Why You Should Grow Wheatgrass at Home

WheatgrassWith health enthusiasts now searching high and low for the very next “superfood”, it is just a matter of time before they will be presented with wheatgrass and the tremendous health benefits that it can proffer. Even better this easy to grow sprout can be cultivated right in the comfort of your home.

If you are interested in the most DIY path to better health and nutritional balance you will want to read this short paper on wheatgrass and why you will want to grow it in your home

The Nutritional Basics of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass has seen a recent surge in popularity and not just from tree-huggers and the healthy sort. Wheat grass has been made available in so many different forms and from many different venues. Anyone who wants to affect a healthy change from the inside out has found a good way to take this healthy superfood.

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Ebb & Flow Grow Systems

The Ebb and Flow Grow System is one of the most popular hydroponic systems, especially for beginners and can also be referred to as the “flood and drain system”. All you need are the basic supplies for this system and there is very little maintenance.

This system actually runs by flooding a grow tray to soak the plant roots whilst allowing the nutrient solution to drain back to the reservoir. This process occurs several times per day but will depend on what types of plants you’re growing.

 

DIY Ebb and Flow Grow Systems

You’ll need the following hydroponic supplies:

Ebb and Flow Tray 

The tray should be a hardy plastic to support your plants, the growing medium and the nutrient solution. It’s important that the tray drains well so that the tray bottom is dry, otherwise if you see puddles, it can over water your plants causing the roots … Read the rest

Deep Water Culture System

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Viagrow Recirculating Water Bucket System 

What is a Deep Water Culture ” DWC ” System?

If you’re a newbie to the Deep Water Culture System, it can appear to be quite overwhelming at first but, it’s really not that difficult or complex at all.

There are a number of other types of hydroponic gardening systems available but, this system is one of most popular with the plant’s entire roots system submerging in a very well oxygenated solution of nutrients and water and it typically grows in a reservoir that holds a generous amount of water.… Read the rest

Why Is Hydroponic Vegetable Gardening So Popular?

Green Vegetable hydroponics farm.

 

It can be a very rewarding experience to grow your own vegetables during the summer indoors. It is a great satisfactory experience to eat your own vegetables that have been grown in your own garden. There is nothing that tastes better than a fresh tomato or a helping of peas that came from your own efforts from your garden and, many gardeners are sad to see the summer growing season end which puts a temporary final chapter on their gardening hobby, at least for that season.

Gardening, however, no longer has to be just a seasonal experience. Gardening the hydroponic way allows for the growing of fresh vegetables indoors when the winter ice is playing havoc outdoors, you can be growing perfectly good fresh vegetables indoors where it is warm. This will allow the enjoyment of fresh tomatoes, peppers and, lettuce all year. The benefits of hydroponic vegetable gardening … Read the rest

Hydroponic Vs Traditional Gardening – Which Is Better?

Organic Hydroponic vegetable farm.

 

Hydroponics is an area of agriculture where soil is not used to grow the plants. There are several types of hydroponic systems, including those where the plant roots are misted or flooded with or suspended in water rich with nutrients. This system provides the plants all the necessary essential nutrients. Hydroponic gardening has seen a recent resurge in popularity, even though the system has been around for thousands of years.

In this article, we review the benefits of hydroponic gardening versus those of traditional gardening. The benefits of hydroponics are often seen in aquaponics as well. Aquaponics is a method that combines the methods of aquaculture where animals are raised with hydroponics which is a plant raising system. (If you want to learn more about how aquaponics can be used to produce your own food, see aquaponic fish tanks and herb growing kits.)… Read the rest