Growing Plants Hydroponically

Story Title: Growing Plants Hydroponically
Episode: Six
Date: April 10th 2010
Presenter: Brooke Stanway

Brooke gives us a few tips on how and why to grow plants hydroponically. Hydroponic gardening is the growing of plants in water instead of soil.

Brooke's tips:

  • Most hydroponic gardens are less work than soil gardens because there is no digging or weeding.
  • By eliminating soil in a garden you also eliminate the chance of nematodes and soil borne diseases.
  • You can purchase a duel pot starter kit from your local hydroponic specialist that will cost around $108. This includes 2 pots, their tray, a gravity fed tank, potting media to suspend the plants roots, nutrients and the plumbing needed to attach it all together.
  • Once you have your starter kit, purchase the plants you want to grow and then you are ready to start.
  • Hydroponic hanging baskets and window boxes are also a great idea for those of you who are short on garden space or live in an apartment.
  • Hydroponic gardening enables you to plant earlier and your yield will last longer.
  • The best thing about Hydroponic gardening is the large yields you receive from such a small pot.
  • Visit for all the information you need, including suppliers throughout Australia.

A special thanks to Gardenworld and Garden Smart Hydroponics for supplying the products.

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