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Hydroponics

Hydroponics is a technique that uses nutrient combinations and water to grow plants without soil using more sustainable alternatives. Becoming increasingly popular within urban area and regions with extreme climate There are many benefits to hydroponics as an alternative form of agriculture, including fewer chemicals, ease or growing using organic fertilizers, larger and better tasting plants, and dramatically improved water efficiency. 

Types of Systems

Deep Water Culture (DWC)

Deep Water Culture is when a plants root are suspended into an oxygenated nutrient solution. The plants are placed on a raft in net pots that allow for the roots to hang into the solution. This type of hydroponics produces the most growth. In our opinion!

Ebb and Flow (Flood and Drain)

By far the most popular system. Plants placed in a grow bed using perlite or expanded clay balls. The bed will flood with nutrient rich water using a timer on the pump or constant flow and a bell syphon allowing for the bed to completely drain at the end of each cycle.

Drip

Drip systems use a network of plumbing that will allow the nutrient solution to be dripped on to the grow media then it will return to the reservoir. This system give you the ability to shut off individual section.

Nutrient Film Technique (NFT)

Nutrient Film Technique is when the nutrient solution is pumped into channels that hold varying amounts of plants. This allows nutrients to flow across the root of each plant while suppling all the nutrients and oxygen the plant can utilize.

Aeroponics

Aeroponics uses cubes or towers that allow for plants roots to be suspended in the air where nutrients get pumped into nozzles that will mist the roots with nutrients and oxygen.

Wicking

Wicking system have grow trays that sit on top of a nutrient reservoir. Using a process call capillary action which uses rope, string or felt that hangs from the grow trays into the reservoir and draws nutrient into the grow tray without the need of a pump.

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