Hydroponics is the method of growing plants with little or no soil, instead using closely-controlled conditions and a nutrient solution to allow for the ultimate growth. It is considered by some to be the growing method of the future, set to transform agriculture through its fast-acting systems. Right now, it is attracting a great deal of attention following the climate talks in Paris, as it could be seen as much more efficient model for growing crops than some current agricultural systems. It is already implemented in a number of countries and people are taking the exciting decision to try the technologies in their homes too.
So let’s hear it for hydro!
This method of growing brings a number of benefits! Why not consider the following
- Up to 90% less liquid involved – the method of growing could be considered advantageous for areas suffering from drought, as some farmers claim that hydroponics can be utilised to involve 90% less water than conventional growing
- Space saving – hydroponics systems allow more crops to be grown in a smaller space. You can plant up to 4 times more crops in the same space when compared to traditional farming
- Brings balance – as the growing method is typically soil-free this cuts down on resource use and instead a medium is used which is of an ideal PH for maximum growth
- Fast results – Crops can grow up at twice as fast through hydroponics, as the controlled system allows for the growing process to boosted at every stageA prime provider
Learning about hydroponics unlocks positivity and there are plenty of advantages to see.