrates, and following article, I will go over the most useful ones.
The technology behind hydroponic farming has been available and even well known for a long time. In a way, even the old Egyptians used a similar technique, as they diverted the water from the river Nile and then led it back into the river. In this post, I will point out the most important advantages of hydroponics.