How it works
Hydroponics is simply growing without soil. Roots need water, nutrients and oxygen, all of which can be provided in a more efficient way than in soil.
Botanium's porous growing medium absorbs a lot of water, while also providing an aerated environment for the roots. The benefit of this is not only quicker growth and more control, but it is also a simpler approach to growing.
The included nutrients are easily added with a pipette and the amount you need to add depends on the plants you are growing.
Why not just grow in a pot with soil?
+ No soil borne pests
+ Sterile growing medium
+ Automatic watering
+ Faster growth
+ No mess
+ Clear water level indication
+ Cannot be overwatered
+ Effective water usage
+ Can contain more vitamins
- Can contain pests, like fungus gnats
- Needs watering when dry, but not too dry
- Requires (helpful) neighbors when traveling
- Slower growth
- Messy and dirty
- It's easy to forget watering
- Overwatering is common
- Most water evaporates
- Results depend on soil quality
Did you know that you can grow inside all-year-round, even if you live in a cold and dark country?
Even here in Sweden it's easy, and you don't need a special "growing light". Just put your plant under a standard CFL, fluorescent lamp or LED.
As long as it's not an old incandescent light bulb, the plants will grow, even during the grimmest of winters.