Our Hydroponic FAQs section will cover general questions related to the hydroponic and aeroponic. If you don’t find your answer here don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help you.
WHAT IS HYDROPONICS?
Plants don’t need soil to grow, they need the nutrients contained in the soil! With hydroponics, we simply add nutrients to the water with the plant growing in an inert growing medium such as coco coir & perlite.
When nutrients are delivered straight to the root system the plant spends less time in search of nutrition, and more time producing foilage and fruit.
There are many different hydroponic methods. Mr Stacky tower gardens use a simple drip method and coco coir making it perfect for beginner growers. Coco coir is like soil, only way better!
ARE HYDROPONIC NUTRIENTS SAFE?
Hydroponic nutrients are derived from the same base materials that conventional soil based nutrients are made and there is no evidence to support that plants grown with hydroponic can affect the human health in any way.
WHAT ARE HYDROPONIC NUTRIENTS MADE OF?
Standard hydroponic nutrients are derived from mineral salts. Hydroponic nutrients are simply plant nutrients that are designed for use in a hydroponic system. Plants require 16 elements to grow. Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen are already available in the air and water that they are receiving.
IS HYDROPONICS COMPLICATED?
No, in general you are just adding nutrient to the water and then watering your plants with it. As everything is automated, it takes all the guessing out and saves your plants from your unintentional neglect!
IS HYDROPONICS HEALTHY?
Most of the grocery are already selling produce that is now grown hydroponically.
Hydroponic nutrients are made form mineral salts. These are the same 17 nutrients & elements found in the soil you buy from a nursery, the difference is they’re in a highly available form which plants utilize much faster.
Instead of the plants roots spreading out in search of nutrition, they are provided just the right amounts directly, which means smaller root systems and faster, more robust, nutrient dense growth allowing the plant to reach it’s full potential.
WHAT CAN I GROW USING HYDROPONICS?
Grow anything from herbs, lettuce, strawberries & greens to full blown fruiting crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini even tubers such as potatoes, carrots and beet root!