You've heard how fast plants grow in a hydroponics system. You've heard about the huge harvests. Once you have it set up you will only need to spend a small amount of time per day monitoring the plants. Discover shortcuts that will help you build a hydroponics setup quickly and easily... and cheaply.
Hydroponics is NOT complicated once you understand how to get started. There are five types of hydroponics systems, and this ebook will show you why matching the right system to your situation can save you a lot of frustration.
"Hydroponics how to" Plants grown in hydroponics have their roots in a clean neutral media such as clay balls or perlite, instead of dirt. A nutrient solution is circulated to the roots via a pump or wick action. The plants don't have to waste energy developing a large root system because the food is delivered right to the roots. Since it no longer has to search for its food, the plant's growth and energy are redirected to lush foliage and abundant flowers and fruit.
My name is Stella. I have 13 years experience with hydroponics, and a little later I will explain my bizarre introduction to this easy way to grow plants. But first...
If you are thinking about getting involved with hydroponics you need to answer these three questions:
This e-book will take you on a journey, almost like going down a garden path, and help match the right system to your situation.
Obviously, you know that plants need light to thrive, but don't you want a lighting system that will fit your situation and fit your budget? There are a number of different ways to get the right amount of light to your plants. This e-book will show you where the deals are and also what to watch out for. Lighting can be the single greatest expense... and a critical component.
Certainly you knew you would have to do something to keep the plants going. If there were shortcuts that would make maintenance so much easier, would you use them? There are two main things to monitor to ensure a huge harvest.
Do you remember your first garden? Remember how hopeful you were? You prepared the ground, planted the seed, maybe put on a little fertilizer. After a few days the little sprout popped up out of the ground. What a thrill!
This ebook is like a seed. It is a different kind of seed. Instead of a tiny speck, it is a plan. The first step to a hydroponic setup is getting the know-how and a good set of plans. By getting this book you will be planting a seed. And enjoying a bountiful harvest.
2. What is Hydroponics………………………6 Knowledge is power!
12. Seeds & Seedlings…………………………80 13. Plants & Produce……………………………86
I learned to love gardening during my own back-to-the land adventure in rural Louisiana in the 1980s. There on 5 acres, I raised two children, two horses, two dogs, a goat and some chickens.
Over the next decade, I tried it all.... a square foot garden, a french intensive garden, many large traditional plowed gardens, mulberry bushes, pineapple patches, muscadine grape vineyards; I've canned pickles, home brewed beer and made orange wine. I baked bread from scratch, made home-made butter, froze green beans and canned tomatoes.
It was wonderful growing our own fresh fruits and veggies. But the reality of it is, it took a ton of hard work and perseverance to fight the bugs and the weeds! Crop production and quality was always inconsistent... dependent on the soil, the weather, and the pest invasions.
Eventually, life events intervened, as they always seem to do, and by the 90s, I found myself divorced with 2 kids, and living in the city. My Mother Earth Adventure was but a fond distant memory.
My lightning inspiration came at the most unlikely place, Disneyworld! My partner Simon and I visited Epcot Center at Disney World in Orlando and toured the "Living With the Land" exhibit. This is an awesome hydroponics project in action. If you ever make it to Epcot, don't miss it!
Well, that was it... the wheels started turning, and we were off and running with the hydroponics method of gardening!
At first, we were bewildered. There's LOTS of conflicting information and product recommendations on Hydro gardening out there.
Since that time, we have experimented, tinkered and learned with the 6 major hydroponics methods widely used today. We have planted garden after garden in different systems, configurations, seasons of the year, and types of crops.
The secrets experienced hydroponic gardeners use to Turbo-charge plant growth. Use any of these secrets and your plants will grow faster than your neighbors. Use them all and you'll be bringing home ribbons from the fair.
What does car repair have to do with hydroponics? When the clutch went out on our Toyota, my husband decided to replace it himself. He is handy so I thought it would be a good way to get the car fixed. He bought the parts needed for the job and thought he could save money by doing the work without a repair manual.
When he finished the job, he had a few bolts left over. One of them was for the rear engine mount. The engine shifted and caused the drive shaft to lean against the catalytic converter. After the spinning shaft had ground a hole in the converter, it started spewing fumes from under the car. However, the most embarrassing thing about this car is it now sounds like a Hot Rod because the converter has a hole in it.
If he had bought the repair manual, he would've known how important that one bolt was. He would've saved money... and a lot of frustration.
You saw the Table of Contents. You saw how packed with "Hydroponics how to" information this e-book is. It consists of 320 pages of information and step-by-step plans... Read more...