Say the Magic Words: Hydroponics Gardening
Your science teacher mentioned something about the conditions necessary for plants to grow. Water, light and oxygen must be what they told you or at least heard. There was no mention of soil as far as you could remember. You asked why since ever since you are born, depending on where it is all plants were grown on soil. They might have pointed out what a good question it was and that they would provide an answer only for both of you to forget and just like that it was history. Though it was a while ago you definitely deserve to have your question answered. Let me introduce you to hydroponics growing.
This type of gardening is basically soil-less. If you have water, oxygen, light and nutrients then you are good to go. Instead of soil substitutes suck as rock wool, sands , gravel and vermiculite can be used. All you need is to have is a porous container to facilitate good drainage. If you are doing it indoors sodium bulbs can be of great help when it comes to lighting. The kind of crops that you grow should agree with the form of hydroponic gardening that you decide to go for better efficiency.
Why hydroponics? That question may disturb your mind. The prospects of getting a thirty to fifty percent higher growth rate should at least arouse your interest. What makes it so is that the root doesn’t have to struggle so much to find nutrients since they are all provided. This makes the focus of growth to be lateral other than that of the root system. You can say goodbye to pest, bugs and diseases on this one because the conditions for such microorganisms to exist are not provided for. Going organic with surprisingly rich harvests has just been simplified. Going soilless means no erosion and no pressure where land is concerned which translates to a very happy gardener, you.
If you have always wanted to practice gardening because you enjoy it then hydroponics is handing you that chance. You plants will be eligible for growth at any time of the year and you can bask in the glory of eating biologically grown plants. What better way to have your family involved in gardening together as with hydroponics. If you are going into gardening without prior experience then hydroponics growing will certainly help cushion you from some of the many disappointments that you would have had to face with soil. If the plants get what they want then you get your bidding in form of juicy , full figured and disease free plants.