Craft Soil and Mediums

Hydrax Hydro Shop are distributors of top quality Craft Soil and grow mediums in South Africa. Craft Soil is one of the most popular growing mediums for plants because it is...

Hydroponic Nutrients

Hydrax Hydro Shop are distributors of top quality indoor, outdoor & greenhouse hydroponic nutrient fertilizers in South Africa. Our collection of hydroponic and liquid...

LED Grow Lights

When growing hydroshop indoor one of the most important factors to decide is which lights to use. LED lights have not always been popular, but thanks to the technology...

Additives & Boosters

Hydrax Hydroponics are distributors of quality additives and boosters for your hydroponic garden in South Africa. At our online hydroponic store you will find several...

Pest & Disease Control

Garden pest and disease control is something gardeners have been dealing with for years. Whether they are mammals, birds or insects, cultivated plants seem to have targets on...

What does hydroponics mean?

The word Hydroponics means “working water” (“hydro” means water &“ponos” means labor). Hydroponic growing techniques can be found throughout history in several civilizations. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without using soil. Hydroponic growing instead uses a mineral nutrient solution in a water solvent, allowing more efficient nutrient uptake process than when growing in soil. Modern hydroponic growing techniques now offers hydroponic growing for beginners and professionals.

Hydrax Horti explains Hydroponics

There are various ways of growing hydroponically and many advantageous benefits in growing without soil. Hydroponic growers have found increased yields, many times greater when they switch from conventional soil growing. Because hydroponically grown plants dip their roots directly into nutrient-rich solutions, they get nutrient intake much more easily than plants growing in soil. As a result, your plants need a much smaller root systems and can divert more focus and energy into leaf and stem growth.

Types of Hydroponic Systems

There are six main types of hydroponic systems to grow your plants in. Each hydro grow method has it's own advantages, depending on what you grow and personal preference and experience. You get:

  • DWC (Deep Water Culture)
  • Ebb and Flow (Flood and Drain)
  • Drip (Recovery & Non-recovery
  • N.F.T (Nutrient Film Technique)
  • Aeroponics