Define: Hydroponics “The cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil.” Hydroponic gardening is a soil-less growing medium. No soil! However, plants need to be supported or held up. The purpose of a growing medium is to expose and support the root system of the plant and to channel the water and nutrients into the plant. There are different growing mediums that work well in different types of hydroponic systems. There are hundreds of different growing mediums; anything that a plant can grow on is considered a growing medium. There are manmade as well as organic (natural) mediums; we have listed the most popular types of growing mediums below! Oasis cubes, Expanded Clay Pellets, Rockwool, Coconut Fiber, Sphagnum Moss, Water, Fiberglass Insulation, Soilless Mix(s), and Lava Rock.
Hydroponic growing mediums take the place of the dirt and soil. Not to provide nutrients; but allowing the roots to support the plants weight and hold it upright. Contact one of our highly qualified grow professionals… (586) 213-1147