All living things require nutrients to survive. Plants are not different. Whether grown outside or indoors, with soil or hydroponically, they require a range of nutrients to survive and thrive.
The major difference between soil-grown and hydroponic plants is that soil contains inherent nutrients that it supplies to the plant. Soil-grown plants have a continuous supply of nutrients and, in most cases, can survive without the addition of other nutrients. Despite this, different plants require different amounts and kinds of specific nutrients. Due to different types and amounts of nutrients present in the soil, not all plants can do well and give maximum yield when grown in soil.
This calls for a more controlled environment where plants are fed the nutrients they need. Growing plants indoors and hydroponically is one way of giving them a controlled environment that maximizes yields. Indoor hydroponics allows you to control the type and amounts of nutrients you give to your plant.
Understanding plant nutrients is paramount for indoor and hydroponics farming. When selecting nutrients for your plants, you should not only consider the ratio of nutrients in the brand you choose to use but also the types of nutrients. Choosing plant nutrients that are suitable for hydroponics instead of soil is also essential, especially since the nutrients for hydroponics should be highly water soluble.
In this category, you will find a list of nutrients that you require for your indoor hydroponic garden. All these nutrients are always available for you to purchase here at our indoor hydroponic grow shop.