Hydroponics - Working With
Water. Says it all!
Water is the only way
nutrients are delivered to plants. What is in water is just what
plants get, and it is instantly available.
You have full control
depending on requirement and what you determine is needed for the
particular stage of growth.
composts, some of the nutrition is stored in the compost and
requires a number of processes to occur before becoming available to
This is the key to
irrigation with Hydroponics.
virtually impossible with Air-Pots and the aggregate I use
plus oxygenated water and super drainage. Air/water ratio is
ideal and root action is extensive.
Aggregate should not
be allowed to dry out more than 50% of the maximum. If in doubt and
the weather is good and warm, plants transpiring, then irrigate.
If aggregate dries out
then the EC will increase accordingly to undesirable level.
Irrigation is simple
and carried out by hand! No re-circulating pumps, pipes, drippers,
automatic timers and controls here!
I enjoy watering, it
gives me time to spend in the greenhouse "watching the plants
grow" and to consider the finer details that make all the
Watering is easy when
everything is conveniently to hand. Two tanks with mains water
supply adjacent. Water stored and balanced with nutrients, EC and PH
Oxygen is injected by
bubbling air continuously from an air pump. Get a substantial one
with at least 4 outlets and 4 air stones. (see photo below)