Growing your own food using hydroponics has drawn a lot of interest in the last few years and the popularity of this trend exploded in these days of the pandemic. The main advantages of growing your own food hydroponically are that it is a clean and cost-effective method that provides food to you and eliminates your dependency on the supply chain. Growing your own vegetables also ensures they are part of your diet. Hydroponic growth is versatile, can be setup almost anywhere, easy to use and flexible, allowing growers both indoors and outdoors setups. It is also environmentally friendly method that allows the plants to grow faster while providing a higher yield. Starting your own hydroponic garden is easy, whether you use a starter kit or you build the setup yourself, with biggest challenge often being the decision about what and how much to grow.
- Hydroponics are easy to set up, and growing your own food at home is always a good idea.
- To start your own hydroponic garden, you should first see what space you have available and do some research.
- You should keep in mind how much food you want to produce, and aim for too much to begin with.
“After setup, the maintenance costs on a good hydroponic system can be rather low. Fertilizer would be your biggest expense, but after that, you only need some electricity for a pump, some fresh water and possibly a light source.”