Posted on July 22, 2020
Growing Media Options To Keep In Mind For Your Diy Indoor Hydroponics System
Growing plants in the DIY hydroponics program may be as interesting as what you believe it is. Then again, there are certain circumstances that you have to consider to ensure that your flowers will reach their highest growth potential.
In this article, we will be discussing the several types of growing mediums and the role they play in DIY hydroponics tool
• Perlite is a grey obsidian kind of volcanic rock, made of a very lightweight and porous material that "wicks" water from its vessel.
• Ceramic grow rocks or also called Zeolite, is made of clay that is typically utilized in aquafarming. Aquafarming is somehow similar to DIY hydroponics, just that this approach is more specialized in fish breeding and cultivating aquatic plants. Zeolite is also spongy and a good medium to grow bacteria that filters the water, making sure it's clean.
• Rockwool can raise the water's pH level. It's made from rock, then spun on a fiber-based material and bounded with phenol-based resin.
• Pea gravel, on the other hand, is just pure gravel. It usually used in a DIY hydroponics system that requires aeration. But be aware that this type is fairly bulked up so it can't wick water from its container.
The ones mentioned above are the most standard growing media that you can use. While most hydroponics kits online include everything you need for your indoor garden, there are certain plant varieties that are not compatible with the provided growing medium, especially if you're going to set up on your own.