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How-To Hydroponics 4th Edition By Keith Roberto

How-To Hydroponics, 4th Edition - Updated DECEMBER '11 se habla espanol
Learn the best kept secrets of building and gardening with high-yield aeroponic and hydroponic systems you can build. Hydroponic gardening is the most productive way to grow all varieties of plants, and those raised in a hydroponic system will exhibit maximum yield, flavor, vitamin and essential oil content. How-To Hydroponics illustrates each step of the hydroponic growing process with clear photographs and diagrams and includes step-by-step hydroponics system plans to build eight types of hydroponic and aeroponics systems and was just updated with content on how to build aeroponic foggers and hydroponic foggers.  Purchase How-To Hydroponics In Print or PDF Download

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Whether you garden for fun, food or profit, How-To Hydroponics will show you everything you'll need to build, grow and reap the rewards of hydroponic gardening without breaking the bank. Since the first edition of How-To Hydroponics in 1994, the author, Keith Roberto, has continually evolved the content and kept pace with the latest hydroponics technology and applications. With 30 more pages and five more hydroponics systems plans than the 3rd edition, released in 2000, this latest release of How-To Hydroponics is his best work yet. Written in layman's terms with a style that's easy for anyone to understand, How-To Hydroponics is packed with illustrations, photographs and step-by-step instructions that have helped thousands of people of all ages and experience get started and excel at hydroponic gardening. How-To Hydroponics 3rd. edition was's best selling title on hydroponics before being replaced with this edition thich has surpassed all expections due to the authors easy to understand means of helping his readers really learn the art, science and practical application of hydroponics and aeroponics.

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Hydroponics System Plans
Includes plans for each of the hydroponics systems shown below. Click each for info
Build your own hydroponics Dutch Pot, Dutch Bucket or Bato Bucket system with plans in How-To Hydroponics Dutch Pot Hydroponics System
Use Bato buckets, PVC pipe, a pump and reservoir to grow any sized plants
Build your own hydroponic bubbler system with plans in How-To Hydroponics Hydroponic Bubbler System
Simple and quick to construct from a planter, pebbles and aquarium pump
Build your own hydroponic lettuce raft system with plans in How-To Hydroponics Hydroponic Raft System
Ideal for baby lettuce and short-stature herbs, spices and flowers
Build your own aeroponics system with plans in How-To Hydroponics Aerospring Aeroponics System
Rocket fast growth from a Rubbermaid tote, submersible pump and sprayers
Build your own aeroponics fogging systems and aeroponic foggers with plans in How-To Hydroponics Aeroponic Fogger System
State of the art ultrasonic fogging system for propagation, production and more!
Build your own hybrid hydroponic aeroponics PVC pipe system with plans in How-To Hydroponics Hybrid Aero/Hydroponic System
Three styles to choose that use 4", 5" or 6" PVC pipe to grow plants like crazy
Build a fully automatic gravity fed hydroponics system using the Autopot with plans in how AutoPot Hydroponics System
Maximize yields with the pots that water and feeds plants without power
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Hydroponic Gardening Guide
Below are just a few of the chapters on hydroponic gardening. Complete list here
Dutch Pot System What Is Hydroponics
An in-depth introduction and overview of the hydroponic theory and application
Bubbler System Hydroponic Mediums
Reviews substrate technology and choices for the modern grower
Raft System Hydroponic Technology
An overview and detailed examination of the hydroponic methods in use today
Aeroponics System Plant Nutrition
Hydroponic nutrients, diagnosing problems, making your own nutrients
Aero Hydroponic System Gardening Indoors
Planning and designing hydroponic indoor gardens and greenhouses
AutoPot System Grow Lighting
Photosynthetic spectrum, forced flowering, choosing indoor lighting

What Is Hydroponics?

In Latin, the word hydroponics means literally "water working."
Hydroponics is the practice of growing plants in either a bath or flow of highly oxygenated, nutrient enriched water.

In soil, biological decomposition breaks down organic matter into the basic nutrient salts that plants feed on. Water dissolves these salts and allows uptake by the roots. For a plant to receive a well balanced diet, everything in the soil must be in perfect balance. Rarely, if ever, can you find such ideal conditions in soil due to the lack of organic matter left behind on the surface, contamination and biological imbalances.

With hydroponics, water is enriched with these very same nutrient salts, creating a hydroponic nutrient solution that is perfectly balanced. And since this hydroponic nutrient solution is contained, it does not harm our environment as does runoff from fertilized soil. Additionally, very little water is lost to evaporation in a hydroponic system, owing to its application in drought stricken areas.

To support the plants in a hydroponic system, an inert soil-free medium like fiber, sand or stone, may be used to anchor the roots. These hydroponic mediums are designed to be very porous for excellent retention of air and water that's necessary for a healthy plant - roots need to breathe too!

In addition to a perfectly balanced diet, hydroponic plants have their food and water delivered directly to their roots. This way, the energy normally used to develop long roots can be redirected to growing more plant, which is a great benefit indeed! With the proper exposure to natural sunlight or supplemental grow lights, your hydroponic plants .

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Aeroponics is an application of hydroponics without a growing medium, although a small amount may be used to germinate the seed or root a cutting. Plant roots are suspended mid-air inside a chamber kept at a 100% humidity level and fed with a fine spray of nutrient solution (some call this a "nutramist"). This mid-air feeding allows the roots to absorb much needed oxygen, thereby increasing metabolism and rate of growth reportedly up to 10 times of that in soil. And there is nearly no water loss due to evaporation.

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