Though the term Indoor Hydroponics Gardening sounds very technical and scientific in nature, it has a pretty simple meaning. It means the method of gardening without using soil and using only water, sand, air and gravel instead. Delving into the etymology behind the word hydroponics reveals that ‘hydro’ stands for water and ‘ponics’ for labor.
To surprise you further, Indoor Hydroponics Gardening is being practiced for hundreds of years. It is common knowledge among history enthusiasts that how Marco Polo heaped praises on the Chinas Floating Gardens and How the Babylons Hanging Gardens conceptualized way back in 604-562 BC are still a sight to behold.
There are mainly two methods of practicing Indoor Hydroponics Gardening. The first is passive Indoor Hydroponics Gardening that involves a wick system to help plants derive all the required nutrients from an external source. This method is very similar to the way a wick functions in a kerosene lamp by extracting all the nutrients from a feeding source. This method is not very popular owing to its poor efficiency as compared to the other method.
The other method is the active Indoor Hydroponics Gardening method wherein the plants are supplied with the essential nutrients either by the way of pouring them directly on the roots or employing a pump to help them penetrate into the roots. The two significant kinds of active hydroponics systems that can be considered are the nutrient film method or the ebb and flow method.
The nutrients that we just spoke about that are essential to be carried onto the roots are addressed by many distinct names like plant food, hydroponics fertilizers or just plain hydroponics nutrients.
Once the gardener is through with the initial considerations and hard work involved in setting up an Indoor Hydroponics Garden, he/she can just sit back, relax and watch the real drama unfold. You will be surprised to see the size of the produce of the hydroponics gardens as compared to the traditional ones.
It is an established fact that vegetables grown by the method of Indoor Hydroponics Gardening are normally 30%-50% bigger in size compared to others. This is mainly due to the fact that because the supply of nutrients is taken care of in an external manner, the plants can completely focus on the development aspect of their growth. It is also observed that not only does the Indoor Hydroponics Gardening result in larger vegetables but also quicker produces.
If you are a fresher in the field of Indoor Hydroponics Gardening, it is recommended that you increase your knowledge base through many useful resources available either on the internet or through many books readily available in bookstores or gardening clubs. All such information will help you carry out your experiments in a safe and result oriented manner. You should however be aware that access to all such specialized kind of information comes for a small fee. If that puts you off, you can try logging onto a few websites or forums on internet where you might find some free information as well. Do a google search and you’ll be there.
Owing to its cleanliness, ease and swiftness, Indoor Hydroponics Gardening is being touted as the future of gardening. It is an environment friendly method of cultivation that conserves natural resources like water and soil in the best possible manner.
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