Hydroponics is a great way for home gardeners to explore their hobbies and passion without investing too much time and money.
Today, hydroponics farming has also become quite popular. It is referred to as a sustainable alternative to regular farming that can have a great impact on scarce resources like water. The gardening market is expected to amount to $16 billion by 2025.
The best part is that hydroponics neither requires a lot of hard work nor utilises excess water and soil.
In this blog, we’ve shared the basics of hydroponic gardening in detail. So let’s get started.
Understanding Growing Media
In hydroponics gardening, growing media acts like soil to support roots, stems, and the plant’s internal structure.
However, not all types of hydroponic systems require a growing medium. Check out the robust Smart Grow Cabinet by SuperClosetSuperStart on our website. It's one of the most popular indoor growing cabinets for hydroponics lovers.
Growing Media Qualities
In this section, we’ve highlighted the basic qualities of a growing medium in hydroponic systems:
- 🌿 A growing medium won’t wither or decay easily
- 🌿It holds moisture well and supplies it adequately to a growing plant.
- 🌿Growing media doesn't let plants die due to insufficient oxygen supply. They're porous and highly effective in storing oxygen.
- 🌿Use seed starters as a supporting tool for plants that can easily be transferred into your hydroponic system.
You can enhance the quality and growth rate of your hydroponic plants by offering them a healthy environment. We suggest you invest in a glass or polycarbonate greenhouse. Couple them with quality greenhouse kits and accessories to make your plants stand out!
Let’s talk about some noteworthy benefits of hydroponics.
1. Hydroponics Saves Space
Hydroponics is one of the best gardening solutions for people who are short on space. When grown in soil, plants expand their root systems to absorb sufficient water and oxygen. Therefore, you need to maintain adequate distance between them.
In contrast, hydroponics allows you to grow a variety of plants in a small space. From moisture and oxygen to additional nutrients, everything is supplied to them within a fixed parameter.
The SuperClosetSuperStar Smart Grow Cabinet offers two feature-rich growing compartments for perpetual harvest cycles. It also supports discrete growing with an activated carbon air filtration system.
2. Water Conservation
You’d be surprised to know that soil gardening and farming accounts for 80% of the US's total water usage. This is where hydroponics comes into play. With a controlled watering and lighting system, a grow closet reduces excess water and chemicals consumption.
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