Hydroponic Garden Design
Hydroponics is simply growing plants in a liquid-based
growing medium without the soil.
Although these are some helpful starting
tips in starting your hydroponic garden we recommend coming in to the
store or calling us to discuss you growing project. This will
allow us to better understand what you are trying to accomplish and we
can lead you down the right path. We are here to help gardeners grow
successfully the first time by offering the proper equipment and the
Benefits of hydroponic
gardening include a more controlled environment without running the
risk of introducing soil-based insects or diseases, complete control
over the amount of nutrients each plant receives (no fighting with
weeds for nutrients) and better control over the space used since
there's no need for root spread.
Garden Design Guide
own hydroponic garden takes time and attention, but once running
successfully, your new garden can yield excellent results.
Tomatoes, peppers and herbs are perfect for beginners. Order
seedlings for hydroponics that have been started without soil, or
gently wash away soil from the roots in a steady flow of water until
free of dirt.
Use a hydroculture pot, a
double-walled pot, or a simple glass container for just a couple
plants. Single plants in a container filled with marbles or polished
stone make an interesting decoration
Anchor plants in the
pot with vermiculite, rock wool or gravel. Each of these mediums
offer no nutrients, but give the plant the same support that soil
Mix the hydroponic solution
per the instructions on the packaging. Hydroponic fertilizing mix
will provide all the main and minor nutrients that a plant grown in
proper soil would receive.
fish bubbler into the pot as instructed on the packaging for a fish
tank. This allows a steady supply of oxygen to the plant's roots.
Lay marbles, polished rocks or clean gravel over the support medium
for a more desirable look.
Monitor the pH level of your solution on a regular
basis, and change your solution as instructed by your particular
brand, usually every two weeks.