How does hydroponics work?

In hydroponics, plants get sunlight from the sun or grow lights, carbon dioxide from the air, and water from the nutrient solution you provide them.

In nature, the soil is needed to provide nutrients and to support the plant.

Growers eliminate the nutritional need for soil by mixing nutrient-rich liquids or powders with water to create a nutrient solution. The structure and support usually provided by soil are replaced by a simple piece of plastic called a net cup, or with soilless growing media like rockwool, perlite, or coco coir.

In deep water culture, a seedling is suspended above a reservoir of nutrient solution, so its roots are submerged in the liquid and its stem and leaves are in the air.

The roots absorb water and nutrients while the leaves take in carbon dioxide and light. This way, the plant gets everything it needs without soil - that’s the magic of hydroponics.

We at Wolf Hills Hydroponic we can provide you with tools and help you set it up. We also have a wide array of supplies for your hydroponic needs. Contact us at 276-477-1476 or visit us at this address: 827 Cummings St. Abingdon, VA 24211

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