Hydroponic gardening is the growing of plants without soil, usually indoors. A hydroponic system is a self-contained growing unit that is made up of of some growing containers, growing medium, a water reservoir, a pump that circulates the water, and a grow light. If you are new to hydroponic gardening you might consider buying a complete kit, all you need to add is the water, solution nutrients and the plants.
The idea behind hydroponics kits involves growing plants without soil and nourishing them with a nutrient rich solution. This method of gardening is becoming popular because the gardener maintains control over the nutrients and oxygen the plant receives. Under these controlled conditions, the plants grow faster.
When you use a hydroponics kit system, you can grow more plants in a smaller space because of the superior efficiency of the nutrient solution system. The process allows for easier fertilization since it is possible to use an automatic timer for fertilizing plants.
Hydroponic Gardening System Kits
Hydroponic kits vary widely in size and price, but most systems accommodate a set number of growing pots. This means if you purchased a kit that only features 14 growing stations, you can only grow 14 plants at a time. Unless you have severe space restrictions, buy a hydroponic system that grows at least 24 plants or more.
Grow chambers provide the right atmosphere for plant growth in a hydroponic gardening system. A grow chamber is a self-contained agricultural and horticultural growing unit which incorporates all equipment for growing plants such as lighting, ventilation, liquid set-up, timers, fans and filtration systems.
These grow systems are sold in a variety of hydroponics kits, many of which include a self contained growing reservoir. Each kit includes everything you need to start your homegrown hydroponics garden such as LED grow lights, grow lights, and fertilizer. The only thing you provide is the water.
Now you are ready to pick out the vegetables you want to raise. Lettuce, basil and tomatoes grow especially well in a self contained hydroponic gardening system. Other vegetables that also thrive in this environment are peppers, herbs and cucumbers.