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How do you grow plants hydroponically?

Di 28 November 2023


Hydroponic plant growth is done without soil by using nutrient-rich water instead. It's like giving your plants their food directly through water! Here's a simple way to understand it:

1) Choose your growing system: There are various methods like Deep Water Culture (DWC), Nutrient Film Technique (NFT), Aeroponics, etc., each with its pros and cons. Pick one that suits your needs best. 2) Prepare your growing medium: Some methods need an inert medium like perlite or clay pellets to support your plant while others don't need any medium at all. Choose accordingly. 3) Set up your system: Assemble your chosen method's components like tanks, pumps, tubes, etc., as per instructions provided or online tutorials. 4) Mix your nutrient solution: Follow the instructions on your chosen nutrient formula to mix it into your water supply. This provides your plant with all necessary minerals without soil. 5) Plant your seeds or seedlings: Depending on your method, place your seeds or seedlings into their respective medium or direct into water/nutrient mixture. 6) Monitor and maintain: Keep your water clean and nutrient-rich by regularly testing pH levels and replacing water as needed. Also, ensure proper lighting, temperature, and humidity according to your plant type. 7) Harvest your produce: Once your plant is fully grown, it's time to harvest! Enjoy your freshly grown hydroponic crops!