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What is Aquaponics

What is Aquaponics

Welcome back!  Let’s keep discussing the different categories of hydroponics.  If you haven’t read our Foundation of Hydroponics article, check it out first, then meet back here.  Just to recap, the first category that is used to classify hydroponic systems is called...
What is Aeroponics

What is Aeroponics

There are so many different types of hydroponics!  Let’s continue to expand on the different categories of the technology.  If you haven’t read our Foundation of Hydroponics article, consider going back and checking it out.  Just to recap, the first category that is...
Modern-Day Chinampas

Modern-Day Chinampas

Ancient Aztecs probably never thought they were creating a technology that could be used thousands of years later; they were just looking for a way to grow food with the resources that were available to them.  Chinampas are rafts of food crops that float on the...
What is Agroponics

What is Agroponics

In this article, we will expand on the different categories of hydroponics.  If you haven’t read our Foundation of Hydroponics article, consider going back and checking it out.  Just to recap, the first category that is used to classify hydroponic systems is called...
Organic versus Inorganic: What’s the Difference?

Organic versus Inorganic: What’s the Difference?

Did you know there are several different definitions of the term organic?  The most common definition, that people usually think of when they hear the word, is the definition associated with more natural methods of growing produce, or organic farming.  You can read...
Growing Organic versus Hydroponics

Growing Organic versus Hydroponics

There is currently a popular debate about the value of “organic” growing and its methods, including organic fertilizer and pest control methods that don’t cause harm to the planet.  It is important to note that hydroponic growers are also looking for ways to...
Soil versus Hydroponics

Soil versus Hydroponics

Growing in Soil Growing Hydroponically Soil microorganisms are necessary to break down soil particles into the basic elements of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and trace elements.. Balanced nutrient formula is dissolved directly into water so plants receive perfect...
Hydroponic Nutrients

Hydroponic Nutrients

Fertilizer vs. Hydroponic Nutrients In order to begin a discussion on hydroponic nutrients, it’s important to first distinguish the difference between the terms fertilizer and hydroponic nutrient. Fertilizer is intended to feed the microorganisms in the soil, such as...
Types of Water in a Hydroponic System

Types of Water in a Hydroponic System

There are many types of water to choose from when sourcing water for your hydroponic system.  Some are better than others, and now is the time to determine the differences. The best situation is to have water with no added minerals, with an EC of close to zero...
The Foundation of Hydroponics

The Foundation of Hydroponics

Category 1: Class of Hydroponics Agroponics Aeroponics Aquaponics Category 2: Nutrient Derivations Hydroponic Bioponic Aquaculture Category 3: Types of Hydroponic Systems: Open/Closed High Density Vertical (HDV) Vertical Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) Deep Water...
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