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Why use Dr greens Hydroponics
Dr Green Hydroponics is a family run Business with over 20 Years of experience.
Shropshire’s first Hydroponics stores and one of the UK Leading hydroponics stores offering extensive products and exceptional knowledge that covers everything in the Hydroponic Industry.
Here at Dr Greens Hydroponics we can answer any technical question no matter how advanced thanks to our experienced staff which has over 20 + Years of knowledge.
Our aim is to supply the Best products at the most competitive price while offering the most exceptional advice. At Dr Greens you know the best yields are on the horizon when shopping with us.
Everything you see online is also available in store thanks to our huge warehouse, We are Shropshire Largest Hydroponic store Growing since 1992.
Dr Greens Hydroponics will always share there expert advice so the customer will achieve the best yields possible.
We are expertise on all subjects i.e. Lighting specialists, nutrients specialists and many more.
What is Hydroponics?
Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture 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, mineral wool, expanded clay or coconut husk.
Researchers discovered in the 18th century that plants absorb essential mineral nutrients as inorganic ions in water.
In natural conditions, soil acts as a mineral nutrient reservoir but the soil itself is not essential to plant growth. When the mineral nutrients in the soil dissolve in water, plant roots are able to absorb them.
When the required mineral nutrients are introduced into a plant’s water supply artificially, soil is no longer required for the plant to thrive.
Almost any terrestrial plant will grow with hydroponics.
Hydroponics is also a standard technique in biology research and teaching.
Advantages of Hydroponics
No soil is needed for hydroponics.
The water stays in the system and can be reused – thus, lower water costs.
It is possible to control the nutrition levels in their entirety – thus, lower nutrition costs.
No nutrition pollution is released into the environment because of the controlled system.
Stable and high yields.
Pests and diseases are easier to get rid of than in soil because of the container’s mobility.
It is easier to harvest.
Disadvantages of Hydroponics
Without soil as a buffer, any failure to the hydroponic system leads to rapid plant death.
Other disadvantages include pathogen attacks such as damp-off due to Verticillium wilt caused by the high moisture levels
associated with hydroponics and over watering of soil based plants.
Also, many hydroponic plants require different fertilizers and containment systems.