HYDROCULTURE
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HYDROCULTURE

HYDROPONICS

WHAT IS HYDROCULTURE?

LIST OF HYDROPONIC PLANTS

HYDROPONICS GROWING MEDIUM

HYDROPONIC GROWING MEDIA

HYDROCULTURE LINKS



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HYDROCULTURE




Hydroculture is the growing of plants in a soilless medium, or an
aquatic based environment. Plant nutrients are distributed via water.

Hydroculture is aquatic horticulture.



Hydroculture
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroculture



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HYDROPONICS




Hydroponics (From the Greek words hydro, water and ponos, labor)
is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions,
in water, without soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with
their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only or in an inert
medium, such as perlite, gravel, mineral wool, or coconut husk.

Researchers discovered in the 19th century that plants absorb
essential mineral nutrients as inorganic ions in water. In
natural conditions, soil acts as a mineral nutrient reservoir
but the soil itself is not essential to plant growth. When the
mineral nutrients in the soil dissolve in water, plant roots
are able to absorb them. When the required mineral nutrients
are introduced into a plant's water supply artificially, soil
is no longer required for the plant to thrive. Almost any
terrestrial plant will grow with hydroponics. Hydroponics is
also a standard technique in biology research and teaching.



Origin



Soilless culture

Gericke originally defined hydroponics as crop growth in mineral
nutrient solutions, with no solid medium for the roots. He objected
in print to people who applied the term hydroponics to other types
of soilless culture such as sand culture and gravel culture. The
distinction between hydroponics and soilless culture of plants has
often been blurred. Soilless culture is a broader term than
hydroponics; it only requires that no soils with clay or silt are
used. Note that sand is a type of soil yet sand culture is considered
a type of soilless culture. Hydroponics is a subset of soilless
culture. Many types of soilless culture do not use the mineral
nutrient solutions required for hydroponics.



Advantages



Some of the reasons why hydroponics is being adapted around the world
for food production are the following:


No soil is needed

The water stays in the system and can be reused- thus, lower water costs

It is possible to control the nutrition levels in their entirety- thus,
lower nutrition costs

No nutrition pollution is released into the environment because of the
controlled system

Stable and high yields

Pests and diseases are easier to get rid of than in soil because of the
container's mobility



Hydroponics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroponics



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WHAT IS
HYDROCULTURE?




Hydroculture is a form of passive hydroponics and a way of growing
plants without soil. Passive hydroponics systems often use an inert
growing medium such as clay pebbles instead of soil. If you haven't
experimented with hydroponics before, then passive hydroponics and
hydroculture is a great way to get started.

A hydroculture system is often made up of five simple parts clay
pebbles (or a similar inert growing medium), culture pots, water
level indicator, pot liners, and fertiliser.



What is Hydroculture?
https://www.hydroculture.co.uk/Blog/What-is-Hydroculture%3F/



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LIST OF
HYDROPONIC PLANTS




Using hydroponic systems makes herb, flower and vegetable gardening
accessible to many people. This growing method uses no soil and
relies on dissolved nutrient solutions, lighting, temperature control
and air flow to grow plants in relatively small spaces. Hydroponics
eliminates worry about soil-borne diseases and most vegetables are
amenable to hydroponic growing.

Plants with similar nutritional needs can be placed on one system and
you can run different systems simultaneously within the same space.



List of Hydroponic Plants
http://www.gardenguides.com/103474-list-hydroponic-plants.html



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HYDROPONIC
GROWING MEDIUM




There are probably hundreds of different kinds of growing medium,
anything that a plant can grow in is considered a growing medium.
There are manmade as well as organic (natural) mediums. Even plain
old AIR can be an effective growing environment for roots.

The type of system you are using, what kind of crop you are growing
and local environment are just some of the many determining factors
involved when choosing a growing medium. There may be several mediums
that will work equally well for your particular needs. Many times it
boils down to availability, price or personal preference.



Oasis cubes

Expanded Clay Pellets

Rockwool

Coconut Fiber

Sand

Gravel

Perlite

Sphagnum Moss

Water

Vermiculite

Fiberglass

Insulation

Saw Dust

Soilless Mix(s)

Air

Lava Rock



GROWING MEDIUM
http://www.simplyhydro.com/growing1.htm



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HYDROPONIC
GROWING MEDIA




What exactly is hydroponics? By definition:

"The cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient
solutions rather than in soil".

The hallmark of hydroponic gardening is a soil-less growing medium...
No soil! But plants need to be supported or held up somehow, right?
We do this with soil-less media... inert, non-organic materials.

They do not add to or change the chemical makeup of the nutrient solution
in any way. These substances are porous, light, and coarse, which allows
oxygen and nutrients easy access to the plants roots.


