Hydroponic gardeners for your house from big to small reap the advantages of this growing method while helping keep the environment clean.
In traditional gardening, damaging chemicals and pesticides leave much to be desired by Earth-friendly gardeners. There must be a better way of growing plants that can change with the needs of the planet and economy. Hydroponic gardening is enjoying a growing acceptance and has been embraced by individuals and large farms alike. Many people have joined the green movement by starting a hydroponic garden.
Economically Sound & Environmentally Sustainable
The Environmental Protection agency has stated that hydroponic gardening is environmentally friendly, which is great news to all out there that share a concern for our environment. Crop rotation is quite simple in hydroponic gardening which is yet another benefit in addition to the various economic and environmental benefits. When market conditions and seasonal changes mandate, a hydroponic gardener can change over crops easily to allow for increased production.
Solar Powered Hydroponics
If reducing water consumption and increasing yields isn’t enough for you, make a larger impact by using solar powered hydroponic systems. Usually, the only electric items in your system are the grow light and water pump. Water pumps are readily available with solar cells attached.
Alternatively, you can make a homemade solar cell capable of running the pump and your grow lights to further reduce your carbon footprint. For those wanting to go all-out, you can install a whole home solar unit capable of running all the electrical appliances in your home and, perhaps, allowing you to resell excess electricity back to the electric company.
Is Hydroponic Gardening Your Only Option?
For many who live in the city, there is has been no option, historically, for you to grow a garden. With hydroponic gardening, it is now possible. Even if you have very little land on which to grow, hydroponic gardens offer increased yield and productivity over traditional gardening.
Hydroponic gardening has been criticized – perhaps rightly so – for the use of inorganic nutrients and the use of high intensity grow lighting. However, with the growing availability of organic hydroponic nutrients and super-efficient LED grow lights, both of which have the potential to increase yields and productivity, these concerns are no longer an issue.