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Vertical Farming, Hydroponics & Aquaponics Solutions for the Grand Solar Minimum

Searching for solutions to the Grand Solar Minimum particularly for indoor vertical agriculture, I visited Rob Virgin from Taiwan Hydroponics the developer of the Vertical Hydroponic Grow Tube System. We also went to Home Aquaponics an open to the public test facility for all things aeroponic and aquaponic. Let me take you through a tour of the future of agriculture.

Hydroponics and its Types

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Hydroponics is a subsection of soilless culture. Some plants do not grow in a typical weather so those plants can be cultivate din a controlled environment system like hydroponics.

Types of Hydroponics Systems:

Static Solution Culture: In this system, the plant should float on the water like lily pad or you need to create a flotation devise to preserve it from dipping to the bottom of your reservoir. The water should be flowing otherwise it will cause algae and its water has to be changed every week.

Continuous-flow solution culture:It can be used in many ways. One way is that the nutrients are kept in a reservoir while not being served through the pipe.Additional benefit is to use the nutrients resourcefully that it lets oxygen to extent the roots and because of the reservoir, water can also be calibrated effortlessly.

Gravity Fed Systems: It has a large container to…

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A Genius Way to Grow Peppers & Tomatoes in Buckets (Self-Watering)

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The Alaska Grow Bucket design is based on a Sub Irrigated Planter (SIP) that irrigates from below your plants and depends on a wicking medium to draw water up to the plant roots. The advantage of this system over other container systems is the lack of pumps and timers to circulate water. The lack of electric pumps means that power is not necessary. You can use this system anyplace you have a water source. Continue reading A Genius Way to Grow Peppers & Tomatoes in Buckets (Self-Watering)

Top 10 Benefits of Hydroponics Gardening

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In a hydroponic gardening system, plants are placed in a growing material where nutrients are directly provided to the roots. A lot of people aren’t really convinced that plants don’t need soil to live, but the truth is, soil can sometimes be inefficient in cultivating crops. Soil grown plants need to use up most of their energy just to search the soil for the nutrients and water that they need in order for them to survive. With the use of hydroponics, plants are able to grow up to 50% faster than they do in soil because of the nutrients they need are always just within their reach. Aside from that, here are more benefits of growing plants hydroponically:

1. It helps in the conservation of resources. Less water is needed in hydroponics because most systems recycle the water and uses it again. A smaller amount of fertilizer is also needed…

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