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Hydroponic Farming

Hydroponic Farming

Hydroponics farming is growin plants in the absence of soil on a large scale. Water cress is being shown here in a nutrient film technique hydroponics system. Hydroponics gardening is applicable to the roof tops of apartment buildings, where gardeners could grow their own crops to supplement their grocery bills. With an enclosure, this could be done year-round, and gardeners could trade their crop to increase variety.

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Hydroponics vs Soil Gardening Experiment

Hydroponics vs Soil Gardening Experiment

A comparison of plants grown hydroponically with those grown in soil. Oregano, parsley, basil, celantro, and sweet peppers are grown here. Only the relative growth of celantro can be compared, however. It is growing better in the hydroponics system than in the soil garden.

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How to Make a Vertical Wall Garden

How to Make a Vertical Wall Garden

Using Wally One pockets, hydroponic plants can be grown on walls inside or outside. They are flexible which means they can also be used around corners or round walls. Since no recirculation is possible with these pockets, a hydroponics wick system would be used, and the growth medium would be something like coco fibre or a mixture of perlite and peat moss.

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Indoor Hydroponics Closet Garden

Indoor Hydroponics Closet Garden

A 2 foot x 2 foot indoor hydroponics system that allows plants to be grown hydroponically indoors. The system is based on the ebb and flow method, also known as the flood and drain, as hydroponic nutrients are pumped into the grow tray and allowed to drain periodically. Plants growing well in this system under grow lights are spinach, dill, peas, peppers, tomatoes, and basil.

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Growing Herbs Hydroponically

Growing Herbs Hydroponically

Herbs are grown hydroponically on a large scale, providing fresh crop for sale in supermarkets. Because of their small root system, water culture is the most efficient way to grow herbs, both in terms of cost, and speed of growth. Up to five times more crop can be grown hydroponically than in the same area as traditional soil gardening.

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Grow Hydroponically from Seeds

Grow Hydroponically from Seeds

Growing hydroponics plants from seeds is the most rewarding thing to do, as one can watch plants develop through their entire life cycle. Start them off in grow cubes with half strength hydroponics nutrients. Water them with half strength hydroponics nutrient solution in a humidified environment. Once they develop a sufficient root system, transplant them to your main hydroponics system

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Basic Hydroponics for Beginners

Basic Hydroponics for Beginners

Hydroponics is basically growing plants in water, in the absence of soil. Many plants such as tulips, tomatoes, and strawberries are grown in massive crops for the market. To grow a plant hydroponically, you only need water, nutrient solution, seeds, if growing indoors, some grow lights for maximal growth.

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Grow Tomatoes Hydroponically

Grow Tomatoes Hydroponically

A nice crop of tomatoes that are grown hydroponically. There are a number of plants at still quite an early stage of development. They all look healthy, have a good amount of space available, and are starting to develop nice root systems. This is most likely an NFT hydroponics system.

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Grow Lettuce Hydroponically

Grow Lettuce Hydroponically

A Discovery Channel video showing how lettuce can be grown hydroponically on a massive scale. The plants are transplanted some 4-5 times before being mature and ready to be sold. They are grown in a water culture hydroponics system, and take 45 days to grow in the summer, and 75 days in the winter.

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Grow Wheat Grass Hydroponically

Grow Wheat Grass Hydroponically

Growing wheat grass hydroponically is so simple it can be done by just using water in a small container or on a sheet of moistened paper towel. Use fresh seeds, soak the wheat for 10-12 hours in water, and sprinkle them onto a moist substrate. Keep them moist, and after about a week you will have a crop of hydroponic wheat grass.

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