If you are new to hydroponic gardening, then you probably want to do some research on the various pros and cons of this type of non-traditional gardening before you actually invest in everything you’ll need to get your hydroponic garden started. If so, you’ve come to the right place because we at Garden Grove Hydro & Nursery Supply make it our priority to provide you with the most information possible in order to make you feel as prepared as possible when trying this new type of gardening.

 

The pros of hydroponic gardening

  • The yield of food you’re able to produce will be higher and of higher quality as well
  • You won’t need to use nearly as much water compared to the amount you would need for a traditional garden
  • A traditional garden is usually much larger and takes up a lot more space than a hydroponic garden
  • You won’t need to continue to purchase soil, mulch, or traditional fertilizers
  • A hydroponic garden can create its own micro-climate that will allow it to not be affected by outside climate conditions that not be the best for the garden
  • The garden will grow faster and will be much more predictable than a traditional garden

 

The cons of hydroponic gardening

  • The initial costs are high because there are a lot of tools and materials that are needed to get the garden going that you probably won’t already have around your house because a hydroponic garden is much different than a traditional garden in a lot of ways
  • The process can be unforgiving if you don’t follow instructions, best practices, and use the right tools and materials
  • Your hydroponic garden can be vulnerable to power outages
  • Hydroponic gardens typically require a lot more attention and maintenance than traditional gardens
  • Issues with your hydroponic garden can spread around to each of the plants in the garden quicker than they would in a traditional garden, such as waterborne diseases
  • Requires some kind of education or expertise in hydroponics

As you can now see, there is a lot to know and consider when you’re thinking about investing in and starting your own hydroponic garden. We encourage you to do your search before starting yours. If you have any further questions about our services or prices, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! We look forward to speaking with you so that we can answer all of your questions.