Growing with a hydroponic system has many advantages. It gives you the freedom to be away from home and will lead to increased yields. Your plants will never dry out and will always get there daily water needs. For all our growing cabinets we have specially designed irrigation systems. A hydroponic grow system is easy to use and maintain. The medium you choose to grow on determines to a significant extent the irrigation system you will need. For any desired grow medium we sell the right hydroponic supplies.
For growing with soil in pots you could use the Blumat system. The system uses a membrane to release water from a water tank when the soil dries out. The water tank is placed on a raised level beside the cabinet. These systems work without timers and pumps and are very reliable.
For most of our grow cabinets we’ve designed a drip-/eb & flow system This type of hydroponic system works with a pump and a timer.
These systems can be used in two ways; as eb & flow- or drip irrigation system. When used as drip irrigation system water with nutrients is pumped to each individual plant on a tray through a system of drippers.
Water that leaks from underneath the pots flows back into the water tank. Therefore recirculating the water supply.
When used as an eb & flow system a layer of water is pumped into the tray on which the pots are placed (flow). Via holes in the bottom of the pot the water is absorbed. Once the pump switches off again the water drains back into the water tank (eb).
The Flow Hydroponics is a so called “shallow water culture system”. This implies the growing of plants in water. There is no medium to pass. So no more carrying heavy bags of soil. It is a farming method that is increasingly being used. Not only for plants but also for vegetable cultivation in greenhouses.
An important advantage is that you can dispense nutrients easily and accurately. Also causers of plant diseases, such as fungi and bacteria often bread in soil. So when there’s no soil used there’s less chance of diseases.
So looking for a hydroponic system have a look at the options below!