With hydroponics, you don’t need soil. Everything is done in a water-based system. The water acts as a medium to fertilize the plants and provide the plants with the nutrients they need.
As such, the system is designed to be independent of the environment, since the environment can’t directly influence the system. If you grow plants outside, on a balcony or in your backyard, for example, the climate and conditions will vary throughout the year and will depend on the weather. But for hydro hydroponically grown plants, the environment is controlled.
Since everything is catered for by the system, when something goes wrong it’s easier to identify the cause and remedy the problem. Here are some common causes of plant problems you could face when growing plants hydroponically, and tips on how to fix them.