Hydroculture is the science of growing plants in a soil-less medium, or an aquatic based environment.
Hydroponics is a type of hydroculture. In hydroponic gardening, plants derive all of the necessary nutrients from a water based nutrient solution, without the use of soil.
Hydroponic gardening offers a number of advantages over conventional gardening. Firstly, hydroponic gardening is extremely efficient in terms of space needed for growing, as very little square footage is needed compared to a conventional outdoor garden. This makes hydroponic gardening more attractive to city dwellers or condo owners who want to enjoy gardening but have limited space.
Hydroponic gardening also helps provide a stable, predictable growing environment for plants, eliminating the variables and “guesswork” that can be a frustrating part of traditional gardening. This results in less stress for the plants and the gardener, and more consistent and predicable crop yields.
Project Grow carries a full range of hydroponic growing equipment.