Hydroponic gardening is a form of agriculture where plants grow in nutrient-enriched water, rather than in soil. It’s the perfect method for growing the cleanest, healthiest plants and foods and what’s even better is that it can make gardening more accessible, and lower maintenance.
There are so many benefits to growing with hydroponics, so let’s dig in to our top five.
Great for small spaces
As living spaces get smaller, hydroponic gardening systems make the perfect alternative to large outdoor gardens. They require very little square footage and home systems are easy to set up and move around. Plus, growing hydroponically can produce a much larger yield than soil based growing systems.
Growing hydroponically means there’s no soil, and therefore no weeds, which also means there’s no need to use harmful herbicides that can compromise the health of your plants. Hydroponic plants are generally healthier and more pest resistant too, because of the controlled environment.
Fewer pests means fewer pesticides are needed, which much like herbicides, can compromise the health of your plants. Though hydroponic plants are not completely free from potential pests, growers can more easily control them without harmful pesticides.
Less water usage
In hydroponic gardening, water is supplied through a recirculating system, therefore using much less water than traditional soil based growing systems where plants must be continually re-watered.
Hydroponic growing systems are controlled environments where the gardener is in control of the growing conditions they create for their plants. Artificial lights take place of the sun’s natural light, and fans or venting systems provide air circulation to allow for photosynthesis.
Here at Reiziger, we have the nutrient-rich formulas to take your hydroponic gardening to the next level. Let us help you grow and create the healthiest, most beautiful and abundant plants, herbs, fruits and vegetables.