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.

How to Plant Flower Bulbs in Your Hydroponic Garden

Buying flower bulbs for your home garden is an exciting experience, but this can be doubly exciting if they can thrive in a hydroponic environment. Hydroponic is the technique of growing flowers, fruits or vegetables in a soilless environment. The practice originated from the Aztecs where they used rafts covered in soil from the lake bottom to plant vegetables, and then allow them to float on the water for hydration and nutrients.

Flower bulbs great for growing indoors include Dutch amaryllis, African amaryllis, daffodil bulbs, and tulip bulbs along with other popular choices like marigold and petunias. To start planting your perennials in your hydroponic garden, you need to wet the starter plugs with water as a medium for seeds to germinate. Plugs are cork-shaped made from sponge-like materials with a hole in the middle that help maintain a perfect air-to-water ratio. Insert the flower seed to the plug using your thumb, place them into the flower flats, and keep them in an area with direct sunlight. Put a clear plastic dome over the flower flats and feed the flower with a half-strength hydroponic nutrient feeding solution.

Once the flower had taken roots, you can now put the starter plugs to your hydroponic setup, continue to add water to the flower trays, keep them in direct sunlight for 5 to 6 hours as they mature, and harvest the flowers once they reached maturity. Planting great bulbs at low prices in your hydroponic garden is a good investment where you can gain a bigger yield than the amount you had invested.


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