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Hydroponic growing mediums have; support the main stem, helps or does not hinder the root system from getting water, nutrients and air. Most anything that does that can make a good medium.  The most traditional and often used in Hydroponics are: Rock wool   Rock Wool is made from rock that is heated, spun ....like cotton candy...into strands then formed into cubes Used in a net cup to support the plant in most systems.  Not useful in flood systems since the rockwool tends to retain too much water It is easy to use for starting seeds.  When the tap root...

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Dutch buckets are a great way to grow large vegetables such as tomatoes, broccoli, any kind of squash etc. Dutch buckets systems are very similar to a traditional drip irrigation system used by most nurseries.  The big difference is the with traditional systems the water/nutrients drip into a soil pot. Anything that is not used by the plant is then lost into the ground in a Dutch bucket or hydroponic drip system all the unused water/nutrients flows through the grow medium back into the water/nutrient reservoir to then be reused This reusing, no waste, aspect is one reason Hydroponic growing...

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You decided you want to give Hydroponic growing a try.  Great! There are 3 hydroponic systems used in commercial growing that will work nicely in a scaled down home planter The Kratky method, also called non circulating, the NFS systems ( Nutrient film systems) and Dutch buckets. what they all have in common is that each allows for a method of delivering nutrients and air to your plants roots.   The choice of which system really just depends on what what type of plant you want to grow. When you understand the method it will be easy to see why...

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