Hydroponics is a system of growing plants, in which all nutrients are provided to the plants by water requiring no soil. There are two bastc methods used in hydroponics gardening. First is an active hydroponics gardening system, and second is passive gardening system. Both methods work great for indoor hydroponics gardening. But the achieving great results depends on your strategy.
Passive Hydroponic Gardening A Passive Hydroponic Gardening System requires following items and materials. Plant container with drainage whole, moisturized soil, hydroponic absorption wick, wooden table with a center whole, plastic buckets etc. material can use in Passive Garden. Make sure that all the material is enough and will proper for everything. For instance table should be slightly smaller than the plant containers. Or peat moss should be good.
Passive Hydroponic Gardening Setup (Wick System) Setup of the wick system is a very simple and easy to accomplish task. Using wick system in your garden is very good idea. It is easy and simple to fulfill your desire. Set hydroponic wick into growing container. Before setting wick decide which side do you want to use or which side should be useful for your convenient.
Follow the lines of container and bottom of the container through drainage holes. Size of container should be six to eight inches above reservoir buckets and that should be provide proper nutrients to the container. Hydroponic wick should be long and adequate to reach reservoir. Then fill up containers with soil, water and other required material up to two inches bellow the container rim.
Put the container on proper place according to wick system. Before placing container arrange table and then put the container near the table. Set two other buckets underneath the table so that the water will fall into the reservoir container. Reservoir container and plant container will be placed on proper distance.
Arrange drainage system in a way that water should be reach to both containers. And make sure that you will have fill up the container with water every day whenever required. Then put a plant in a container and add other nutrients, solution with plants. It is easy to maintain and operate every thing.
Passive method is simpler than the active method. Active method requires more concentration. The passive method is not as complicated as the active method because the passive technique requires less property and material.
Active Hydroponics Gardening Systems Active hydroponics systems work by actively passing a nutrient solution over your plants roots. This method requires the use of a pump and reservoir to move and store the water. This system usually involves a large size planting medium such as pea gravel, vermiculite and perlite.
Hydroponic gardening systems can take a little bit of getting used to, but once you have learned how to use it, it can be a very efficient way of growing any kind of plants.