Friday, June 19, 2009

Germinating Seeds with Hydroponics

Hydroponically germinating seeds has several advantages over using soil to do the same job. This is the best way to avoid many common diseases because the hydroponic medium is clean. Soil may contain insects or fungus that can harm vulnerable seedlings.

Using a good hydroponic growing system is also a good way to avoid root rot. The area where hydroponic growing is better than using soil is the control of the growing environment. The gardener is not at the mercy of the soil’s nutrients or water content with hydroponics. This will help to assure that the grower alone will control every aspect of the plant’s growing conditions. This can be a major advantage for young seedlings as they will get the proper nourishment right from the start of their life and will lead to much healthier plants in the long run.

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