Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without the use of soil. The plant roots are suspended in sand, gravel, water, coco peat, rockwool, or clay pellets (just to name a few), and nutrients are applied directly to the roots using a solution. Any water that is not absorbed by the roots is recycled through the system to be absorbed later.
There are numerous benefits to hydroponic gardening. Its practice can yield excellent results in a short span of time with the proper knowledge and techniques. There are a wide variety of systems on the market, most of which offer the capability of supercharging your crop. When used correctly, hydroponics is one of the best methods available to maximise yield and health. Benefits include; full control of nutrient availability, strength and pH throughout vegetative and flowering growth, no problems with soil borne pests or diseases and up to 80% savings on water use.
With over 15 years experience working with hydroponics, Dr. Greenthumb will guide you through the essential processes of installation and maintenance to produce successful cycles of crop growth.