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How to Use Vermiculite in Hydroponics

How to use vermiculite in hydroponics
Vermiculite in hydroponics in Nairobi Kenya

Vermiculite can be effectively utilized in a number of ways in hydroponics, essentially soil-free gardening. Though hydroponics gardeners do not use soil, they will often use other materials to support the growth of their plants. You can use vermiculite in place of soil in various settings, including seed germination, or when rooting cuttings. It encourages more rapid root growth and helps to control moisture levels.

Moisture control is especially important for young plants, who have weaker root systems, which more easily succumb to rot. Therefore, apply vermiculite to prevent this problem as it retains moisture, which is released when the roots need it. This means that you won’t have to keep such a close eye on watering the seedlings or cuttings. When used alone, you will need to add fertilizer to vermiculite to provide plants with the nutrients they would ordinarily withdraw from the soil.

Vermiculite is able to help plants more easily absorb nutrients, including magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Moreover, you can combine it with other non-soil materials such as perlite and pumice to create custom hydroponic growing media.

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