Archive for date: July 26, 2009

Hydroponics on NASA Website

July 26, 2009 | Gardening | By: Mark VandeWettering

NASA is obviously interested in hydroponics research as an enabling technology for long duration space flights. They are also quite good at educational outreach, so it wasn’t too hard to find this set of activities for kids on hydroponics. They are quite basic, but cover a wide variety of techniques, much wider than I would […]

The Water-Culture Method for Growing Plants without Soil

July 26, 2009 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve been doing a bit more reading about growing plants hydroponically. In doing so, I found reference to something called “Hoagland solutions”, which are nutrient solutions used for growing plants hydroponically. Since hydroponically grown plants don’t get nutrients from trace elements in the organic matter in soil, you need to be especially careful to ensure […]