Hydroponics refers to growing plants in water. its typically also associated with LED grow lights, hydroponic nutrients, and growing mediums.
What are the benefits of growing hydroponically?
There are a range of awesome reasons why you should be growing food and plants hydroponically:
Reduced water consumption
Most of the water that gets consumed by plants grown conventionally in gardens or farms is lost to evaporation and filtration through the ground. By growing plants in a self-contained vessel as we do with hydroponics, we eliminate pointless water loss, meaning your plants can grow to their full potential without having an unnecessarily large water consumption. The reduction is so great that with our products we can use 90% less water. In some commercial farms, they even use up to 99% less water!
Grow plants faster
Access to a dissolved solution of nutrients, the stability of indoor conditions, full spectrum LED grow lights, and a consistent watering cycle mean that your plants will grow faster than those grown outdoors in soil. This also often corresponds to higher yields - meaning you get the best bang for your buck.
By providing plants with everything they need to grow (hydroponic nutrients, LED grow lights, a growing medium substrate), plants are able to be grown indoors! This means you don't need to use pesticides, you don't need to set up netting, you don't need a greenhouse to warm up your plants, and you have the benefit of having fresh herbs right in the comfort of your own home!
That's everything on the benefits of hydroponics. If you wan't to learn more, check out the rest of our series: