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How do you grow crops without soil?
Last Updated: 18th January, 2020
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Also question is, what can you use other than soil to grow plants?
Growing plants without soil is known as hydroponics. Plants can be grown in many different growing mediums, such as, gravel, sand, perlite, vermiculite, rockwool, clay pellets, bark or coconut fibre, or in water or even air (the roots hang in a mist of water).
Also Know, what can replace soil? Potting soil alternatives are made from a variety of blended materials. Such ingredients include mosses like peat or sphagnum moss, rocks and minerals like calcined clay, vermiculite, sand or perlite.
Also Know, how can I grow fenugreek at home without soil?
Steps on how to grow fenugreek seeds without soil:
- Wash, rinse and soak 1/3 cup seeds with 1 cup water in a bowl.
- Daily drain off water and replenish with the same amount until they begin to sprout in 2 to 3 days.
- Once the seeds start to germinate, spread them onto the rectangular plate or tray.
What can I use as soil?
Coarse sand is of the most common. Shredded bark and charcoal are used in special instances, as for growing orchids and bromeliads. To replace peat moss, some gardeners use compost, leaf mold (decomposed leaves), or rotted horse manure. Learn how to make your own potting soil!