One of the best ways to grow the best vegetables as well as healthy full house plants is by hydroponic gardening. Many people seem to think that this is a difficult process but it really is rather simple and can be done right in your own home. Believe it or not, Hydroponics has been around as long as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Imagine having your own garden, in your own home, full of hearty vegetables, fruits and herbs as well as lush indoor plants.
Regular gardening leaves everything up to Mother Nature. How much water and light a plant normally gets is based on rain fall and natural sunlight. Scientists have spent years in determining what minerals and what kid of light a plant needs to flourish to its fullest potential. By using a hydroponics system, you can control everything your plant needs which means you will control how fast your plant grows.
By using a controlled environment, scientists found that you can grow heartier plants and that you can increase the amount of plants produced. Many people are amazed at the results that they can get in their own home with the use of the right artificial light and the right mineral supplements. Holland is number one where these types of hydroponic gardens are with Canada coming in second. Canada has been using it for commercial use.
Another name for hydroponics is called controlled environmental agriculture. In these types of environments, you can completely control everything such as, amount of water, oxygen level, temperature, and light, CO2 as well as the nutrients and the pH.
When you decide you want to start your own garden, there are plenty of options for you to choose from where hydroponics systems are concerned. The first thing you would need to do it pick out the light source and what type of garden you want. Remember that this is extremely low maintenance and it is very efficient so you can do this with little effort. Depending on what hydroponic system that you get, it can check the pH for you every other day as well as make sure the water level is where it needs to be. It can also change the nutrients every week to a week and a half. You can also have a timer sit on it to turn on the lights as well as the garden itself, automatically at a certain time of day, everyday.