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.