A lot of people have heard of hydroponics but getting into might spark your curiosity to know the history. Soil-less gardening experiments started around 1950. While growing without soil seems like a disadvantage, hydroponic planting actually shows an accelerated rate of growth hovering around forty percent. This is because the nutrients are fed directly into the roots of the plants and take very little energy for the plant. The result ends up needing less water and is better for the environment.
- Amazingly enough, people have been using hydroponic ideas in gardening for thousands of years.
- Points in favor of hydroponics include faster growth and higher yield with its techniques.
- Read on for more information about tools needed for hydroponics and their history.
“Hydroponic gardening uses considerably less water than soil gardening, because of the constant reuse the nutrient solutions. Due to a lack of necessity, fewer pesticides are used on hydroponic crops. Since hydroponic gardening systems use no topsoil, topsoil erosion isn’t even an issue.”