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Hydroponics

Hydroponics is a type of horticulture and a subset of hydroculture which involves growing plants (usually crops) without soil, by using mineral nutrient solutions in an aqueous solvent. ... Hydroponics offers many advantages, notably a decrease in water usage in agriculture.

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Aeroponics

Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or an aggregate medium. The word "aeroponic" is derived from the Greek meanings of aer and ponos. Aeroponic culture differs from both conventional hydroponics, aquaponics, and in-vitro growing

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How much energy does a hydroponic container use

160 to 200 kilowatts

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What are the best crops for hydroponic farming

Lettuce

Leafy greens

Herbs

Also secondary

Roots radishes etc

Flowers

Vining crops

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What are the plant nutrients

Nitrogen

Phosphorus

Potassium

Magnesium

Sulfur

Calcium

PH solution

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What is needed from Nitrogen

Helps with chloryfyl

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What is needed from phosphorus

Helps with root and flower growth

Helps plant with stand stress

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What is needed from potassium

Strengthens plant in early growth

Helps plants retain water

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What is needed from magnesium

Gives plants their green color

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What is needed from sulfur

Help resistance disease and grow seeds

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What is needed from calcium

Helps plants develop cell walls

Essential for nitrate absorption

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What is needed from ph solution

6.0 ph help plants uptake nutrients

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How long is seeding and germination

5/10 days

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Seeding development timing

2 weeks for most plants to mature seedling stage bout two inche in height

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Transplanting

Moving seedlings to the vertical plant panels. The greenery has 88 five Chanel plant panels. 5/7 minutes per panel to transplant

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Row planting

Linear planting

Intercropping

Row planting

Best for large crops. Use Chanel 1,3,5
10/15 plants/channels

Linear planting

Best for compact crops. Use Chanel 1-5 15/20 plants/channels

Intercropping

Best for large and compact crops
Use Chanel 1-5 1/20 plants/channels

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Cultivating and harvesting

Plants spend 2/5 weeks in cultivation depending on plant and size. Lettuce pulled with root. Chard, kale and herbs is trimming

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How many lettuce in a four week program

About 990 heads of lettuces

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How much less water does a freight from hydroponic farm use

95 to 99 percent

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What is one way to capture water for the farm from the air

Utilizing air conditioners and dehumidifiers to pull the water from the air filter it and use it for the farm

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Do hydroponics require at herbicides and pesticides

No