Discover Hydroponics

Hydroponics is the cultivation of plants without soil. It is a very efficient and sustainable system for growing plants, especially in large cities, since it allows to grow plants vertically with a smaller space use.

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Vertical hydroponic cultivation

For hydroponics we use water with dissolved mineral salts. Thus, we can adjust the optimal amount of each mineral salt so that the plant always has the right amount.

To hold the roots, porous materials are used, such as perlite or rock wool. In the case of the CitySens hydroponic gardens peach pits, a high-quality and ecological hydroponic substrate are used, which we receive from the juice industry in Spain.

These hydroponic substrates are lighter than soil, so they can easily be placed in vertical structures. In addition, in hydroponics the roots need less space to grow, since they always have access to water and nutrients.

Vertical cultivation is especially relevant in cities, whether in public spaces, in private homes or in offices. In all these places, horizontal space is rare and vertical hydroponics makes it possible to use available vertical spaces.

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Hydroponic herbs

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Hydroponics advantages

Hydroponics has extremely evolved in recent decades and today it is widely used in extensive agriculture. Thanks to these industrial developments, many tools and know-how exist today to enjoy hydroponics at home. The biggest advantages of hydroponics are:

- When the roots receive the optimal nutrients supply, they do not need to grow in search of water. Therefore, the plant needs less space for its growth. The result is more plants in less space.

- If no soil is used, you reduce the weight of the pots. This is ideal for vertical structures.

- If no soil is used, fewer soil particles will be released, making it a cleaner system.

- With hydroponics, nutrient and water can be reused many times. This allows savings in water and nutrients of up to 50% compared to conventional cultivation.

- By optimizing light, water, nutrients and space, crop production will highly increase.

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Hydroponics at home

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Hydroponic disadvantages

Everything has its advantages and disadvantages. Hydroponics too. The disadvantages of hydroponics are:

- A stricter control of irrigation is required: it must be adjusted to the needs of the plant and the environment.

- Irrigation control is easily achieved with automatic irrigation, which requires the use of electricity.

- The cost of installation is higher. A conventional pot does not have the same cost as a self-watering hydroponic system.

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Hydroponics advantages

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CitySens hydroponic vertical planter

At CitySens we have been studying hydroponics since 2011. Our conclusion is that hydroponics is a useful system for growing plants at home. In spaces with natural light, such as dining rooms, balconies and offices, hydroponics work great. With hydroponics you can have more plants in less space - place them vertically, avoid dirt and reduce the consumption of water and nutrients. In return, hydroponics requires more care to adjust the light / temperature / water properly. Count on us to help you adjust the optimal conditions for your plants.

Discover our vertical planter with hydroponic self-watering and start enjoying hydroponics in your home today.

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Macetero hidropónico Citysens