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Growing carnation hydroponically

Posted by rainbow_catz none (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 30, 13 at 23:31

Hi guys,

Can I grow carnation hydroponically? Can it grow with no soil, so only absorbing water from its root?

Because I see that when I grow my carnation on soil, it grows so slow.
For about 1,5 months it's still a seedling, about 7 cm height and so thin.

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RE: Growing carnation hydroponically

Carnations (Dianthus sp.) can be grown hydroponically. For you to succeed, you must dissolve their mineral salt nutrients in the water.

Plants, must get N,P,K and absorbable minor elements from a well-prepared recipe of soluble salts dissolved in the water (the 'fertilizer solution') , probably with a moderate solution (EC about 2.2) strength with a composition sold commercially something like *hydroponic* tomatoes also use.

RE: Growing carnation hydroponically

Thank you PupillaCharites..
Yes, it works :)
I went abroad these past ten days, and I put my carnation seedlings in a vase with its root touching water,
And it keeps living! :)
but it is so thin, maybe because of lack of nutrients like you say.
I'll add the NPk elements into it

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