Really the culture of plants has not reached its end in evolution. The art of growing plants in other sets f mediums other than soil, such as gravel, sand and stones, is known as hydroponics. The process of growing these plants in these optional mediums for the growth of the plants in a hydroponics garden is the addition of the necessary nutrients for the growth of the plants.
Hydroponics is a word blended or coined from the two Latin terms, Hydro and Ponos, meaning water and works respectively. Hydroponics gardens are a favorite for plant growth since they have as their active working principle the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the root zones of the plants making the growth rates and the yields as well be at a higher level as compared to the traditional gardens which have lower supplies of these essential elements for the growth and yield of the plants.
There are several advantages that hydroponic gardening will have over the traditional soil gardening as we will be seeing shortly.
The one advantage of the hydroponic gardens is the fact that it will essentially allow for the growth of more plants as compared to the number that would have been accommodated by the usual gardening forms, making it an efficient and effective model for the maximization of the available space for gardening. The roots of plants in a hydroponic garden will enjoy a direct supply of oxygen and nutrients which stands as a main benefit of the gardens since with these, one can be sure to have the highest supply of these essentials to guarantee a high production. You will achieve better space efficiency with your gardening needs when you use a hydroponic gardening model since with these is the option for stacking the plants together to enable you achieve this particular end. Hydroponic gardening has as well gained much popularity among farmers when they consider the ease they afford in so far as the control of nutrients in the plants and the garden goes.
There are several types of hydroponic systems which can be adopted by the lovers of plant nurturing. One which is most common of the hydroponics systems is the Nutrient Film Technique,(NFT), which always has the plants grown with their roots suspended in water with no growing medium. You will however come across some other techniques and systems for hydroponics like the Wick system, the Ebb and Flow System, the drip system amongst several others.
Hydroponic garden plants will need proper lighting in order for them to grow to maximum productivity. Most indoor hydroponic gardeners are always found of the mistake of providing inadequate lighting to the plants in their gardens by opting to maximize on the use of light with the available space.