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Hydroponic Carrots

September 15, 2014 By: Nurul Azis Category: Hydroponic Gardening

hydroponic carrots

hydroponic carrots

Hydroponic Carrots – Carrot is a common name for a native plant to Eurasia and northern Africa and widely distributed throughout the North Temperate Zone. The name also applied to the root of this plant. The cultivated variety is the popular table vegetable. It has the important element of carotene, which is the orange coloring matter of the root, a prolific source of pro-vitamin A.

And you know what? We can grow carrots and other subterranean vegetables hydroponically as well. Hydroponics is not just limited to above soil growth. There are a lot of easy and home-made guides for building your own hydroponic carrot garden.

The simplest one, you will need some preparation like perlite and vermiculite (add to perlite for better water retention) as the medium. Next is a good deep lightproof plastic container with holes at the bottom, at least 12 inches deep and wide. Bigger would be better. You’ll need another plastic container for holding a quantity of water all the time. As an alternative, you can use a deep drip tray (for example, 2 to 3 inches in depth).

After the preparation finished, now you can fill your container with perlite, and also add the vermiculite as well. The ratio is 3:1 for perlite to vermiculite. Put in your carrot seeds in the main container, cover with vermiculite to the depth as written on your seed packet. After that we need to get some water to the seeds to start thus lightly mist or spray the top of your main container with some water. Do not pour water directly down on them at this phase because you will wash away the seeds. You have to keep the top of the main container moist. Maintain the misting as appropriate until the seeds establish themselves. You can consult with the instruction written on your seed packet for germination times.

Once the seeds have germinated – generally carrots take 6 to 10 days to germinate and 2-3 months to mature – you have to give the top of this container a good watering approximately three times a day. Keep the drip tray (or other container) full of water.

As a note, don’t choose a hydroponic system that immerses your Hydroponic Carrots in the water. The reason is that carrots and other root crops don’t do well in very wet environments and keeping them in water all the time will cause them to rot. So you have to keep the liquid level no more than 3 inches deep that still supplies the carrots with access to food and water without making them wet all the time.

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Hydroponic Onions

September 15, 2014 By: Nurul Azis Category: Hydroponic Gardening

hydroponic onions

hydroponic onions

Hydroponic Onions – Onions are widely known foodstuff with function as main ingredients in a variety of dishes and recipes. They are usually chopped and served cooked – fried, grilled, sauteed, baked, and many more. Or, you can find them for prepared savory dish, as well as eaten raw or used just like in salads, chutney or pickles. This vegetable is in bulb shape, contained many layers if you cut them. It has strong taste and strong chemical substances that can irritate our eyes.

Onions belong to hardy, cold season bulbous which can be found in many colors, shapes, and sizes. Growing onions can be said relatively easy one. By applying simple hydroponic garden, you can plant or have experiment with your own year-round different varieties of onions. This hydroponics system enables you to grow onions inside your home, for example, in the kitchen, porch or patio, or for example, you just employ a jar of water and adequate sunlight from the windowsill. Wait for one week and you will see green sprouts start to grow.

A simple and easy example of growing onions is by using a jar. A jar is filled with water, nearly to the top. By following the directions in the box, make the solution of vegetable fertilizer designed for onions. Put an onion on the mouth of jar, its roots are pointed downward into the water. The water must only cover the roots, so you have to adjust the water level if necessary. Onions can grow very well in full sun, so place the jar so it can receive direct sunlight, or under a grow light.

During the Hydroponic Onions growing period, check the nutrient reservoir daily and refill it with more water to change what is vanished to evaporation. Every two weeks, completely wash out the system with pure water and blend a fresh batch of nutrient solution. Also, monitor the temperature and pH.

 

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hydroponic carrots

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hydroponic celery

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hydroponic garlic

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hydroponic green onions

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hydroponic lettuce

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hydroponic potatoes

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plant hydroponic onions

Hydroponic Spinach

September 15, 2014 By: Nurul Azis Category: Hydroponic Gardening

hydroponic spinach

hydroponic spinach

Hydroponic Spinach – Spinach is the most widely known food that is eaten by the famous Popeye – The Sailor Man. Usually the leaves are edible part of these plants which are considered as having useful content that good for your health, especially rich in iron and calcium. Other vitamins and antioxidants can be found from these plants, more specifically when they were fresh, steamed, or quickly boiled.

Hydroponic spinach is grown definitely without the use of soil. The roots of the plant are immersed in a nutrient solution that supplies everything the plant requires in order to grow well. Due to the absence of soil, some what-so-called soil-grown problems will not be met. This means less pests or weeds, as well as water saving. Larger corps or yields can be grown in the area that otherwise cannot be used for certain plants (vegetables, fruits, or herbs) productions.

For growing spinach in hydroponic method, you will need, for example, hydroponic frame, nutrient solution, and floating trays. First, mix the nutrient solution. You can purchase commercial solution, mix a good quality nutrient solution with fertilizer. Fill it into the hydroponic frame at least 5 inches deep.

Now prepare the medium. You can put perlite into the hollows of one or more floating trays. This will function as the place for seeds to start and provide stability to the plants as they are growing. Next, scatter the seeds directly into the rooting medium. The seeds will grow in the perlite and will ultimately stretch roots down into the hydroponic solution.

You can float the perlite-and-seed trays on top of the nutrient solution inside the Hydroponic Spinach frame. Accordingly, the seeds will obtain adequate moisture from the liquid below them. You have to routionely monitor the hydroponic solution and avoid the level to fall lower than 5 inches deep inside of the frame. Watering is every two or three days, as needed, and aslo add 1 tbsp. of water-soluble fertilizer once a week.

 

hydroponic carrots

hydroponic carrots

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hydroponic spinach nutrient solution

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hydroponic spinach plant care

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