With most of the UK’s major cities now being home to at least one hydroponic store, it is no wonder that the UK has seen a huge increase of hydroponic growers, with more and more people realising the wonderful benefits of hydroponic growing methods and reaping them completely. Hydroponic growing is a growing method that does not require soil, and instead plants receive everything that they need through water and nutrient based solutions.
Hydroponic growing allows for gardeners to relax, no longer having to worry about weeding, soil borne diseases and more. It can also provide people with the healthiest fruits and vegetables available and a hobby for all to enjoy. What is not to love? Keep on reading to discover a whole list of the benefits of growing hydroponically…
Advantages of Hydroponic Growing
Using hydroponic systems plants can be grown anywhere even indoors as long as their individual needs and requirements are met
Hydroponic growing can save water – it only uses about 1/20th of the water which is used in traditional growing, this is because the only water lost is through evaporation and nutrient solution changes
Any plants can be grown using hydroponic set ups all year round – even plants that would otherwise only be able to grow in certain seasons. This is because hydroponic growing allows for the perfect growing conditions to be created
When growing plants hydroponically, plants often grow much quicker, sometimes growing twice as fast
People can grow hydroponically in the comfort of their own home meaning that they do not even have to have gardens or any kind of outdoor space
Hydroponic growing can provide a great hobby for people of all ages and abilities, with many children and disabled people loving to grow in this way as they can’t grow easily using traditional methods
When growing hydroponically less chemicals have to be used such as pesticides, therefore fruits are much healthier and cleaner for us to eat
Plants can grow larger than ever before when grown hydroponically
These are only some of the benefits of growing hydroponically too – Everyone has their own favourite things that they love the most about the growing method. If you are a hydroponic grower, we would love for you to share your story with us and everyone else, so even more people can learn just how amazing hydroponics is.