What is Hydroponics?
Hydroponics is a subset of hydro culture and is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only or in an inert medium, such as perlite, gravel, bio char, mineral wool, expanded clay pebbles or coconut husk.
San Diego Drums & Totes offers a full range of containers to its growers like the popular 55 gallon reservoir drum.
The Benefits Of Hydroponic Systems
While there are several options available to the home grower, hydroponic systems will provide higher yields and shorter grow cycles compared to soil-based systems because there’s more control over the nutrients. Instead of getting nutrients from soil, hydroponic plants grow in a “neutral” medium, such as clay balls, and get all their nutrients from the water supply, which is mixed with nutrient concentrates. Both soil-based and hydroponic systems rely on quality equipment, especially buckets (available in a variety of sizes at San Diego Drums & Totes), for the best results.
Hydroponics Supplies At San Diego Drums & Totes
San Diego Drums & Totes has all the high-quality buckets and jugs you’ll need for your hydroponic grow system. Contact us today for more information.