There are many benefits to growing edible plants in hydroponics. Faster growth, bigger harvests, the nutritional value of the plants is better, no soil needed and with growing lights the plants can grow indoors all year round. Plus, you don't have to think about watering!
Benefits of hydroponics
1. Simple - no need to water the plants
2. Faster growth
3. Bigger harvests
4. Higher nutritional values
5. No soil needed
6. No plant diseases
7. Grow all year-round
Professional growers have been growing in hydroponics, since the 1980s. Finnish and Swedish growers have been at the forefront of this development. This is one of the main reasons of the large assortment of herbs and lettuce pots available in the grocery stores. Now this technology has been developed allowing anyone to easily grow these delicacies at home. Lettuce, herbs, strawberries, chilies and tomatoes are perfectly suited. There is really no limit to what people can grow at home.
Growing in water - how does it work?
The basic principle of hydroponics is based on favoring the plant, not the soil. The roots of the plant do not need to take a detour or put energy into finding nutrients. In hydroponics, the nutrient solution is distributed directly to the roots. The roots thrive and quickly the plants fill the kitchen garden with healthy and resilient roots. This guarantees rapid growth and large harvests.
In hydroponics, the plants are placed so that the roots easily reach the nutrient solution. The quickest way to start the kitchen garden is by using cultivated plants in pots. It is important that these pots have holes in the bottom so that the roots reach the nutrient solution. When growing from seeds, the plant needs a growing media in which it stands. There is a variety of growing media that can be used like different capsules or pods, coconut, peat, or mineral wool capsules.
There are two different principles for hydroponics depending on the system used to provide the roots with the nutrient solution and oxygen they need:
Tregren's kitchen gardens use an active system with a pump that supplies the plants with nutrient solution. The supply is controlled by the Smart Gardener app that doses the right amount of solution for the specific plant(s) in the garden.
The nutrient solution consists of water and nutrients with the amounts varying from plant to plant and the stage of growth. Plants that produce only green leaves require different nutrients than plants that produce fruit.
The rapid growth is due to the fact that the plant uses only the substances it needs from the nutrient solution and does not devote energy to seeking nutrients. Growth is therefore fast. From seed to harvestable plant it only takes 4-8 weeks.
Grow all year-round
A good growing lighting, specifically developed for plants, enables growing plants all year round. The energy-efficient growing lamps not only give a pleasant light, but also make the plants cope without any other source of light.
So it is no surprise that more and more people are discovering hydroponics. Large harvests, year-round growth, easy, fast allowing people to be self-sufficient of herbs and lettuce.
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