Hydroponics (pros and cons)

Updated: December 5, 2021
Category: 

Hydroponic indoor farming systems are extremely popular and are likely to become more and more popular. Hydroponic systems are suitable for both recreational and professional use. Direct control options mean higher yields, especially where the right nutrients are used. With the current sophistication of measuring equipment and technological advances in the industry as a whole, the future of hydroponics seems to be quite bright. Hydroponic systems have even been developed to provide astronauts with fresh food for expeditions to Mars.

History of cultivation with hydroponics

The word hydroponics comes from the Greek words hydro (water) and pride (for work) and literally means "water work". The first hydroponic systems actually come from antiquity. Basically, the first hydroponic systems were the hanging gardens in Babylon and the floating gardens of the Aztecs in Mexico. Continuous watering made it possible to produce food all year long.

The foundation of modern hydroponic systems came from experiments conducted from 1895 to 1865 by German scientists Von Sachs and Knop. They found that the plants needed certain nutritional elements.

The first successful hydroponic systems were developed in the 1930s by dr. Gericke in the US state of California. During World War II, these systems were adapted to American soldiers and supplied with fresh vegetables. The first hydroponic systems were adapted in the 1970s and 1980s for commercial purposes for the production of vegetables and flowers.

Hydroponics, cultivation without soil

A method of growing plants without soil, in which all nutrients are supplied by water. A distinction can be made between "true" hydroponic systems that cultivate plants without the use of substrate (NFT, aeroponics) and hydroponic systems that use substrate (stone wool, perlite, coconut, clay pebble, and peat). The type of nutrient to be used depends on the type of system. An important difference can be made between open and closed systems.

In open treatment systems (where contents are discharged), the substrate supplies fresh nutrients continuously while the old one is removed from the substrate by the drainage system. In a closed or re-circulating system, nutrients are not removed from the drainage system, collected and transferred back again. This is especially useful if no substrate is used in the cultivation or if the substrate retains relatively little moisture (baked clay and perlite).

In hydroponic cultivation systems, it is very important that the nutrient solution contains all the necessary elements that the plant needs in the correct proportions. The most appropriate type of system depends on the grower's preference and experience.

Join us

Join our insiders club for monthly motivation, news and presales. We are not going to spam your email box. We are going to send one or two emails per month. We promise they will be valuable.

You may also like

December 5, 2021
When does the cannabis plant start to produce buds?

Did you ask yourself when does the cannabis plants start to produce buds? Or what is the thing that turns this feature on cannabis? These thoughts are on my mind when I am high. These among many other high thoughts I got. So let's dive deep into the theory behind why plant starts producing buds […]

Read More
December 5, 2021
What is the best soil for planting cannabis seedlings?

Understanding the Different Types of Soil for Planting Cannabis Seedlings Welcome to the wonderful world of cannabis cultivation! Growing your own cannabis can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience, but it’s important to understand the different types of soil available for planting your seedlings. In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of soil and […]

Read More
December 5, 2021
How to take care of cannabis seedlings?

I took some seeds, threw it in the pot with some soil and waited for a couple of days. And there they were... my cannabis seedlings. They were beautiful but soon bad things started to happen. Some of my cannabis babies started to dry out and some stretched about 10 cm high. Ones that stretched […]

Read More
April 3, 2023
How to clean indoor grow room after cannabis grow?

Table of Contents Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Indoor Grow Room After a Cannabis Grow How to Dispose of Cannabis Waste Properly After a Grow Tips for Sanitizing Your Grow Room to Prevent Disease and Pests What to Look for When Inspecting Your Grow Room for Cleanliness How to Maintain a Clean and Healthy Environment […]

Read More

Leave a Reply

Tweet
Share
Share
Pin