Condition of the nutrient solution
Hydroponics replaces the soil’s function as a supplier of food or plant nutrients by providing a nutrient solution. This solution is a mixture of water with various fertilizers from macro- and microelements. Each plant has its own formula according to the needs of the plant.
This nutrition is commonly referred to as abs mix, which can be easily found in grocery stores and many online sales outlets. AB Mix contains various macronutrients such as nitrogen (N), calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), magnesium (Mg), potassium (K) and sulfur (S), as well as micronutrients such as manganese (Mn). , Iron (Fe). ), magnesium (Mg), chlorine (Cl), boron (B), zinc (Zn), and myloden (Mo). When applying it, you must look at the nutrient requirements of the plants.
Not only the amount of nutrients in the nutrient solution, we also need to check the position of the pH, EC and ppm in the nutrient solution to match the cultivated plants. Each plant has a different tolerance value.
You can measure these three indicators using a pH meter to measure pH, an EC meter to measure EC in solution, and a TDS meter to measure ppm. To adapt to the conditions necessary for the plant, you can search in some existing literature.
Environmental conditions and plant roots
It is necessary to take into account not only water and nutrients, but also the condition of plants and the environment. The condition of the plant in question is that part of the plant root that must be provided in order to be able to receive the provided nutrients.
Make sure the plant is set up correctly so that the nutrient solution touches all existing plant roots. Also make sure that the roots of the plant are healthy, not rotting or damaged, as you can see from the condition of the growing plants.
If the plant is fresh, the roots of the plant are in good condition, but if the plant is wilting or has other problems, check the existing roots. In hydroponics, plant roots are the main key to plants growing well or not. This is because these roots become one of the nutrient gates during growth.
These are three things to consider when growing hydroponically so that your plants can grow well. Let’s make your own hydroponic garden at home, also a solution for those of you who want to garden but have a small piece of land.