What is Hydroponics?
Hydroponics is the process of growing plants without soil. Although plants need light, water, carbon dioxide and oxygen to grow, they do not necessarily require soil—only the vitamins and minerals that soil provides.
Hydroponic plants are grown in an inert medium and fed a balanced, pH-adjusted nutrient solution. The nutrient solution is easily adjusted so that the plants receive just the right amount of food, in the most efficient way.
The Advantages of Growing Hydroponically
Hydroponic growing has various advantages over traditional soil. With the ability to control the plant’s environment by adjusting the nutrients, pH and lighting you can successfully grow in areas normally impossible.
Growing in water eliminates the need for heavy pesticide use because most pests live in the soil, essentially making our food cleaner.
Plants are able to uptake their food with very little effort, as opposed to using soil where their roots reach for nutrients and extract them. Instead, the energy is better spent on vegetative growth and fruit and flower production—resulting in higher yields.
What can you grow?
|Fruits & Veggies
Green Leaf Lettuce
Red Leaf Lettuce