Hydroponics: A Beginners Guide

Published On August 22, 2017 | By Kimberly Baker | Health

Outdoor gardening has been popular for many years, with people want to tend to their plants and flowers and give them an area outside where they can chill and relax. Many people love the idea of gardening as you can sculpt nature into something which appeal to you, whether it be what flowers and plants you want growing and where, or even how you want your garden to be laid out. The choice is entirely up to you. So when people here about hydroponics, a form of gardening, which can be done indoors, people jump for joy. However, many people do not know what hydroponics is, therefore we thought we could give you an insight onto the new form of gardening. Hydroponics is a way of growing plants using either sand, water or gravel – it is important to note that hydroponics does not use soil, but in fact needs added nutrients for the plants to grow efficiently.

Moving onto the benefits of growing hydroponically…

  • One of the main benefits of growing hydroponically is that you don’t need to worry about the changing season, this is because you’re able to grow indoors, all year-round.
  • It has been stated that you’re able to grow plants in a smaller space and time frame, than it would be to grow in soil.
  • Often soil-grown fruit and vegetables taste of ‘Earth’, therefore if you grow hydroponically you won’t have that worry and can enjoy every mouthful of the produce which you grow.
  • People who grow hydroponically also do not have to worry about weeding and spending a lot of money on their water bills. Why is this? Well with hydroponics, little water is required.
  • It doesn’t cost as much as you initially think.

Some top tips getting you started…

  • One of the most important things which you need to do when it comes to getting your hydroponics equipment is to research. You must first think about what it is you would like to grow, and then research the most suited hydroponic system for this. Once you have done this it could be beneficial for you to ask around and see which is the best hydroponic company to purchase from, for example Grown Harvest, a leading hydroponics store.
  • Once you have decided on a company to buy from it is important to find an area in your home where you can begin your indoor garden. It is important to note that you will need a large enough area to manoeuvre around and also store your equipment in. In addition to this, the area must have a source of power and is always advised to be in a reasonably secluded part of a home to ensure that the garden and equipment is no obstruction for anyone.

We hope that this information has helped you come to a decision on indoor gardening and we advise for you to take our tips and enjoy.

 

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