Simplestsimon.278zk1 at gardenbanter.co.uk
Wed May 3 10:16:41 EST 2006
Hydroponics is the process of growing plants without soil. Both the
commercial and hobby grower use hydroponic growing systems, hydroponic
growing media, indoor grow lights and hydroponic nutrients to benefit
Year round gardening
You're not restricted to environmental changes. Plants can be grown
Quicker plant growth with increased yield
By using a hydroponic growing system and hydroponic nutrients, you can
grow your plants up to four times faster than you could in soil. Yields
can also be four times greater.
Better use of space
You can grow more plants per given area than in soil, which only helps
to reduce the cost of production. In fact, many hydroponic gardeners
choose to grow in small cupboards or grow tents.
Enhanced flavour of crops
Hydroponically grown fruit and vegetables can taste far better than
those found in the supermarket.
No soil borne pests
The need for toxic and expensive pesticides is diminished. Your food
can actually be more natural than when it's grown in soil!
Growing your own fruit and vegetables means you're more likely to eat
the recommended 5 portions a day.
No more digging and weeding
You get all of the above with little effort.
An efficient use of water
A recirculating hydroponic system allows you to conserve water by up to
90%. As the world's water supplies become increasingly scarce,
hydroponics can only become even more important.
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