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Durban

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South Africa

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Hydroponics

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions. They are only grown in water, no soil is included. Plants absorb essential mineral nutrients as inorganic ions in water. Terrestrial plants may also be grown in inert mediums such as gravel, expanded clay and mineral wool. Soil is not necessarily essential to plant growth, it only acts as a mineral nutrient reservoir.

Using the hydroponics method, one can grow just about anything, including most house plants, flowering plants, vegetables, several different kinds of fruit and many different kinds of herbs for seasoning or health purposes. Hydroponic gardening has advantages of providing all types of fruits, vegetables and herbs at any given time of the year. It does not produce seasonally like other types of plant growing methods. Another advantage of growing plants using hydroponics is that it takes less space compared to planting in the soil. Plants can be grown closely together as nutrients are added directly into the plants. Basic requirements for growing plants in a vegetable garden are still followed when using hydroponics. Tomatoes are one of the common plants grown hydroponically. They can be ripened eight weeks earlier and produce more fruit than when grown in soil.

Seedlings can be developed using hydroponics and when they are mature, they can be planted either in soil or in a hydroponics unit. To find more about hydroponics, browse our Yellow Pages listings.

Hydroponics

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions. They are only grown in water, no soil is included. Plants absorb essential mineral nutrients as inorganic ions in water. Terrestrial plants may also be grown in inert mediums such as gravel, expanded clay and mineral wool. Soil is not necessarily essential to plant growth, it only acts as a mineral nutrient reservoir.

Using the hydroponics method, one can grow just about anything, including most house plants, flowering plants, vegetables, several different kinds of fruit and many different kinds of herbs for seasoning or health purposes. Hydroponic gardening has advantages of providing all types of fruits, vegetables and herbs at any given time of the year. It does not produce seasonally like other types of plant growing methods. Another advantage of growing plants using hydroponics is that it takes less space compared to planting in the soil. Plants can be grown closely together as nutrients are added directly into the plants. Basic requirements for growing plants in a vegetable garden are still followed when using hydroponics. Tomatoes are one of the common plants grown hydroponically. They can be ripened eight weeks earlier and produce more fruit than when grown in soil.

Seedlings can be developed using hydroponics and when they are mature, they can be planted either in soil or in a hydroponics unit. To find more about hydroponics, browse our Yellow Pages listings.

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