What is hydroponics?
The word, Hydroponic, comes from Latin ,Hydro : Water & Ponics : Labor
Hydroponic production is defined as growing plants in nutrient rich solution without soil.
Plants are grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only or in an inert medium such as Perlite, gravel, mineral wool, expanded clay or coconut husk. Hydroponics proves that soil isn’t required for plant growth but the elements, minerals and nutrients that soil contains are. By eliminating the soil, you eliminate soil borne disease and weeds and gain precise control over the plant’s nutritional diet. We use a growing medium in place of soil to help support the plant and to absorb the nutrient solution.
Challenges in Soil Cultivation –
- Depleting arable land
- Loss of top fertile layer due to excessive tillage
- Insufficient absorption of nutrients by plants due to leaching of fertilizers into soil
- Excessive water usage for irrigation
- Pest and disease attacks
- Fluctuating weather conditions leads to crop loss
- Labor intensive.
In a hydroponic solution, we provide the exact nutrients that plants need in precisely correct ratios so they can develop stress-free, mature faster and, at harvest, are the highest quality possible.The roots of a hydroponic plant do not work as hard as those of a plant grown in soil because their needs are readily met by the nutrient solution we feed them.
The field of hydroponics is something that will not only produce much more than a traditional field can but it will also cut costs. There will be less of a cost regarding your labor and we use alternate power sources to create a truly earth friendly or “green” environment.
Worldwide, hydroponics has become a well established, popular method of growing food crops.
Quality of food
The premium quality of most hydroponic produce is due to several things.
First it is the controlled environment and then a high grade nutrients and precise control of the nutrient feed. These ratios can accelerate vine ripening time without having herbicides and pesticides in your back pocket.
Components of Hydroponic Green House –
- Greenhouse structure
- Growing system like grow bag, trough etc
- Environmental control like cooling & ventilation systems like misters and foggers.
- Drip irrigation and fertigation system