Surname 1Student NameLecturer’s NameCourse Name and NumberDate SubmittedHYDROPONICSHydroponics refers to the process through which farmers grow plants without the input of the soil or by using aquatic mechanisms (Byrne et al. 1). It provides an opportunity to which the gardeners do not require to worry about the climatic changes since the plants can be planted at any season. The process is of great use in the improvement of the horticultural practices, and it gives the farmers a new opportunity to exercise new techniques and achieve significant objectives at the same time (Byrne et al. 1). Hydroponicsincorporates the use of nutrients to enhance the growth process. It may be done in a greenhouse or any other outdoor system that may be deemed suitable. The environmental factors are human-friendly, and the soil pH allows the incorporation of technological aspects (Byrne et al. 1). LIQUIDS VS SOILResearch from various states in the US indicates that planting via the use of the liquids rather than soil has most advantages (Steven 5). The nutrient flow in the fluids enhances the better development of the seeds as they germinate for the farmer gets to input the required amounts for the plants to grow. Hydroponics also gives the plants a recirculating system whereby the nutrient flow is regulated and apportioned accordingly. Horticultural practices in these aspects incorporate the use of breeding practices in an attempt to produce better and unique products for the markets (Steven 5). Growing of the transplants may be done by use of different media, including coconut coir and Rockwool. Comparing the two systems provides a differentiation in the growth
Surname 2patterns together with the duration they take before germination. Incorporation of potted mixtures also goes to great lengths in the identification of the better medium between the two, that is liquid and soil ((Steven 6). Growing the transplants on regular soil has various disadvantages among them being that the condition for the growth may not be sufficient. The pH of the ground may not be specific, and the microorganisms that it contains may inhibit the expected growth (Steven 6).