Hydroponics- Unleashing Nutritional Nirvana
Many people are choosing to grow plants without the use of a traditional soil medium right in their homes- on terraces, gardens and balconies.
Hydroponics makes it possible.
But, for the newbies, the question remains- how to start hydroponic farming at home.
What is hydroponics?
Hydroponics is soil-less farming that uses water mixed with the required nutrients to grow, as well as peat, sand and fired clay balls to nothing at all.
The present-day urban farmers practising this method for growing food are doing something that has immense benefit- for health and wellbeing as well as for the environment.
Benefits of hydroponics
Hydroponically grown foods not only taste better and are more nutritional, you can change the properties of your food, monitor what goes into your food and control the amount of water. You can also grow more food in less space.
You do know that most of our food -from veggies to fish to eggs and butter are severely polluted with pesticides, hormone-altering chemicals that cause cancers, and with excreta, drugs, industrial chemicals, and plastics.
The only known way to excise pollution from source is to eat only organic food. This can be a challenging task, especially in these godawful COVID days.
Somebody delivers the organic veggies to you… they may have been handled by many people and they also may not be organic at all, as our country lacks authentic organic labelling mechanisms and systems.
Hydroponics smoothens these glitches. Hydroponic farming at home is very convenient and safe. All you have to do is to get the right provider to set up the right hydroponics system based on your requirements and you are on your way to nutritional nirvana!
How do you get started?
You can buy a customized hydroponics kit or you get Hydromo to create your own kit based on what you want to eat and how much time it would require to learn this new way of growing food.
There is a huge variety on the market where hydroponics systems are concerned. But what do you choose?
Best hydroponics system for beginners:
As a beginner, you can use a method that’s easy to understand and follow, like the ebb and flow method. What happens here is that you flood your root system temporarily and allow it to drain.
This method allows you to easily alter your hydroponic garden, adding or removing plants as you wish too.
The basic concept is very simple–plants are placed in a tray, which is periodically filled with nutrient-rich water pumped out of a reservoir below. The system uses gravity to return the water to the reservoir to be reused. You can grow veggies like spinach, celery easily, as well as your own herbs and veggies like tomatoes. You just have to give some time to let all the information sink in.
Other hydroponics methods
There are many different hydroponics methods. NFT (nutrient film technique – stream a thin layer of nutrient solution over the roots) is common among professionals.
The most interesting method involves suspending your plants in mid-air and spraying the root system very frequently or aeroponics. Drip systems are also common.
Get in touch with Hydromo for hydroponic farming at home in India. Our teams will help you start hydroponic farming from scratch by designing the best system for you.
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