Soil is a funny stuff.Well, it’s not funny in the comedic sense, but funny in how its characteristics mutate as temperatures change. Deep, powdery soil materials can actually harden enough to walk on without burying your feet deep within, and this can also cause the soil to take on a rough quality that actually enhances grip for vehicles in a very unusual way.
But for Mother Nature, soil is a part of a plant’s existence. Most people believed that without soil plants would never grow. And so they thought.
With the hustle and bustle of modern life, people have come to learn things that do not need much attention. Everything seems to be on an instant: instant noodles, instant food, and instant plant.
Yes! Plants can now grow on an instant, without the typical step-by-step process of sowing, watering, and tending to it day by day. You can now grow plants quickly without having to burden yourself that much.
Some call the process as soilless gardening, chemiculture, water gardening, and soilless culture. For many, this is commonly known as hydroponics gardening. Hydroponics gardening is the contemporary way of cultivating plants without having to use soil.
In hydroponics gardening, nutrients are directly supplied to the roots of the plants. These nutrients, commonly known as hydroponics nutrients, plant food, or fertilizers for soilless gardening, are first dissolved in water before feeding them to the plants.
Pretty amazing, isn’t it?
Just imagine breeding different flowers or cultivating a vegetable garden without having to clash with the soil. Hydroponics gardening means not having to worry about some of the basic concerns of a typical grower.
In hydroponics gardening, you’ll never have to worry if the water for your plant was too much or too little. You don’t have to worry if how much fertilizer you are going to use or when to use fertilizers in the first place.
Hydroponics gardening alleviates you from the laborious work of weeding and nurturing the soil for the right quality and makeup. Best of all, you no longer have to worry about how much plot to provide for every plant through hydroponics gardening.
Normally, a grower has to consider the space for each plant so as to steer clear of food and water competition. This is such a mind-numbing work because you have to check every now and then for water retention, pest, and weeds. But with hydroponics gardening, everything is as easy as 1-2-3.
Hydroponics gardening is very straightforward. There’s nothing complicated about its process. There’s no technical term to remember, no scientific theories to ponder, no fuss, and no worries. Beginner and professional farmers alike will find no difficulty in hydroponics gardening. In fact it’s not even a new approach in gardening.
Hydroponics gardening has long been used as a research procedure for more than a hundred years now. But it was not until 1929 that the practicality of hydroponics gardening for growing viable produce was determined through experiments.
Nowadays, hydroponics gardening is already a part of most modern home gardens and commercial planting operations in some countries like the United States.
The basic concept of hydroponics gardening is that plants can be developed closer together than in a typical crop growing in the field. This, in turn, increases harvests at the same time farmers get to practice multiple cropping.
Basically, plants that grow in soil have bigger roots in order to search for water and food. In hydroponics gardening, plants grow smaller roots, thus saving more space and impeding competition.
Moreover, plants will grow healthier in hydroponics gardening because plant food dissolved in water is fed directly to the roots. This will enable the plant to concentrate more on growing the upper portion.
So, for growers who still don’t know the feasibility of hydroponics gardening, you’ll be losing more than you know. Hydroponics gardening can offer more practical reward than just easy gardening. In fact, many people who are already engaged in hydroponics gardening find it relatively a worthwhile hobby. Others find it as a great way of managing plant displays inside their home.
Indeed, nothing beats the gloom of pouring rain than a lovely bunch of bright, colorful flowers without the hassle of soil management inside your home. It’s having a home that’s close to nature.