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Home Hydroponics

Home Hydroponics 100 Hours Course

Course Code:
AHT107 CLD
Level:
4
Start:
Anytime
Finish:
Anytime
Study From:
Anywhere
Tutor Support:
Unlimited Access
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Home Hydroponics course online. Want to grow healthy food at home by using your own hydroponic system – look no further?

If you have little or no experience in hydroponics this course is an excellent introduction into getting started in this innovative horticulture sector.

Understand the principles of soilless growing. These include how the temperature, water, oxygen, nutrients, etc. affect the root zone.
This course provides a solid foundation for anyone wanting to use a hydroponic method for HOME growing. Please note this course is NOT intended for commercial growing.

Learning the theory behind hydroponic culture and combining it with practical experience will enable you to be on your way to establishing your own basic home hydroponic system successfully.

  •  Ideal course for the home gardener who is passionate about this technology and who may have a small space.
  •  Understand how to apply the theory of hydroponics where gardening space is limited.
  •  You’ll be able to grow a wide variety of plants, vegetables, and berries to cut flowers and herbs.
  •  You work at your own pace with unlimited access to your tutor.
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Lessons

Lesson Structure:  Home Hydroponics AHT107

There are 10 lessons:

  1. Introduction to Hydroponics & Plant Growth
    • Scope and Nature of Hydroponics and terminology (Water Culture, Sand and Gravel Culture, Rockwool, Vermiculaponics, Hydroculture, etc)
    • How it Works
    • A Simple Manual System to Create
    • History of Hydroponics
    • Understanding How Plants Grow
    • Understanding the Water Requirements and Management
    • Photosynthesis
  2. Basic Chemistry, Nutrition & Nutrient Solutions
    • Significance of understanding chemistry for hydroponics
    • Understanding Basic Chemistry
    • Atoms and Compounds
    • The important Plant Nutrients
    • Writing Chemical Names
    • What concentrations of different nutrients does a plant need?
    • Nutrient solutions
    • Preparing Nutrient Solutions
    • Mechanisms of Nutrient Uptake
  3. More on Nutrient Solutions
    • Understanding differences between Soil Culture and Soil less Culture
    • The nitrogen Cycle
    • Mycorrhyzae
    • Summary of fertilizers used in Hydroponic Nutrients
    • Calculating Chemical Formulae
    • Hydroponic Nutrition
  4. Media and Types of Systems
    • Classification of Hydroponic Systems
    • What Makes up a System; system variables; Solution Dispensation, Closed or open, Drip, slop, capillary feed, wicks, misting, dry fertilizing etc, Automatic or Manual Operation, Type of Medium, Construction Materials, Rate & Frequency of Irrigation & Feeding, Air Injection (In water culture), Plant Support, Environment controls.
    • Choosing a System
    • Types of Media
    • Rockwool
    • Vermiculite
    • Sand
    • Leca, (Expanded Clay)
    • The Bentley System
  5. Designing a System
    • Nutrient Film Technique
    • Alternative NFT Layouts
    • Solution Dispensation Options (closed or open system, drip, slop, flood, capillary, dry, mist, etc)
    • 16 Other System Options
  6. Problems in Hydroponics
    • Pest and Disease
    • Nutrition
    • Environmental
    • Diagnosis of Nutritional Problems
    • Controlling Acidity
  7. Plant Culture
    • Flow Charting a Crop
    • Greenhouse Management
    • Controllers (Salinity, pH)
    • Adjusting Solutions using an Electro Conductivity Meter
  8. Solid Media vs Water Culture
    • Indoor Plants
    • Berries
    • Gravel Culture compared with NFT
  9. Growing Vegetables in Hydroponics
    • Fresh Cut Herbs in Hydroponics
    • Lettuce
    • Tomatoes
    • Cucumber
    • Review of all other common vegetables that are suited to hydroponics
  10. Growing Cut Flowers in Hydroponics
    • Overview
    • Roses
    • Chrysanthemums
    • Carnations
    • Review of many other common flowers that are suited to hydroponics

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