Understanding Pepper Growing Hydroponics

Filed in Blog by on May 5, 2018

If you don’t have a lot of time or space to grow your peppers, using a hydroponic system is a great solution. Essentially, this entails growing the pepper plants without using soil, instead pumping a nutrient solution directly to the roots of the plant within a controlled, indoor environment. This is great solution to traditional growing because you bypass some of the more common pitfalls, including the outdoor temperatures and the toll elements play in the growing process. Plus, it’s likely you’ll be able to pick up what you need from your local garden supply center.

Because hydroponic growing is fast you don’t have to start the growing season as early, plus for those pepper plants that require a longer growth season, they grow faster with this method. Another plus is that coming up with the right pH level is easier because all you have to do is change out the solution each time, not the soil. Once you have it right you may not have to change it out at all for a couple of weeks. As you go though the growing process you can increase or decrease the nutrients going to the plants.

In fact, there are all kinds of benefits to growing peppers with hydroponics. For example, you don’t have to worry about potential pitfalls like overwatering either. Another bonus is that you don’t have to deal with garden pests or weeding your garden because you’re growing inside. You also typically use much less water. In addition, hydroponic growing gives you the ability to grow different varieties of peppers, giving you more options. Of course if you don’t want to do the work yourself you can always reap the benefits of hot peppers by simply picking up a bottle of your favorite hot sauce or pepper product.

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