Frequently Answered Questions
A few simple answers
What is hydroponics?
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in a nutrient-rich water solution. The roots of the plants grow in water with a rich mix of nutrients dissolved in it.
Why choose a hydroponic system over soil gardening?
Plants that are grown hydroponically mature 25% faster than those plants grown in soil. Yields are bigger by 20% to 25% because the plants can directly get nutrients from the water and they grow in a closed and controlled environment.
Can I grow hydroponic plants outdoors?
Hydroponic systems can be grown anywhere and takes lesser space. It can be grown indoor or outdoor (even in your closet!).
What are the different types of hydroponic systems?
The most common types of hydroponic systems are the following: Deep Water Culture , Wick System & Ebb and Flow.
What are the growing media for hydroponics?
There are a lot of commercially available mediums, the most popular ones are rockwool, stonewool, expanded clay, coconut fiber, and sand.
What hydroponic supplies do I need?
Aside from your hydroponic system and growing mediums, you will also need the following: PH testing kit - to test the acidity of your water TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) Pen - This measures the mineral content of your water.
What issues or problems will I encounter in a hydroponic system?
The most common issue you will encounter is algae build-up in your system. To prevent this from happening, keep your solution away from light. Always keep your system's lids closed.