Increasing Awareness and Understanding About Hydroponic Growing
Hydroponics is considered a part of hydroculture that involves growing plants in a soilless medium, or growing plants in an aquatic based environment, using mineral nutrient solutions in feeding plants in water. With hydroponics, we are no longer limited by season or climate and we can grow virtually any plant at any time of the year. With modern horticultural LED lighting making up current hydroponic systems, it enables us to grow our favorite plants when and where we choose, as well as transforming our favorite hobby. Aside from the nutrient film technique (NFT) wherein plant roots are suspended directly into water without any growing medium, there are several variations of NFT that many people are not yet aware of.
The wick system is the simplest type of hydroponic system which is described as a passive system without any moving parts. The water culture refers to the hydroponic active system without moving parts, and the plant roots are totally immersed in the water that contains nutrient solutions. When it comes to the ebb and flow system, it works through grow tray temporary flooding, wherein the nutrient solution from the reservoir is surrounding the roots before it is drained back, automatically done using a water pump on a timer. Aeroponic systems are often considered as a high tech method of hydroponic gardening wherein the medium is solely air.
Because of its coverage and utility, LED light bars are the best choice for indoor growers. While it is true that LED lights are not easy to install in tight spaces, LED lights are more slender and longer. As you research online, you’ll find many brands of LED growing lights with high quality for healthier plants and a more productive harvesting. Most LED light bars are equipped with “heat sinks” which are manufactured with pieces of aluminum that are extruded to increase the light bar’s surface area, pulling heat from the plants’ face. As compared to HID or fluorescent lighting, LED light bars produce more light per watt, that is the reason they run cooler which reduce electricity costs as the well as risk of fire in your hydroponic grow room. Most LED grow light bars come with small built-in fans that don’t require extra ventilation except in special circumstances. Aside from that, LED grow lights remain efficient for many years, thus reducing the need to spend money on replacements.
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