Eastbourne Hydroponics are the specialist suppliers for soilless plant growing Eastbourne customers can depend on. Whether you are looking for accessories like fans, filters and ducting, or you need nutrients and additives for your soilless plant growing, Eastbourne has no better option.
What is hydroponics?
Hydroponics is a fancy sounding Latin name for soilless plant growing. That is right, growing plants without soil. The name itself means simply ‘working water’. It is an appropriate name, because water systems are used in place of soil to provide the nutrients that the plant needs.
Is soilless plant growing a new idea?
When it comes to soilless plant growing, Eastbourne customers might assume that it is a new technology. In fact, it sounds a bit like something from a sci fi show. But soilless plant growing has ancient origins. For example, many scholars believe that the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient world, may have been based upon hydroponic principles using water from the river Euphrates. When Marco Polo visited China in the thirteenth century, he reported seeing floating gardens. In 1600s Europe, the British scientist Francis Bacon investigated soilless plant growing, and in the twentieth century, these methods were developed into large scale commercial technology.
How does soilless plant growing work?
In simple terms, soilless plant growing works by growing the plants in a base that supports the plant and gives the roots access to nutrient rich water. There are several different techniques and options for this, but they all work on the same principle. The plant grows in an inert growing media. This includes gravel and gel-like substances. The growing media itself contains no nutrients, but it allows the roots to access the various elements that are needed to flourish.
What are the advantages to soilless plant growing?
When it comes to soilless plant growing, Eastbourne growers will find many key advantages. One is that the plants flourish. They use less energy in growing root systems, so the plant itself grows more quickly. Additionally, the grower controls the growing conditions, including the balance of nutrients, in way that is not possible in soil. This maximises the potential of the plants
By controlling the environment, plants are protected from problems like pests, soil diseases and the weather. This ensures the maximum crop. You may also be surprised to realise that soilless plant growing, despite relying on water systems, uses less water than traditional plant growing, as the water is controlled.
What is the best supplier for soilless plant growing Eastbourne has to offer?
For soilless plant growing, Eastbourne customers will not find a better supplier than Eastbourne Hydroponics. They carry a full range of equipment as well as nutrients and additives, with competitive pricing. As experts in soilless plant growing, they can also provide Eastbourne growers with the advice and practical support they need to get the best out of their plants. For more information, including all enquiries about the best supplies for soilless plant growing Eastbourne has to offer, contact the team today.