Hydroponics – Innovative indoor cultivation method.
THE GUIDE COVERS THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES:
- Provide essential information of simple, common practice and complete details through images covering every chapter.
- Help understand and clarify the basic steps to avoid common mistakes.
- Help the grower find and purchase the right products to optimize costs and benefit from a simple and intuitive growth scheme.
HOW TO GROW IN HYDROPONICS: A COMPLETE AND SIMPLE GUIDE THAT GUIDES YOU STEP BY STEP
The advantages of the hydroponic cultivation out of soil - compared to traditional cultivation techniques - reside mainly in the possibility to start one or more hydroponic crops even in not very hospitable environments and in conditions not suitable for the birth and growth of plants. For example, it is indicated in all those places characterized by a high drought or where temperatures are particularly rigid, or in areas where soils are excessively sandy, rocky or arid.
Another very important aspect of hydroponic cultivations - fundamental for hydroponics lovers and professionals - is the quantity of water to be provided for irrigations: in traditional soil-based cultivations the quantity of water needed in order to grow and make plants bear fruit is much higher than the one required by plants cultivated in hydroponics. It is calculated, in fact, that the ratio is 10 (for traditional crops) to 1 (for hydroponic crops).
This reflects both on the economic aspect and on the environmental aspect. In short, hydroponic cultivation - also known as hydroponic culture because it touches different economic, social and even cultural areas - has a very low ecological footprint compared to traditional cultivation techniques.
Another important factor is the use of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides and the relative quantities used in the two types of cultivations: the quantities of fertilizers used are pretty limited and always well targeted, moreover there is no soil dispersion. Herbicides are not used, because they are not necessary, whereas pesticides are used in small quantities.
Moreover, for those who want to grow organically, it is possible to use organic fertilizers that allow having an organic hydroponic cultivation, respecting health and environment.
In this section you will find a Guide to indoor growing: a real and proper manual - detailed and in-depth - dedicated to all those who want to try their hand in the exciting world of indoor hydroponics