For saving space and soil, this method also has several
other benefits, including no soil-borne diseases, no
weeds to pull and no soil to till, run-of-the-mill side
benefits of soil-less gardening.

Major Categories of Hydroponics Gardening

By Allan Wilson

This is an attempt to explain basic types or categories of Hydroponics Gardening. Hydroponics is a method where gardiners grow plants without soil. It doesn’t mean that it does not need soil. Different mediums are used instead of more soil to grow plants. The nutrients are mixed with water and provide all requirements to the plants.

There are some strong points of the Hydroponics Gardening that give you confidence and wonderful results. Plants grow faster with healthy life. This system needs less labor, time, and investment and gives more benefits. This is a more simpler, easier and cleaner method of gardening or farming. It keeps consistency in results. Therefore a large number of people are now using this system.

Hydroponics gardening includes different types of gardening methods. They are divided in terms of the water supplying around plants roots. Generally, two major categories are considered i.e. Passive (hydroculture) gardening, and an Active (hydroponic) gardening.
Active Gardening:A pump is used to circulate the water to plants in the active gardens. It catches water from reservoir supplies to the plants.

The Trickle Garden System:In the trickle gardening system an air pump is used to supply the water to the plants. It catches water from the reservoirs and provides to the plants. A flexible pipe is used to pass water and air simultaneously to the plants. This is one of the best active gardening systems and popular in many countries. It is available in different sizes and shapes. They provide excellent mixture of water and air to the plants and gives good better result than other systems.

The Ebb and Flow Method:This system is also known as the Flood and Drain System. It is oldest method. Now, it is molded and modernized. A mechanical water pump is used to supply water to the plants. A timer is attached to the pump so that could control the pump during water supply.

The water pump automatically turned on by the timer and it will flood the medium for specific time. And it will be turned off to drain water back into reservoirs. This automatic on and off action provides enough air to the mediums when level of water drops. The action can be repeated many times during a day. Therefore this system requires large reservoir systems.


Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More