Hydroponics is the art of farming without soil; their roots often hang in water with a rich mix of nutrients.
The principal advantage of hydroponics is the savings from reduced labor costs since it's generally carried on in
enclosed areas, and the irrigation and fertilizing are done mechanically. Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture
which is the growing of plants in soilless medium, plants are grown in volcanic rock (pumice) gravel, sand,
cocopeat or liquid and supplied with nutrients.
In media-based hydroponics, a soilless grow medium is used to help plant roots support the weight of a growing plant. Many media types can be used in a media-hydroponics system, including Pumice rock wool, coco coir, expanded clay, perlite, gravel, vermiculite, grow stones, and more. These are customized based on availability. Fruiting vegetables such as tomatoes, capsicum, and cucumbers, among others, are recommended
Nutrient film technique (NFT) is a hydroponic technique in a very shallow stream of water containing all the dissolved nutrients required for plant growth is re-circulated past the bare roots of plants in a watertight gully, also known as channels. It can be in the form of an A- structure or a bench-like design. Recommended for leafy vegetables and herbs. E.g., Lettuces, basil, coriander, celery, chives, Kales among others
Deep water culture is a hydroponic method of crop production by means of suspending the plant roots in a solution of
nutrients rich oxygenated water. Vegetables suitable for this system are water friendly like; basil,lettuce,okra,kales,collard
green,swiss chard,spinach,chard, broccoli , pakchoi & sorrel..
Deep Water Culture is one of the most simple and efficient hydroponics techniques; the plant grows in a pool of water loaded with nutrients, and the roots develop immersed in a water-based mineral solution constantly oxygenated by an air pump. Leavy vegetables and herbs are recommended for the Technique.
The Technique entails a growing tower that allows you to grow plants, vegetables and herbs in a small space Verticaly with maximum yield making use of the vertical space. The crops grown include strawberries, lettuces, coriander, celery, and mint, among others.
A Vertical Wall Garden is a vertically suspended panel on which plants are grown using hydroponics. These unique structures can either be freestanding or attached to a wall to grow food sustainably or for aesthetic appeal. Leafy vegetables, herbs, and bedding plants are recommended for food and aesthetic endavourse respectively.
As the letter A draws this method of farming is growing crops in a structure made of A using steel or timber while aligning them vertically on air while making sure the crops on the upper chamber does not block the lower chamber from accessing light, this growing chambers are mainly heavy gauge waste pipes with a diameter of not less than four inch. Crops suitable on this system are leafy vegetables and strawberries.
It is a young tender grass grown from cereals mainly barley,wheat,oat,sorghum,millet or maize. Hydroponics fodder is essentially the germination of a seed which sprouts into a high quality ,nutritious, disease free animal feed. It serves to replace grains like grains like daily meal and poultry feed concentrates.