Really the culture of plants has not reached its end in evolution. The art of growing plants in other sets f mediums other than soil, such as gravel, sand and stones, is known as hydroponics. The process of growing these plants in these optional mediums for the growth of the plants in a hydroponics garden is the addition of the necessary nutrients for the growth of the plants.
The name ‘hydroponics’ is a derivative of the two Latin words, Hydro, which stands for water and Ponos which translates to works. Hydroponics gardens are a favorite for plant growth since they have as their active working principle the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the root zones of the plants making the growth rates and the yields as well be at a higher level as compared to the traditional gardens which have lower supplies of these essential elements for the growth and yield of the plants.
The hydroponic gardening will be beneficial to the gardeners for a number of reasons as we will be highlighting in the following discussions.
The one advantage of the hydroponic gardens is the fact that it will essentially allow for the growth of more plants as compared to the number that would have been accommodated by the usual gardening forms, making it an efficient and effective model for the maximization of the available space for gardening. The one outstanding benefit of the hydroponic gardens is the bit that they will get the plants in them a direct supply of oxygen and nutrients, a factor which will play a vital role in the increased productivity of the garden plants. Plants in a hydroponic garden will as well be possibly stacked as a means to increase on space efficiency. Hydroponic gardening has as well gained much popularity among farmers when they consider the ease they afford in so far as the control of nutrients in the plants and the garden goes.
The hydroponic system which can be used for the growth of plants in these gardens are so many. One which is most common of the hydroponics systems is the Nutrient Film Technique,(NFT), which always has the plants grown with their roots suspended in water with no growing medium. The other systems include the Drip systems, the Wick system, the Ebb and Flow system amongst many others.
Lighting is of great significance as well to the overall productivity of the plants in a hydroponic garden just like it is in the traditional soil gardens. Inadequacy in lighting needs is often common with many indoor planters and gardeners since they always fall to the idea to try and use the much light that is there to serve a wide area of the garden.