As the world's population continues to grow and land becomes more scarce, the need to cultivate healthy, food-bearing plants in small spaces grows in importance. A new type of gardening called "hydroponics" is rapidly gaining in popularity. Hydroponics is defined as the process of growing plants in a nutrient-rich solution instead of soil. Instead of planting seeds in the ground, plants are placed in a growing medium, such as perlite, gravel, or rockwool. This medium allows water and oxygen direct access to the plant's roots. Nutrient-enriched water is then added so that the plant has a constant supply of nutrition to draw from. Because the plants have direct access to all the necessary nutrients and do not have to expend the same amount of energy as they would if they were planted in soil, hydroponically grown plants grow larger, better tasting produce much faster than traditional gardens.
Another benefit of hydroponic gardening is that over time it becomes much more cost-effective than traditional gardening. However, it is vital to make sure you have the right equipment to ensure that your hydroponic system is efficient and reliable. Fresh Water Systems offers a wide range of products to help get your hydroponic garden up on its feet. Whether you have a commercial hydroponic greenhouse or are just trying to start your home garden, Fresh Water Systems has the products and expertise you need to make your garden a success.
Why Choose Hydroponics over Traditional Gardening?
|Less water usage||Hydroponic gardens use up to 2/3 less water than traditional gardens|
|Saves on space||Hydroponic gardens are extremely space-efficient and can be used in a small apartment or dorm room|
|Ability to grow year round||Hydroponically grown plants do not rely on seasons or weather to help them grow|
|Complete environmental control||Gardeners can create perfect environments for maximum plant growth|
|Greater yields||Control and consistency of the plants environment ensures that yields will be larger than that of a traditional garden|
|Better produce||The nutrient solution ensures that plants receive everything they need in order to create better tasting and more nutritious produce|
|Ability to grow indoors||Plants can be grown indoors, which virtually eliminates the need for pesticides and weeding|
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