Pepper Plant Nutrient Feed Chart
If one was asked what it takes to normally plant seeds or grow a product, the average individual would generally respond with four key elements needed. Generally those four elements would include the seed itself, soil, light and water.
However, in today's day and age and the need to grow food to meet the demands of a growing global community other methods need to be developed or improved on. One of those methods that has been improved upon is hydroponics planting.
Therefore, to fully understand this process it is important to know what is hydroponics planting and what are the advantages of hydroponics planting.
What Is Hydroponics Planting?
Hydroponics planting is the process in which the seeds of soon to be plants receive their needed growth nutrients through specially treated water. This water is generally infused with the proper percentages of nutrients needed to properly nurture the seeds that will soon become a crop.
Often those nutrients include such minerals as calcium, phosphate, magnesium, sulfate, dihydrogen phosphate, etc. Additionally, there are three methods in which hydroponics planting is accomplished.
Those three methods include the static solution, the non-static solution and aeroponics. Each of these methods delivers the treated water to the plant, but varies on how the process is accomplished.
For example the static solution means that the plants are grown in a closed container. Types of containers used in a static hydroponics planting process include jars, buckets, various sized tanks, etc. The individual utilizing this type of hydroponics planting system aerates the plant and adds the ionized water on a regular basis.
The non-static solution of hydroponics planting is the exact opposite of the static solution process. Additionally, the aeroponics process uses a misting or vapor like process to provide nutrients to the plantís roots.
Generally, the treated water contains the essential nutrients for plant growth. Some of those nutrients include calcium, nitrate, sulfate, magnesium, etc. Fundamentally, the water solution provides quick access to the plant through the easy absorption of the treated water easily through the root system.
Advantages Of Hydroponics Planting
There are many advantages associated with the use of hydroponics planting. The main advantage of hydroponics planting is that soil is not required. This can be extremely beneficial if fertile soil is not available for crops to be planted. This can be especially promising for the growth of crops in such arid countries as the Middle East or the Southwestern part of The United States of America.
In addition, single plant hydroponics can be developed when an individual wants to grow a particular crop but does not have the soil needed to plant the appropriate seeds. Examples where single plant hydroponics can be demonstrated is give individuals living in a high-rise or in an area where the use of planting soil is limited.