There is no doubting that you will have heard of farming. But when you think of farming, I’m betting that you straight away think of traditional farming methods and not hydroponic farming. You might be shocked to discover that hydroponic growing has in fact been being used since the 1600s and also that by many it is a much preferred method of farming because it allows for people to grow vast quantities of produce without the environmental dangers in which come alongside traditional farming. It has also come to our attention that the only thing putting some people off growing hydroponically, is that they believe it is unnatural – which is not the case at all, so this should not put anyone off. Although hydroponic growing utilises equipment such as grow tents and grow lights it is 100% viable and healthy and in the majority of cases able to produce the most nutritional produce.
Hydroponic systems present the absolute perfect solution for those looking to grow produce without harming the environment – something that many people in today’s age, especially millennials, are incredibly passionate about. When growing in this way plants are grown using water and nutrient rich solutions which are specifically designed for this growing method and they no longer require soil, fertiliser or deforestation. This is great for the environment as it frees up more space for growing trees but- as the method requires little space. Another advantage not to forget is that hydroponic growing can be conducted indoors, which is be especially great for urban areas and for those with minimal space, such as those in high-rise flats.
When it comes to growing produce on a personal level, more and more people are taking up the hobby – realising and reaping the many advantages wholly. One of the ultimate benefits is that plants are able to grow up to 50% faster in much less space, due to extra oxygen being provided and ideal growing temperatures being created and more. Not only that but it can be extremely rewarding too – enabling people to grow and enjoy their own produce, while leaving their friends in disbelief.
If after reading this, you are now considering growing hydroponically, whether it be on a small or large scale – we advise that you go ahead. Don’t forget to let us know how it goes for you though – and share your pictures here for all to see.