Grow With Hydroponics and Hydrogreengrow

Why Should You Grow with Hydroponics?

A hydroponic growing system offers plants an artificially controlled environment to grow in- there’s no soil, therefore there are serious advantages to it. Plants grown with hydroponics grow quickly, and abundantly, and the system makes efficient use of resources. Hydroponic systems can be set up to work anywhere and anytime without worrying about the weather or other soil limiting factors.

Control

There’s a level of control with hydroponics growing that isn’t present with soil growth. The grower controls the exact amount of composition of nutrients which the plant will receive. With soil growth is difficult to regulate, and the nutrients in the soil can be difficult to determine. Additionally, the grower can protect the plants from exposure to pollutants and pests, while controlling the growing environments pH level. Water is also used more effectively, with irrigation water recyclable.

Plant Growth

Plants that are grown hydroponically grow faster than those grown in soil, this is because nutrients and oxygen are directly delivered to the roots of the plants, and intensively. This fast growth shortens harvest cycles, allowing growers to fit more growth cycles in. Hydroponic plants also tend to have higher yields, as the plants don’t need to work as hard to get nutrients. This allows them to use their energy for fruiting.

Location

Hydroponic systems don’t rely on external conditions, so they can be set up anywhere. Wait for it… even in external environments that are totally inhospitable to plant life. They also make more efficient use of the available space, as compared to soil growing. Hydroponics growing is ideal for urban environments where space is at a premium, and soil areas are limited. In areas where lighting is problematic, artificial light can be used. Hydroponics makes it possible to grow your own food or plants regardless of the soil quality and the environment that you live in.

Cost

Hydroponic systems can typically cost more to start then a soil setup, this is the one disadvantage, as compared to soil growing. The initial cost required to set up hydroponics systems is higher than setting up a soil growth operation of comparable size. It’s also labor intensive. The ongoing costs are also higher than soil growing, however, the cost is offset by the efficiency. The system efficiently uses the nutrients you provide, as well as the water. You are left with bigger and better yields, increased harvests due to shorter growth cycles, and you don’t need to worry about pesticides and soil content. Your hydroponic system will also be able to be used year after year for grow after grow without having to worry about crop rotation of nutrient depletion in the soil.

Necessary Components

There are a few things that you must have to get started growing hydroponically. You will obviously need a hydroponics system of some sort- whether you opt for a basic set up and kit it out as required, or you go the whole hog and set yourself up with a grow cabinet. We have many different options here. If you opt for the latter, you will get everything you need in one package and within 90 minutes of receiving it, your operation can be up and running. With the former, you may need additional items. Depending on where your grow is located, you may need artificial lighting, air filters, a timer, rock wool block, coco coir, and hydroponic nutrients. As your plants grow taller and begin blooming, reassess their light. If you see shadows, then you’ll know some side lights may be beneficial to their growth.

At Hydro Green Grow, we have found that growing with hydroponics is easier then soil. You don’t have to have a green thumb to be successful. Check out our buying guide for more information about all the different types of hydroponic systems. As always, if you need more help, you can contact us and we will guide you in the right direction.

To your growing success :)

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