LEARN HYDROPONICS IN QUARANTINE

Hydroponics

We have many checklist being prepared in Quarantine whereas everyone wish to grow vegetables with ease. The heavy alarm of World Health Organisation tells Covid 19 pandemic is going to be very harder in the upcoming month. So let us be more organic to our body. Meanwhile you are reading this content if you have children or young generation tell them to learn as a hobby this is quite interesting and creative!

What is hydroponics?

It is a type of horticulture and a subset of hydro culture, which is a method of growing plants without soil with a mineral nutrient solution into a water solvent. The main basic idea behind this concept of hydroponics is to allow the plants roots to come to direct contact with the nutrient solution which it gets oxygen directly and helps for the growth of plants.

What can be grown in hydroponics?

  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumber
  • Spring onions
  • Bell pepper
  • Spinach
  • Berries
  • Coriander
  • Basil

How does it work?

It works through the process called Photosynthesis which we studied in our school days , they use sunlight and chemical inside the leave called chlorophyll to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen. Where there is no mention of soil here, plants obtain both from the soil . In this method we get nutrients rich although from water and air. The different types of hydroponics system are available they are deep water culture, nutrients flim techniques, Aeroponics, wicking, ebb effect, drip system.

Advantages and disadvantages of hydroponics

The growth of hydroponics plants is very faster compared to soil based plants because here there will be equal distribution of nutrients and it requires only less water which will be the greatest advantage for the metropolitans.

The Disadvantage behind this system lays upon while setting up a large scale system of hydroponics where it requires a lot of time.

Simple hydroponics to grow at home

  • Take a vessel filled with water
  • Place the plastic vegetable basket(it should be holed)
  • Add some coriander seed into the basket
  • Pour some water

After 5 to 6 days you can see your fresh coriander leaves in the basket. Note you can cut in the half and it grows automatically if you want you can also add organic fertiliser into the water and mix it .

Hydroponics is the way to try some magic of growing plants easily without soil. Start with the basic daily needs of coriander, mint ,tamoto. Enjoy the fragrance of organic foods. Believe me it will give you the era of satisfaction while you are eating the food.

Coriander by hydroponics