Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops using soilless farming techniques such as hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics in vertically stacked layers. It often incorporates controlled-environment agriculture, which aims to optimise plant growth with nutrients, lighting and pH. Vertical farming is perfect for high density living areas or to save space.
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Hydroponics is simply described as growing plants without soil. Hydroponics allows you to control more of the variables including pH levels, lighting and nutrients for optimal plant growth and produce yields. Water is the main method of delivering the nutrients to the plant’s roots, combined with growing media to help support the plant. Hydroponically grown plants dip their roots directly into nutrient-rich solutions, so plants get more of what they need much faster and easier. Hydroponic farming can be used in locations where soil conditions are too poor to support farming, or where space is limited. It can be done anytime and anywhere!
Like humans, plants are similar. Plants need a range of nutrients to survive and thrive. These nutrients are broken up in two simple categories; Macro and Micronutrients. Plants use macronutrients in larger amounts. They also may need Micronutrients in smaller amounts. What are Macronutrients and what do they do? Nitrogen- is probably the most important element for plants. Nitrogen gives plants energy to grow, fruit and flower. Nitrogen is part of the chlorophyll molecule, w
Water temperature is very important in Aquaponics. There are three main living parts that you need to think about in your setup. They are: Plants. Fish. Bacteria. The general rule of thumb is to keep your water temperature between 18-30°C, unless you have tropical fish. In that case, you'll need to keep the water temperature around 26-27°C. Its all about compromise and balance. Water temperature is not only important for the survival of fish and plants, it is really important
Aquaponics in Schools: Aquaponics is an excellent means of demonstrating many principles of science, agriculture, math and business in all grade levels and for home schooling. Applications of these technologies are only limited by ones imagination. The concept of hands on education shines when it comes to aquaponics in schools. In addition to the plant sciences, aquaponics incorporates and demonstrates many of natures natural cycles, nitrification, biology, fish anatomy and