Hydroponics

learning our grow technique.

Learning How We Grow

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Understanding how hydroponics systems work, to do so we must first understand what hydroponics is.

Most people think of hydroponics, they think of plants grown with their roots suspended into water with no growing medium. This is just one of the many types of hydroponic gardening systems known as N.F.T (nutrient film technique)

Why does hydroponics work so well?

You give a plant exactly what it needs, when it needs it, in the amount that it needs, this leads the plant to being as healthy as is genetically possible. With hydroponics this is an easy task.

Different Types of Systems

Now we can step into the different type of hydro growing systems out there. In theory they’re six ways you can grow fruits, vegetables and flowers in a soilless type medium.

In hydroponics the plants are grown in an inert growing medium followed by a perfectly balanced; pH adjusted nutrient solution delivered to the roots directly. This allows the plant to uptake its food with very little effort as opposed to soil where the roots has to find its food. So in short, the energy used that was meant for root growth is instead used vegetative growth. Bigger healthier plants, more food, less time.

N.F.T ( nutrient film technique )

N.F.T is the kind of hydroponic system most people think of when they think about hydroponics. N.F.T. systems have a constant flow of nutrient solution, water with nutrients.

That’s an N.F.T system down below.
IMAGE OF N.F.T SYSTEM

Why we use a Drip System.

Apart from being one of the more widely used systems. Operation is simple, and few parts are used in the system. A reservoir, pump and a few feed lines are all that is needed. Our hydroponics system is a closed loop drip system, recovering excess nutrient solution, sending it back to the reservoir for re-use, allowing us to be efficient and less wasteful.