Are you planning to set up your own hydroponic system? Then there are certain crucial factors, which you need to take care of like temperature, humidity, and pH level. pH is probably the most overlooked aspects when it comes to hydroponic systems. However, it is a very important factor ad can deter growth of plants if not set right.
Chinese vegetables come in a variety of intriguing shapes, sizes and textures – from fuzzy melon (the gourd, not the drink) to the tender young shoots of the bamboo plant. Chinese vegetables are not only a culinary essential for Chinese cooking; they are welcome additions to a indoor vegetable gardening. There are many different Chinese vegetables available to the home gardener. There are Chinese melons, cucumbers, long beans and gourds; these are warm season crops, suited to areas with long, hot summers. There is Napa cabbage, Chinese mustard and gai lan; these are cool season crops, which you can grow year-round in mild winter areas.
Hydroponics has many techniques and systems, which can be combined to cater to your plants’ requirements. Deep water culture (DWC) is a type of hydroponics system in which the plant roots are suspended and allowed to grow in an aerated nutrient medium in a deep or shallow reservoir.
For DWC, begin by germinating the seeds in rockwool cubes and simultaneously keep your DWC baskets ready with expanded clay pebbles. Fill the reservoir with enough nutrient solutions so that it can moist the clay medium. You have to make sure that the roots are being well established through the net pot. Allow this root system to hang for maximum absorption of oxygen along with optimum uptake of nutrients.