There are only 3 basic growing media that we recommend for your first gardens:


Coconut Coir

LECA (Hydroton or clay balls)

Perlite



HYDROPONIC GROWING MEDIUM
http://www.hydroponics-simplified.com/hydroponic-growing-medium.html



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HYDROCULTURE
LINKS




15 Best Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs for Hydroponics
http://blog.1000bulbs.com/home/15-best-hydroponics-foods

Aeroponics|Hydroponics Garden
http://www.mylarstoreonline.com/aeroponics.html

Aeroponics vs. Hydroponics
http://www.doityourself.com/stry/aeroponics-vs-hydroponics

The Best Plants for Hydroponic Greenhouses
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/plants-hydroponic-greenhouses-23047.html

Build a complete home hydroponics system
http://www.hydroponics-at-home.com/

Build your Own Grow Room
http://www.growell.co.uk/pr/41/Building-Your-1st-Indoor-Grow-Room.html

Easy Hydroponics
http://www.easyhydroponics.net/

Essential Elements for Plant Growth: Hydroponics
http://www.soils.wisc.edu/courses/soils326/hydropon.htm

Exploring Hydroponics
http://www.kidsgardening.org/HYDROPONICSGUIDE/hydro1-1-intro.asp

GENERAL HYDROPONICS
http://www.generalhydroponics.com/



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Growing Mediums
http://hydroponics.about.com/od/growingmediums/

Growing Mediums for Hydroponic Systems
http://www.homehydrosystems.com/mediums/mediums_page.html

Homegrown Hydroponics
http://www.homegrown-hydroponics.com/

Homemade Hydroponics
http://www.homemade-hydroponics.com/

How to build your own Hydroponics garden
http://www.mayhillpress.com/

How Does Hydroponics Work?
http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4886019_hydroponics-work.html

HOW-TO HYDROPONICS
http://www.howtohydroponics.com/

How to setup your own indoor hydroponic garden
http://www.essortment.com/all/hydroponicsgard_rvxf.htm

Hydrofarm
http://www.hydrofarm.com/

hydroponics.com
http://www.hydroponics.com/

Hydroponics
http://www.hydroponicsdictionary.com/



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Hydroponics
http://www.wikihow.com/Category:Hydroponics

Hydroponics - at Home and for Beginners
http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydroponics---at-Home-and-for-Beginners/

Hydroponic farming
http://www.naturalstandard.com/monographs/enviro/generic-hydroponicfarming.asp

Hydroponic Gardening
http://www.pgta.org/PGTA2008Images/media-kit-2008.pdf

HYDROPONIC GARDENING SIMPLIFIED
http://www.hydroponics-simplified.com/

Hydroponic Media
http://www.epicgardening.com/hydroponic-growing-media/

Hydroponic Grow Medium
http://www.hydroponic-grow.com/hydroponic-grow-medium/

Hydroponic Growing Medium
http://www.homehydroponicvegetables.com/hydroponic-growing-medium/

Hydroponic Growing Medium
http://www.homehydroponicvegetables.com/hydroponic-growing-medium/

Hydroponic Growing Medium
http://www.brewandgrow.com/grow/hydroponics/hydroponic-mediums.html

Hydroponics learning center - Greentrees Hydroponics
http://www.hydroponics.net/learn/

Hydroponic Lesson Plans
http://www.hydroponicsonline.com/lessons/table-of-contents.htm



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Hydroponics Online!
http://www.hydroponicsonline.com/

Hydroponic Resources
http://www.makehydroponics.com

Hydroponic Search.com
http://www.hydroponicsearch.com /

Hydroponic Vegetable Gardening Secrets
http://www.hydroponicvegetablegardening.com/

Hydroponics
http://ag.arizona.edu/PLS/faculty/MERLE.html

Hydroponics as a Hobby
http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/vista/html_pubs/hydro/hydrotoc.html

Hydroponic Lettuce, Spinach and Pak Choi Grower's Handbooks
http://www.cornellcea.com/handbook_home.htm

Hydroponics at McMurdo Station Antarctica
http://www.schundler.com/mcmurdo.htm

Modular Hydro
http://modularhydro.com/

Simply Hydroponics
http://www.simplyhydro.com/whatis.htm

Start hydroponic garden
http://www.k12.hi.us/~ckuroda/Start_hydroponic_garden.html

Step by Step Hydroponics
http://rgjhydroponics.weebly.com/

Utah State University Hydroponics
http://www.usu.edu/cpl/research_hydroponics.htm

What Can I Grow in My Hydroponic Garden?
http://www.interiorgardens.com/grow-hydroponics.html

What is Hydroponics Aeroponics
http://www.encyclopedia.com / video / wo2AUrnqVDA-what-is-hydr...



Biokids
http://www.biokids.umich.edu/




Marine Species (WoRMS)
http://www.marinespecies.org/




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WATER
http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/




APPROPEDIA
SUSTAINABILITY
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

http://www.appropedia.org/




Society for Freshwater Science
http://www.freshwater-science.org/default.aspx




The Plant Encyclopedia
http://theplantencyclopedia.org/wiki/Main_Page





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