Hydroponics rockwool has immensely changed the way hydroponic garden is being carried out in the modern day. Initially used as an insulator when it was popularly known as mineral insulation, rockwool has since found its way into the indoor gardens of the modern day that are looking to produce the highest yield possible. Rockwool is now a popular growing medium that is used in hydroponics gardening.
Rockwool itself is a porous substance that forms when a mixture of rocks comprising of mostly basalt and dolomite are melted at high temperatures and specially processed. The resultant element is what is known as rockwool and due to its neutral nature its used to build plant growing medium granules, blocks, plugs and cubes. The rockwool is composed of 97% air and this makes it easy to control the air-water ratio in the indoor garden.
The porous quality of the medium also enhances root growth. These properties make it a very good medium as it allows the very important factors essential for plant growth, air and water to easily be available to the plant. The rockwool also provides other sufficient conditions to support crops efficiently and get yields that are of a sizeable amount. It is also easily available in a variety of shapes and sizes.
This enables utilization of rockwool in various types of hydroponic set-up. The medium is present in various forms allowing it to be utilized in different hydroponic gardens setups. They can be gotten as Rockwool granulates, Rockwool starter cubes, Rockwool grow blocks, growing slabs. The rockwool can be integrated into many hydroponic gardening systems like wick,water culture, ebb and flow, drip and NFT as well as aeroponic.
There are many different variations of these common systems. A hydroponic garden can help you easily enjoy fresh produce, flowers and herbs from the comfort of your indoor garden.