A Guide to Hydroponic Gardening
When you are thinking about hydroponic organic gardening, you’re probably thinking about... well, a certain plant that may or may not being grown for medicinal purposes. Think again. Hydroponic is an ancient organic gardening technique that’s been around for hundreds of years. In fact, the first known use of hydroponic was by the Aztecs, who used it to create a floating crop system. Only recently has it been so closely associated with a certain herbal medication.
Hydroponics is the method of organically growing plants without soil by providing all nutrients in the water supply. This is an organic farming system used by farmers who wish to produce their crops year-round despite severe environmental changes. As our Guide to Hydroponic Gardening shows, hydroponic gardening is an innovative organic growing technique that yields amazing results. It’s even being uses by NASA to see if humans can grow soilless crops on Mars!
The benefits of hydroponic indoor growing:
- Resistance to weeds, insects and pesticides
- The growth rate is much faster and more robust during times of climate change
- More eco-friendly
- Hydroponic organic vegetables are 150% more nutritious than ones grown in dirt. Some of the downsides are that hydroponics can be expensive to maintain and require more attention that plants grown in soil.