Hydroponic gardening is a process by which gardeners support the roots of their plants by growing their crops directly into nutrient-rich water. Just from this information, you can see how much different this process is from traditional gardening where the crops or plants are supported by their roots growing into soil.
The Difference Between Hydroponic Gardening and Traditional Gardening
This process is used mostly for indoor gardening and for growing edible plants like fruits, herbs, and vegetables at any time of year. According to research, plants that are grown this way will actually grow faster than if they were grown outside in soil. This is possible because the nutrients that the plants need are dissolved in the water surrounding their roots, so when they’re ready to absorb their essential nutrients, they have easy access to it in the water around them. This makes large and quick-growing plants possible indoors.
Another difference you’ll notice with hydroponic gardens is that you won’t have the problem of dealing with pests such as caterpillars or moths that eat at your plants. There are many benefits to having a Hydroponic garden, especially the fact that a system like this actually requires less water than a traditional soil garden, but there are some technicalities you should be aware of before setting up your Hydroponic garden:
Costs of set-up
Potential vulnerability to power outages
Bacteria in the water can affect your plants quickly
Overall, Hydroponic gardens are great for those who may want to grow their own food, don’t have any outdoor space or a yard, have a small home, and/or want to grow their plants quickly. This nontraditional method will be sure to produce some great-tasting fruits and veggies for whatever you decide to cook up at home!