Biochar is charcoal created from plant matter.
It’s a great option as a sustainable nutrient-stabilizing practice, but can cause problems when used out of context in hydroponics or aquaponics.
Here's why: biochar retains nitrogen.
But how do you fertilize it?
We all know the concept of nutrition for organisms. But did you know that there’s a whole field of study relating to nutrition in agriculture? Don’t worry; you don’t need to be an expert to manage a system.
Building a hydroponics system can be overwhelming at times.
So you're growing hydroponically and want to switch to aquaponics.
Hydroponics systems require a carefully crafted fertilizer, or nutrient solution, to grow optimally. Choosing the right nutrient solution is key to system health and production.
If you are starting a hydroponic system, or switching nutrient solutions, you'll want to take several factors into consideration.
1. Recirculating hydroponic systems
2. Flow to waste hydroponic systems.
Both recirculating systems and flow to waste have their pros and cons, however, and today we're going to look at each type of system.