Hydroponics: (From the Greek hydro, water, and ponos, labour) is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only or in an inert medium, such as perlite, gravel, mineral wool, or coconut husk.Some of the reasons why hydroponics is being adapted around the world for food production are the following:
  • No soil is needed
  • The water stays in the system and can be reused – thus, lower water costs
  • It is possible to control the nutrition levels in their entirety – thus, lower nutrition costs
  • No nutrition pollution is released into the environment because of the controlled system
  • Stable and high yields
  • Pests and diseases are easier to get rid of than in soil because of the container’s mobility
(Source: Wikipedia)
 

In our new Hilton Retail Store, we carry a very large selection of Hydrogrow Hydroponic Growing System components for home gardeners, including:

We also carry an assortment of hydroponic growing systems, supplies and kits, greenhouse accessories, nutrients, grow lights and many other hydroponic gardening components.