Hydro Basics

Discussion in 'Hydroponics 101' started by SMARMY, Dec 28, 2006.


    SMARMY Cuban Bee

    Hydroponics is the growing of plants without soil. It is a more efficient way to provide food and water to your plants. Soil provides nutrients and serves to anchor a plant's roots. Hydroponics uses an inert medium to serve the same functions.

    In soil, plants must grow a large root system to find food. In hydroponics, food and water goes directly to the roots. This enables the plant to spend more energy growing the part above the surface. Plants grow up to two times faster with larger yields. Also, because root systems are compact, plants may be grown closer together. Add to this the fact that there are fewer pests and less wasted water, it's easy to see why commercial growers around the world use hydroponics.



Share This Page