Want to try your hand at hydroculture but don’t know where to start? Here’s the tutorial for you! Growing plants in water is a very simple, economical and intuitive practice, much more than normal cultivation. Let’s see together step by step how to start growing plants in water.

The transition from earth to water is a delicate transition, but if done correctly it will give great satisfaction. Let’s take a jar or an old transparent glass vase or even a jar of honey or jam.
Then we take a felt-tip pen and then expanded clay or perlite. Before starting, wash both the jar and the clay thoroughly. Then with the marker we go to mark the base level, that is the point where the roots will rest on the expanded clay.

When choosing plants, we prefer either young plants, or with cuttings rooted in water. We extract the plant from the pot and delicately begin to eliminate all the soil present around the roots. We must make sure they are not rotten or diseased because the seedling we are going to immerse in water must be healthy.
Then wash them under running water and put them in the jar. At this point we begin to insert the expanded clay between the roots without pressing but rather shaking the jar gently downwards to position the clay correctly in all the spaces. Once finished, we tap the side and bottom of the jar to adhere and further arrange.

How to water?

The previously marked level will be useful for not drowning the plant by giving it too much water. In fact, the roots in hydroculture feed on the water they receive through the capillarity of the apparatus created.
When the level has dropped below the base level, wait a couple of days before leveling again by adding new water. We can use a special dispenser or a narrow mouth watering can.
The advantages we will obtain will not only be recycling, but also savings and we will always be able to keep the state of the roots under control.

Then, in the following days, when we notice the water decreasing, we can add little at a time, always remembering not to overdo it otherwise we risk causing the roots to rot.