Hydroponics

As you probably know, hydroponics is the process of planting in liquid nutrient solutions instead of soil. 5years ago, we developed Suntech biofilter as a vertical hydroponic plant wall. Our system pumps water up from a container at the bottom of the wall; dripping water supplies the plants and the root system with sufficient nutrients and moisture. The recycling of water in this closed-loop system is much more efficient in terms of resources than the constant fumigation and irrigation needed by the walls of soil based plants.

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Living walls become incredible infrastructure – a biological service to your building – when they are given the freedom to become an ecosystem, not just a decoration.

In Suntech we are different. We do not get into the green car: we start in the research lab. RESULTS SOLUTIONS ACTIVITY it has always been our goal to offer real benefits to our customers, regardless of whether they are the owner or owner of buildings by the day. After many years of research and development on Suntech biofilter system, we are thrilled every day with what we can do for our customers.

Benefits of Hydroponics

In general, plants grown hydroponically are healthier and happier plants. Hydroponic gardening also offers several benefits to our environment. Hydroponic gardening uses considerably less water than soil gardening, because of the constant reuse the nutrient solutions

No Soil
Nutrient solution is applied directly to the root zone. Plants don’t need to work as hard so can grow larger and at an anhanced rate, producing more fruit.

Fast Growth
Food production possible all yaar round.

No Soil
Conserves water as most systems recycle the nutrient/water mix.

Higher Yields
Hydroponically grown food offers equal taste to the soil grown version. Taste is dependent on nutrient feed just as in any growing method.

Less Pesticide use
No soil barne pasts so your plants don’t have to be subjected to pesticides

Less Diseases
Growing hydroponically at home ensures your food is picked and eaten at the correct age.

Where can I build my Hydroponic System

This will really depend on the size of the system and how much you wish to grow!

Popular location of Hydroponic System?

An outdoor garden, parking lot, home backyard or just any open space.

  • Plants often grow best at between 18-13C and in a humidity range of 40-75%.
  • Some plants will require warmer conditions. so bear that in mind when deciding which plant to stock.
  • You will need access to an electricity supply so take this into consideration.

How does a Hydroponic System work

The three essential components of successful growing are:
Providing these in the correct proportions will ensure strong growth and good yield.

Lights

Vital for photosynthesis is grow lights replication the sun UV rays

The Grow light consists of 3 parts:

The lamp available as blue light (metal halide) for vegetative growth, red light (high pressure sodium) for fruiting/flowering dual spectrum for whole lifecycle. Carne in different strengths: 250w 400w 600w 1000w.

he Reflector protects and directs the lamp. Size and design effect the intensity of light and area covered. The last contains electrical components, starts the lamp and regulates the current. A good ballast can prolong the life of your lamp. A digital derrible ballast is beneficial as it allow you to simply adjust the power output to suit different lamps.

Water/Nutrient

Delivered by the Hydroponic System, the nutrient/water solution is the sole source of mineral elements. It is important to provide the correct mix

1. Passive Systems

A passive system does not recirculate water/nutrient. Compared to an active system there is more waste. However, a passive system is a good place to star for newcomers because not only are they are cheap to buy and run, but you can expand the easily.

  1. Gravity and water/nutrient supply.
  2. Auto votva to correct amount of water/nutrient to plant container.
  3. Pick draws water/nutrient mix up to the root system.
  4. Plants only get what they need, so no wastage
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2. Active Systems

Active systems recirculate the water/nutrient continually and are therefore, extremely water-efficient while producing the best plant growth and yield. An active system provides the plant roots with a continuous supply of oxygen-enriched nutrients. The root system is exposed allowing the plant to direct its energy toward producing more fruit. Your choice of substrate will also help determine the rate of growth.

Air

Provided by the Circulation (Fan & filter) System

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25%

A plant obtains only 25% of its requirements through its roots, the rest comes from carbon dioxide in the air.

A fan will control air circulation and humidity and a filter will remove plant adour, particularly if using an indoor grow tent

Can i grow Organically?

Unfortunately food grown hydroponically cannot be classified as organic. However, green’s supply a wide range of certified organic nutrients & boosters. So you can grow as naturally as you wish.

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What is a substrate?

A substrate or growing media is the soil, clay pebbles or coco coir you choose to support the root zone at your plant. There are Pro’s and Con’s to reach substrate, but green’s can recommend the best one for your chosen system.

Plants you can grow

Some Popular plants include: Mint, Papaya, Cucumber, Basil, Spinach, Melon, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Strawberries & many more.

These are just other examples of the plants that can be grown in the hydroponics system

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Mint

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Papaya

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Cucumber

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Basil

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Melon

An Year round farming

  • Hydroponically grown plants are larger because energy is expended growing upward rather than developing an extensive root zone.
  • Reliability, particularly important in the UK! By controlling the elements you can expect a regular and consistant harvest.
  • Hydroponic plants produce a greater yield per square metre than soil grown plants.
  • Get your food when it’s ready, not letting it ripen an super markets shelves.
  • Rediscover the taste of fresh!
  • Help the environment! Zero food miles + reduce the strain on our over stressed food chains.
  • No soil barne pests.