The pebbles or grow at home

To be able to create his garden or to grow your own tomatoes, there are two choices available to us.
First of all, the way the most well-known and customary is to grow in his garden, to the outside. However, we do not have all of the garden outside. We don't live all in a house. Then comes the second choice : thepebbles, commonly referred to as internal culture, or even indoor growing.

What is the pebbles ?

This technical term does not speak to you probably not but we have to make thepebbles daily, without knowing it. Thanks to this technique of gardening, we can eat all day fruits and vegetables : the industries horticulture, which fill the shelves of our supermarkets, are growing multitudes of these plant foods with maximum performance and economic. This allows us, the consumers, have a wide choice for our greatest pleasure taste.

Imagine a plant in its natural state, which unfolds to the side of the cliff, the rock face of a waterfall. This phenomenon found that we could grow off the ground, so without land, and with or without a substrate neutral or inert : it is the principle of thepebbles.

This way of gardening offers a better control on the development of the plant : the farmer sees its stem, its leaves and the flower, the fruit or vegetable, but not only. In fact, being more easily accessible and visible, it can also take care of its roots !
Another advantage of thepebbles : you can grow at home in your apartment, in a culture room !


The different practices of the pebbles

A gardener of interior has therefore two main methods possible to cultivate in him, in one of its parts :

  • - thehydroponics, from the terms Greek "hydro" for "water," and "lavov," which means to work. "
  • - l’aeroponics (which is a finished form of hydroponics), which is a culture in indoor air.

The pebbles hydroponic :

In concrete terms, hydroponics is " the cultivation of terrestrial plants produced using the nutrients, without the support of the floor. "That is to say that it immerses the roots in nutrient solution (most often a mixture of a fertilizer with water), or by growing in a substrate blank of any nutritional content (coconut coir, clay pellets, wool of rock, perlites, etc...). The plants then grow through the "work of the water," thus optimizing their intake of nutrients and oxygen.

There are various techniques of hydroponics :

  • - openthe solution with your fertilizer is not recycled since it makes only one pass through your hydroponic system. This method requires a lot of water which is economically and ecologically problematic "indoor " ;
  • - closed, the hydroponic system installed allows the reuse of the nutrient solution " in the loop. "More economic Alternative, eco-friendly and better adapted for the indoor cultivation ;
  • - active, in an open or closed system, the water distributes in continuous needed by the plants from the tank to the substrate, and then to the roots, using a water pump or air ;
  • - passive, the liquid mixture of fertilizer stagnant reaches the plant through a system of capillary action. The plant grows in its substrate, above the tank. Practice we discourage because it promotes the development of bad micro-organisms to the plant.


>>> see The culture in hydroponics for more explanations.

The pebbles aeroponic :

This method of hydroponics improved resumes its various techniques, by asking for more knowledge and a lot of practice.
The plants are suspended in their baskets filled with clay pellets, for example. In this way, the roots are in the open air and grow in a wet mist. The latter is created by misters that spray a continuous water plants and nutrients. In addition, theaeroponics allows for a better absorption of oxygen by the roots.

>>> see The culture in aeroponics, for further explanations.


What looks like a pebbles / hydroponic indoor ?

Now, let's see an example of a hydroponic setup that can ride at home :

Your culture hydro is done in tanks which may be more or less large according to the desired culture, and the space available. After you have determined this and what hydroponic system choose (a table in tide, a system NFT, drip, or a system aeroponic), the installation of the system ofirrigation will impose itself.


We hope you have brought a maximum of general information on what is the pebbles. In order to deepen your foundations in hydroponics, we recommend you to visit other pages tips Indoor Discount. As well as the guide for the beginner introduction to hydroponics or the very full The hydroponics for all. There is more than one of you to go !


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