Hydroponics Systems

Hydroponics Systems

Generally speaking, hydroponics can be divided into two fields – Passive and Active. Passive kits or systems are fed either by hand-watering or through capillary action, which can be through direct contact or through the use of a ‘wick’. Whilst Active kits or systems, which come in a variety of designs, uses a ‘powered’ hydroponic technique, whether it be with a Pump or Air-Pump. The most important thing to remember is that the best system for you is the one that suits your experience, budget and situation.


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    Steps To Grow From Cuttings If using cubes/plugs/sponges, pre-soak with a young plant nutrient or a weak ‘grow’ nutrient solution. If using compost, make sure it is moist, but no...

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    Steps To Grow From Seed If using cubes/plugs/sponges, pre-soak with a young plant nutrient or weak ‘grow’ nutrient solution. Place the seed in the dibble hole of the ...

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    Passive kits and systems consist of hand- or capillary-watering. Hand-watering is exactly what it says – watering by hand. This method depends on how much effort the grower is will...

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    Flood And Drain Flood and Drain is a re-circulating timed hydroponic system. This method is also known as Ebb and Flow andFlood and Drain. There are two types of Flood and Drain s...

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    NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) NFT is a re-circulating continuous flow hydroponic system, which uses no growing media except for any starter blocks used. In this growing method, th...

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    Run-To-Waste This is essentially a non-re-circulating active system that is usually a drip irrigation set up. This method is commonly used for large scale commercial hydroponics. ...
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