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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.

 

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