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No soil! What is hydroponics?

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The word Hydroponics comes from, Greek words ‘hydro’ meaning water and ‘ponos’ meaning work. Simply put, the water does the work!  Hydroponics should be easy. You should be able to let the hydroponics do the work and just enjoy the results. Plantui Smart Gardens are using the hydroponics technology.

Hydroponics is a growing technology. It uses 80 % less water and nutrients and grows up to three times faster than soil-grown plants.

 

How hydroponics works?

 

How is it possible for hydroponics to do all of this? But it is quite simple. Hydroponic method uses water-nutrient solution instead of soil to provide plant substances needed for its growth.

The system uses water and nutrients efficiently because the nutrient solution circulates. The hydroponic system pumps the same water and nutrients to the roots, over and over again. The hydroponic systems are also usually covered so that the water can’t evaporate away.

Fast growth of the plants is also explained by the use of the nutrient solution, it provides a direct way to plants to get nutrients and water. With hydroponics, we can guarantee that the plant has everything it needs, and this makes it easier for the plant to get all the crucial nutrients from liquid medium than from soil.

Plantui Smart Garden uses so-called Ebb and Flow technique, which is an active form of hydroponics. Ebb and Flow, this refers to the tides of the ocean, the water rises and goes down. Roots are not submerged in the water all the time and this provides oxygen to roots. Plant roots need oxygen to stay healthy and to gather water and nutrients for the plant.

Read more about Plantui water pump.

 

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