The single most important factor in plant growth is the quality of the soil, right? Wrong. Way back in the 18th century, it was discovered that the essential mineral nutrients absorbed by plants are inorganic ions in water. In nature, soil fulfills the role of a mineral nutrient reservoir, but that soil is not required for plant growth. When those important mineral nutrients are brought into a plant’s water supply through an artificial method, soil is not required for the plant’s growth. And that’s what hydroponic gardening is all about.
Engaging in hydroponic gardening is challenging, especially for a newbie, but it is also very rewarding after you learn the basics. Once you’ve chosen your indoor grow lights, understood the different types of hydroponic systems and learned some of the skills of indoor gardening, you may find this method just as or even more enjoyable than outdoor gardening.
I have to confess I’d never really seriously considered hydroponic gardening until I read “Hydroponic Gardening – Do It Right the First Time!”
One of the things I like most about hydroponic gardening is the incredibly fast growth rates, which are the result of the plant not having to grow roots down into soil to mine for food. And there are many different methods you can try to find the one that works best for your situation.
Have you tried hydroponic gardening yet? If so, what have your experiences been with this method? What are some of the challenges you’ve encountered, and how have you overcome them? Hope to hear from you.