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Indoor Hydroponic Vegetable Gardening
Posted on: Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 3:53 am
Hydroponic gardening is the one where crops are cultivated by planting roots into liquid nutrient-solutions rather than the usual practice of planting them in soil. As crops are settled in the fluid nutrient solutions along with gravel, the liquid circulates around roots by circulation pump or wick action. The most basic elements forming the hydroponic fluid nutrient solution include magnesium sulfate, potassium phosphate, calcium nitrate and potassium nitrate. These nutrients should be dissolved fully in the nutrient mix before these are passed through the roots. The other elements that are infused in the hydroponic solution are iron sulfate, copper sulfate, manganese chloride, zinc sulfate & boric acid.
In the initial level, the same nutrient solution has to be used for around 14 days at a stretch. But then the solution must be changed after every seven day.
In case of hydroponic indoor gardening, it’s advised to place the garden where it can receive high traffic & high level of CO2 simultaneously. The other most essential things for a flourishing hydroponic vegetable garden are bright sunlight for 5-6 hours, airy ambience and 45-75 degree C temperature.
Ideal veggies for hydroponic indoor garden
Cucumber- It’s one of the most befitting for your indoor hydroponic vegetable setup. Usually one single creeper would offer you sufficient stock for entire season. You must clip that creeper to main stem & train it to a strong string.
Broccoli- Broccoli is a very nutritious and healthy crop with a lush green head. You are able to grow just 1 plant on each pot- the broccoli simply requires a temperature not more than 60 degrees & airy space.
Spinach- Spinach is a plant enriched in iron content and hence a must have for your kitchen almost every day. However, remember spinach plant would need a stable drainage system and around 3 to 4 inches of spacing.