A healthy soil usually supplies all the required nutrients. The main elements are replenished through the circle of life, where things die and decompose. This eco-system keeps the earth virile and the plants healthy.
In hydroponics there’s no soil, so you’ll have to manually supply these minerals. The plants will still utilize what they need, but you have to maintain this controlled environment.
Hydroponic nutrients are subdivided into primary macronutrients, secondary macronutrients, and micronutrients. You need to supply more of the first two than the last.
The idea is to provide plants with the needed nutrients and guaranteed access to energy to activate the photosynthesis process. In this article, you’ll know all the details about hydroponics and what is the best way to grow different plants.