Hydroponics – Growing Techniques

Hydroponics is not just one method of growing plants in water. There are at least 7 growing techniques and we go in to detail on them one-by-one below. Nutrient Film Technique - The purist form of today's highly developed hydroponic growing systems is Nutrient Film Technique (N.F.T.). It is also the form of hydroponics most intriguing to the public because of its futuristic nature and appearance. The nutrient is fed into growtubes where the roots draw it up. The excess drains by gravity back … [Read more...]

Hydroponics – A History Lesson

What on earth is Hydroponics? Actually, hydroponics doesn't involve earth (soil)! It is essentially done on water. "hydro" means "water" and "ponos" means "labor". Hydroponics basically means working water. Many different civilizations have utilized hydroponic growing techniques throughout history. As noted in Hydroponic Food Production (Fifth Edition, Woodbridge Press, 1997, page 23) by Howard M. Resh: "The hanging gardens of Babylon, the floating gardens of the Aztecs of Mexico and those of … [Read more...]