The hydroponics technique (II)

We will continue talking about the hydroponics technique, in which the plant develops mainly in water. Today we will refer to the requirements for your success.

The container used can be a bucket, a bowl or a container that suits your needs. The important thing is that the container must be opaque, since the light can affect the roots, and the container must obviously be impermeable.

Ideally, you should have a depth of up to 35 centimeters. We will make a hole in the base to drain the water when we need to change it without having to mobilize the plants. The ideal water is rainwater, although drinking water that has a low concentration of sodium hypochlorite and lime can also be used.

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With respect to pH we must control it before feeding the plants of our crops. The ideal levels are 6.5 and 8.5. In case it is superior it is essential to control it.

The area where we place the hydroponics container must have good ventilation and avoid the appearance of dust, gases and smoke. Many prefer to place an aerator pump, a very practical tool that can facilitate proper ventilation.

Light is one of the fundamental aspects that should be taken care of in this type of crop. Therefore, we must place the container in a place where it receives a lot of light (depending, of course, on the type of plant, since some species develop better in the shade) ……

The ideal humidity should be 75 percent, if it becomes excessive the plant could become sick, the same can happen if the medium is dry.

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