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There are endless possibilities when it comes to Hydroponic growing solution.  Whether you purchase nutrients from a Hydroponic store, use a traditional soil fertilizer or make your own there are some universal things to know   There are two kinds of nutrients that your plants need: macro and micronutrients. Macronutrients are those that plants need in large amounts, including carbon, phosphorous, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Micronutrients are needed in tiny amounts but are essential. These include zinc, nickel, boron, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, boron, and chlorine. There are some great hydroponic specific grow solutions on the market....

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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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Hydroponic is the art and science of growing plants in water with nutrients.   And it is very easy to do! if you are an old soil gardener like myself you may find the concept of not needing soil weird   I know I did if you think about what a plant needs to be healthy you will realize that Hydroponic growing makes a lot of sense  All plants need: air, water, nutrients, light and warmth.  These things vary based on the type of plant of course  the thing I always found the hardest in my soil gardens was figuring...

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