Modified on: 27/04/2022
Growing in a hydroponic greenhouse! We tell you how easy it is to get started
The origins of ‘off-ground’ cultivation go back to antiquity, according to some specialists about cannabis seeds. The Babylonian Hanging Gardens, built around 590 BC are an excellent example.
But how do you do ‘without soil’?
There is nothing metaphysical effect about it, just read this article, and everything will become clear. To create a hydroponic greenhouse, you need other types of “soil”. The soil can indeed be replaced by an inert substrate (zeolite, expanded clay, coconut fibre …) and therefore getting your hands dirty is no longer necessary.
If you want to use your gloves and if you’re going to have satisfaction and enjoy the contact with nature and plant your seeds, then don’t hesitate to keep the classic technique where marijuana seeds are legal to germinate. Otherwise, let’s find out how hydroponics works.
How does a hydroponic greenhouse work?
There are hundreds of types of hydroponic systems, and they can be classified in different ways. Each of them can be traced back to 5 main models: Wick, Acqua Cultura, Ebb and Flow, dripping, Nutrient Film Technique.
Close to all of these, there is also aeroponics. We’ll talk about it another time.
To sum up, hydroponic greenhouses involve growing the plant by immersing its roots in solutions of nutrient salts and water. Thanks to this system, it is possible to control the quantity and quality of the water, and all that it contains, while the plant is growing.
The hydroponic greenhouse grower must first take care to regulate the composition of the nutrients, pay attention to the frequency of administration, and carefully monitor the environment in which the plant grows.
It was Jean Boussingault (1802, 1887), a French chemist and agronomist testified to the possibility that plants could grow on substrates other than soil (1840), using solutions of dissolved chemical substances known at the time.
Other researchers then became involved in the search for optimal solutions for plant growth, experimenting with various mineral substances in the process.
Over time, various revolutions have also taken place concerning the structure of plants, and so from experimental laboratories to botanical enthusiasts, we have achieved widespread use on a commercial scale.
Today, the availability of cheap materials and the personal benefits that arise from the use of hydroponic systems are just some of the elements for which these cultivation methods have started to develop again (to a large extent).
What are the advantages of creating and using the hydroponic greenhouse?
It is no coincidence that the hanging gardens we mentioned above were located on the rooftops of the palace and noble residences of Babylon. We studied the issue because, at SensorySeeds, we are environmentally conscious, and we care about the environment.
It is not known what the source of the minerals used to grow the gardens was, but one of the objectives inevitably was to create a unique microclimate around the residences. Thanks to these cultivation techniques, it was possible to mitigate (without polluting) the torrid temperatures of the area where these people lived.
Today, the benefits are numerous both for the individual and for the global situation. The hydroponic greenhouse can be an exciting thing to play at home. At higher levels, it has also become widespread because of the enormous impact that traditional cultivation methods have on the planet.
- less waste of water and nutrients
- less risk of soil and water pollution
- reduction of cultivation costs
- possibility of sustainable agriculture
- controlled production
- production speed
Cultivation techniques and weed seeds
It is true that taking care of the plants, growing using hydroponic techniques, allows for faster production, and therefore (to anyone with any useful knowledge) it will seem to work with fast-seeds. In reality, the factors that determine the speed of the hydroponic greenhouse are different.
However, remember that germination of cannabis seeds is not allowed by the UK law, so we don’t recommend it!
Marijuana seeds online in the SensorySeeds catalogue
It is true that taking care of the plants, growing using hydroponic techniques, allows for faster production, and therefore (to anyone with any useful knowledge) it will seem to work with fast-flowering seeds. In reality, the factors that determine the speed of the hydroponic greenhouse are different.
However, remember that germination of marijuana seeds is not allowed in our country, so we don’t recommend it!
The online marijuana seeds in the SensorySeeds catalogue are sold for collection purposes only. In the shop, you can also find products from the large seed bank BSF seeds.
In any case, whether you buy weed seeds online or in local grow shops, the combination “hydroponic greenhouse cannabis” is not legal in our country.
We hope that you will always find the collection seeds you want in our shop. But also, that you are satisfied with the content of our blog, and that you will have excellent experiences with innovative hydroponic systems, which can improve everyone’s lifestyle.