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New technology in hydroponics is helping farmers to get a better harvest

Hydroponics is a method of growing crops in a water-based, nutrient-rich solution. It does not use water, and instead, the root system is supported using a still medium like clay pellets, vermiculite, rock wool, or perlite inside a grow tent. The basic logic behind hydroponic is to help the plant’s roots to have direct contact with the nutrient solution while getting access to oxygen, which is essential for proper growth.

Advantages of hydroponics

Farming with hydroponics comes with several advantages,

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How can vertical farming indoor farming save time and money?

Vertical farming is the practice of growing food in vertically pilled layers like a shipping container, used warehouse, or skyscraper. The contemporary ideas of vertical farming apply indoor farming techniques and controlled-environment agriculture technology, where every environmental factor can be controlled. These facilities make use of artificial control of grow light, temperature, humidity, gases, and fertigation. Several vertical farms apply techniques similar to grow tents, where natural sunlight can be increased with artificial lighting and metal reflectors.

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Can hydroponics be a superior option to organic farming

Hydroponics is a method of growing plant in a nutrient-rich and water-based solution. Hydroponics does not use water; rather the root system is supported using a lifeless medium like Rockwool, perlite, peat moss, clay pellets, or vermiculite. The basic logic behind hydroponics is to help the plant’s roots to have direct contact with the nutrient solution, while still getting access to oxygen, which is essential for appropriate growth. Growing with hydroponics come with many benefits and below are some of the benefits which makes the method a superior option when compared to organic farming such as the use of grow tents and special grow lights.

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A hydroponic system with a solar light is a good option for growing plants faster

With a variety of grow lights, you can produce a lot of plants indoors, including orchids, houseplants and even some vegetables and fruits. Grow lights are essential for seed starting since they help enhance stocky, greening seedlings. A wintertime harvest of salad and herbs greens can also be grown under lights. By understanding how plants use light and about fixture options, you can choose an indoor grow light system along with solar light system that is appropriate for the plants you need to grow.

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