The majority of people love strawberries. If you do too then don’t want to wait till the summer to eat strawberries……when hydroponics strawberries are an easy option.
With a hydroponic system, strawberries can be grown any time. So even if it is winter a hydroponic system ensures proper growth of the plants for high quality produce and yields.
By choosing ever-bearing strawberries which are day neutral you can grow strawberries in the garden, on a terrace or even indoors with hydroponics.
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Hydroponic Strawberries – It IS Becoming More Popular
Growing strawberries indoors is definitely new for people. You may be thinking indoor gardening is a mess, with the soil and stains on the floor etc…..
However, indoor gardening has never been so simple, easy and hassle free. Hydroponic methods of growing crops have been around since the 1960’s and with commercial successes too.
Hydroponic cultivation makes it easy to grow strawberries indoors without the need for soil filled pots. All you need is a small area where you can install a hydroponic system and a little free time.
When you have decided to choose hydroponics as the method to grow your strawberries, it’s just a question of getting the very basic kit you need to get started.
Hydroponic Strawberries – Getting Started
Once you have the kit, you need to get to select some young strawberry plants from your local garden centre. Then wash the roots to clear off any mud sticking to them.
Then using your hydroponic system, grow the plants which will flower and then yield fruits (much faster then using conventional soil methods).
Strawberries need sunlight for a minimum of 7 hours a day. If that isn’t possible you can compensate for the sunlight using full spectrum fluorescent lighting.
You may grow Tioga and Shasta varieties profusely with hydroponics. Strawberries grow well in temperate climates, with their cool winters and warm ending summers.
Strawberries grow best in the open air so if grown indoors you should make sure they get sufficient ventilation.
Strawberries grown hydroponically can grow 2 times faster than using conventional methods as they get the right amounts of water, oxygen and nutrients direct to the roots.
Hydroponic Strawberries – What About The Taste?
Strawberries grown on hydroponic systems are comparable to the soil grown ones with respect to their taste and acidity. So will still be the delicious fruit that makes your mouth water and leave you wanting more.
Home hydroponic systems are available in various sizes from fitting on a windowsill to as big as to fill a whole room of your home. These systems let you grow large number of plants in a very little space.
For strawberries, the temperature of the environment is very important. The system should be set as per the needs of the variety you choose. A general rule of thumb though is between 57-70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Maintaining the pH in the range of 5.8 and 6.2 is ideal. Strawberries grow very well in natural nutrient solutions, with or without organic enzymes that catalyse their growth and yield.
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