Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guide
A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardener and the Commercial Hydroponic Grower, Seventh Edition
Start saving time and water by building your own Hydroponics Garden!
Do you want to grow your own food, but lack the free time?
Are you looking for a new challenge where the goal is to provide healthy food for your family?
If you answered Yes to any of those questions, this book is for you!
Hydroponics – that is the cultivation without soil or out of soil – involves the adoption of alternative cultivation techniques which – as mentioned above – do not use soil, but with the use of a substrate and with the action of water and nutrients dissolved in it.
There are, in fact, two main types of hydroponic cultivation: that which employs substrate, that is, mixtures of perlite, sand, expanded clay, etc., which is moistened and irrigated with water and nutrients, and hydroponic cultivation without substrate, where the roots of the plants are immersed in the flow of the nutritive solution (composed of water and dissolved substances).
Although plants such as rice, water lilies, or carnivorous plants can adapt well in low-oxygen, or even stagnant, environments, most plants show difficulty adapting to environments where there is a shortage of oxygen.
The great advantage offered by hydroponic agriculture is undoubtedly the possibility to grow everywhere, even where there is no soil or no ideal climate to start certain traditional cultivations.
With this system it is possible to start an indoor or outdoor cultivation, horizontally – as in classic cultivations – but also vertically, a method that saves space.
In addition, hydroponic farming allows for greater control of water and nutrient management and a certain saving of time and water thanks to the recovery and reuse of water flow, which is collected after use and recycled for a new irrigation cycle.
This is also accompanied by better management of the nutrients supplied to the plants, because there is the total measurement and control of nutrients, not to mention – as mentioned above – the advantage in the control of diseases related to pests typical of traditional crops, because – not being in the ground – is also minimized the risk of dangerous animals and even weeds.
Although, in fact, hydroponic agriculture requires the use of electricity, equipment, structures, and frames, considering the CO2 emissions for the same product obtained, the levels of pollution produced by soilless cultivation are much lower.
Hydroponics Mastery includes 3 books:
- Hydroponics for Beginners
- Hydroponics Garden
It covers the following topics:
- How Hydroponics works and how to create the perfect system for you
- How to choose the different types of herbs, plants, and fruits
- Tips to buy the best equipment for your Hydroponic Garden
- How to fix the most common problems you can face up when creating your own garden
- How to keep your plants healthy with simple techniques
- And much more!
With respect to planting without soil, whether for business, for personal consumption, for leisure, or aesthetic purpose, this book holds in it all the details you need.
You’ll be sure to get the absolute most out of your efforts once you choose to cultivate your organic food at a hydroponic garden.
What are you waiting for?
- ASIN : 1439878676
- Publisher : CRC Press; 7th edition (August 9, 2012)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 560 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781439878675
- ISBN-13 : 978-1439878675
- Item Weight : 2.6 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.25 x 1.25 x 10.25 inches