A Guide to Hydroponics: What You Need to Know

Are you wanting to start growing your own fruit and vegetables? Fed up of buying shop-bought fruit which you can easily just grow at home then we advise you to look into hydroponics. Hydroponics is a type of growing which doesn’t use soil, meaning that you won’t get that ‘Earth’ taste on your fruit and vegetables. Not only this but hydroponics has become increasingly popular over the years as more and more people are starting to know exactly what are the benefits. Wondering what these benefits are?

  • You’re able to grow all year-round, this means you won’t have to think about the changing season. Not only this but you have the pleasure of growing strawberries in winter, which many people cannot do without hydroponics.
  • Even though hydroponics uses mainly water to grow the plants, it actually requires less water than plants in soil do, therefore saving money on water bills!
  • You can grow more plants in a shorter time frame, smaller area and you still get plants which are bigger and stronger.
  • No need to worry about weeding, not to mention that growing plants are extremely therapeutic.
  • You can control your own yields.
  • You know exactly what is going onto your plants.

These are only some of the many benefits of growing hydroponically.

Now you know what the benefits are of growing hydroponically it is important to know exactly what are the most popular things to grow.

  • Vegetables: everyone needs plenty of vegetables in their diets to keep fit and healthy, so some of the most popular types of vegetables grown hydroponically are tomatoes, peppers (chillies), lettuce and celery.
  • Fruits: similar to vegetables everyone needs fruit in their diets, not to mention fruit is super tasty. But what are the most popular fruits to grow? Many people choose to grow grapes, strawberries and blueberries.

  • Herbs: everyone needs to add herbs in their food in order to make dishes more delicious. So what are some of the favourite herbs? Rosemary, sage, basil and chives are popular amongst the hydroponic world and most of them are easy to grow.

Now you more about what the benefits are of hydroponics, what the favourite things to grow are, it is important to know how you’re going to make your hydroponic dream come true.

First thing you will need is all the equipment, we advise choosing a well-respected company which sell affordable, high quality equipment. Many people choose to start with a grow tent kit however there are plenty of other equipment you will need, for further information on possible equipment to buy visit: www.tropicannahorticulture.com/green-qube-grow-tent.

When you have chosen your equipment we advise you choose a suitable area to start growing, this area needs to be big enough for the equipment and to move around. Not only this but the area needs to have a power source available.


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