Firstly lets discover the differences, advantages and disadvantages of growing plants with soil and growing plants in a hydroponic system.
Differences between soil growing and water growing
1. How it works?
For their growth in a hydroponic system, plants need:
- Natural or artificial light
- A stable ambient temperature
- Humidity of the regulated air
- Good roots oxygenation
- A balanced nourishment consisting of water, mineral salts and oligo-elements.
2. What do you need to grow plants in water?
- Rinse lightly the roots of your favorite plant to remove excess soil (it is very important that no trace of soil remains).
- With scissors, cut the roots slightly to remove the ends
- Put the plant in a glass vase to showcase the natural beauty of the roots
- Fill the vase half full with water (preferably with mineral water)
- Add to the irrigation water a special hydroculture fertilizer only when the new root system is formed, a few weeks to 2 months after the new cultivation.
- Respect the indicated doses in relation to the volume of water used.
- Remember to clean the vase from time to time.
- Rinse the substratum with water
- Put the first layer of the substratum at the bottom of a holey pot
- Hold the plant on this layer and gradually add substratum to fix the plant
- Put the pot containing the plant in a pot cover
- Fill the pot cover with water at ambient temperature to about 1/3 of its height
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