Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Hydroponics garden ... Mother Nature at Work!

A hydroponics garden can be many things ... Mother Nature, if left to her own devices creates spectacular plants in a backyard fish pond ... the plants in my pond are not in soil ... they have simply wedged themselves between rocks and with the nutrient rich water they are happy campers, indeed!

The water hyacinths are just floating about ... and my Koi fish love to nibble on their tasty roots while they shade themselves from the Florida sunshine.  The KOI and the plants enjoy a symbiotic relationship ... the fish feed the plants by "pooping" in the water and the plants clean and oxygenate the the pond water so you have healthy, happy fish!

This is the perfect hydroponics garden at work ....

A Hydroponics Garden - A look into the Future

A hydroponics garden for the future ...

Hydroponics are getting more and more popular these days as people are looking for different ways how they can make their life easier and more comfortable. If you want the latest “scoop” about hydroponics, this is the right place for you. You will find an overwhelming amount of information about hydroponics on the internet. Just give yourself a few moments and search about hydroponics and a whole new world will open up.

Information about hydroponic products grows like a wild fire because of television and internet. The concept of hydroponic gardening has captured the minds and imagination of many futurist people, including those people working in NASA. People in NASA think that they can adapt this and grow crops in outer space.  How cool is that?

Actually, this method of growing different crops has a lot of benefits for many people especially this when are living in places where there are limited resources for growing their own food.

•    Hydroponics garden can be easily planted in indoor spaces even inside the house where there is no visible sunlight. You just need to set up a lighting system to be able to sustain the life of your hydroponic plants. It is very beneficial to those people who are living in places where there are very limited space. For those people who want to grow their own vegetables in their own garden, it is now possible, especially with the help of hydroponic planting. You can plant different kinds of fruits and vegetable in different pots.

•    For those people, who want to start their own business without having too much effort, they can look towards hydroponic growing systems. Actually, hydroponic gardening can provide a lot of benefits. You can grow food for your whole family and eventually even grow your garden to produce huge amounts of food that can be sold. Even if you start to grow hydroponic as a hobby, you can eventually grow your hobby into a sound business. If you have limited space at home you can also start your own business around your neighborhood. You can choose to have a greenhouse garden with the use hydroponic growing.

•    This type of growing can solve the problem of malnutrition in many places of the world and can increase the quality of life for people especially those who are living in places where there are limited resources.

•    Using a hydroponics garden works well in times of calamity where people have limited space to grow food. When you are faced with a situation where you do not have the ideal environment for growing fruits and veggies you can still plant food for you to survive.

Hydroponics is for the benefit of all people ... most especially for the next generation. It’s up to you on how you will view hydroponics.

A Hydroponics Garden ... Some Advantages

Three Advantages of Growing a Hydroponics Garden

Do you feel joy while you play in your own vegetable garden? What about biting into the first tomato of the season and tasting that fresh burst of flavor ...  Wouldn’t you love to plant a vegetable garden inside your home? Now you can with the help of an indoor hydroponics garden. You can experience fresh fruits and vegetables without any chemicals because you are the gardener who has grown your own vegetables and you know that it is 100% chemical free.

One of the main problems with a conventional garden is the seasonal requirement of some plants. There are specific plants that can only be grown in a specific period of time. Once the garden season is finished, you will lose all the fresh vegetables. If you want the luxury of having fresh vegetables all year round, all you have to is to plant a hydroponics garden full of fresh veggies. This is also a great advantage if you are on a vegetable business. You can sell all kinds of vegetable even if they are not in season.

Hydroponic gardening does not have a season, this kind of gardening will give every gardener that right crop whenever they want it. You will enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables even while you are knocking snow off your boots because hydroponic plants are in a controlled environment and you are the master of that environment. You can now enjoy those juicy fresh tomatoes all year round.
Three advantages of growing hydroponic vegetables:

1.    The hydroponics garden is a controlled environment. There is no need to use any soil and that is why the environment in a hydroponics garden is controlled. As the gardener, you can control the overall environment inside your garden and that is why you can now grow any plant that you want. The gardener has full control on the nutrient solution that he will put on his hydroponics. You can make your plant as healthy as possible by increasing the nutrient solution plus the light and water inside your hydroponic environment. Having a controlled environment now eliminates all the worry of having pests as well as other diseases on the soil. All the pests that are present in conventional garden setting will not occur on your hydroponic growing garden.

2.    The hydroponic garden is good for Mother Earth.  This kind of gardening can allow you to take part on the fight to save the earth. Maybe you are wondering how you can help in the preservation of the environment ... some people do not realize that they can actually recycle the water and the nutrients from a hydroponics garden. This is one the basic rules when you talk about recycling. It is reusing what you already have. Did you know that growing plants in a hydroponic system you will actually save much needed ground space on the earth? You can even plant inside your own home without having any space for planting outside your home.

3.    The hydroponic vegetable can now be done all year round even during winter.  There is no definite time, place, temperature, soil, as well as elements needed just to grown your hydroponic plant.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hydroponics Garden -Environmental Effect of a Hydroponic System

Hydroponics is a special kind of system where different kinds of plants are grown without the use of soil. There are lots of advantages of a hydroponic system that will not only benefit men, but will also benefit the environment. One benefit is sustainable as well as controlled environment that is perfect for planting different kinds of plants. It can also minimize the use of water as well as other natural resources such as soil.

By using a hydroponic system, the production of plants and vegetables are increased by up to 10 times compared to the natural way of growing plants and vegetables. This kind of planting reduces the use of more land required, especially in smaller areas. Now you can plant vegetables, fruits and other plants even if the place or the location has very limited area for cultivation because you can stack your grow boxes easily. There are also some areas where the soil is not suitable for growing vegetables and fruits. Therefore, by using a nifty hydroponic system, the scarcity of land for planting will not decrease the production of food, which is the vital need of people in order to survive. Yes, a hydroponic garden is very useful and will continue to be for people in many different ways.

Saving ground water is plus ... because you do not have to use irrigation just to ensure plant growth. Another benefit of this method of planting is that many natural calamities are prevented. You will not experience erosion because plants are grown without the use of soil. The need to use pesticides is lessened as well for your hydroponic system ... all of these chemicals can harm people as well as the environment. The chance of having bug infestation is lessened greatly, because the environment can be totally controlled.

A hydroponic system is not limited to season. You can now grow any flowering plants, fruits and vegetables even if it is out of season. You can control the environment by providing shelter and artificial lights.

Aside from the availability of the food, the hydroponic environment can also increase the value of the fruits and vegetables grown. Fruits and veggies taste much better and by controlling the essential nutrients given to the growing plants, the vitamin and mineral content can be affected, also. This is not so easy to do when you are growing plants conventionally.

Hydroponic systems are becoming popular for folks living within a city. It is easy to use a small hydroponic system on a kitchen counter and then you can your terrific tasting crops at home.

Start your very own hydroponics garden today and enjoy a healthier life with your hydroponic system.