What are the benefits of hydroponics?

By Millie Traynor

Less Space Needed

Grow more food in half the space, because there is no soil required, they can be put almost anywhere. The possibilities are endless! Hydroponic plants require less space than soil grown plants and the roots do not have to spread out within soil to explore for nutrients and water.

Water and nutrients are delivered to the roots directly, either intermittently or constantly, depending on the hydroponic system. Roots are denser and can grow closer together. With less space needed, growers can produce significantly higher yields- with less groundwork.


Greater Yields

Hydroponic systems grow nutrient-dense produce in larger quantities When making use of hydroponic farmingyour plants will grow to be healthier than they would be when grown in soil.  Plants can use their own energy for the sole purpose of growing. If growing indoors you can grow throughout every season of the year, which assists to increase yields.


Less Water

Hydroponic systems use about 99% less water than traditional farming. This is because there is no water absent to the soil, no water lost to evaporation, and the water in the system is recycled over and over. Meaning that hydroponic growing can be grown in severe drought conditions with little to no disruption. 


No Soil Needed

Soil-less gardening has become extremely popular worldwide. it allows year-round growing in most situations, but it also allows the grower complete control over nearly every aspect of the growth process. In order to produce greater, healthier, more productive plants. Commercial gardeners use it to grow tastier, more consistent crops.


Climate Control

Temperature, light intensity, duration, and composition of air is adjustable all-in accordance with what is required for optimal growth, which creates an avenue to grow produce regardless of seasons, meaning farmers can maximize production all year round, and consumers can access products when desired.


Greater Control Over pH

PH levels is a crucial part of cultivation which ensures your plants can access appropriate quantities of the nutrients they require for healthy growth.

Unlike growing plants in soil, vital minerals for growth are fully contained in the growing solution. The pH of this can be adjusted easily and measured accurately to ensure that an optimal pH is always maintained.

Ensuring optimal pH will enhance a plant’s ability to take in necessary minerals. If PH levels differ too much, plants lose the ability to absorb nutrients. Some plants thrive in slightly acidic growth environments, pH levels normally range from 5.5 -7.


No Weeds, Pests, or Disease

Weeds are time consuming to get rid of and can impact the growth of the plants you are growing. With hydroponics, that is no longer an issue. Similarly, soil-borne pests are not a problem.

With the soil free environment most hydroponic growing systems do not require pesticides, which enables a healthy option for human consumption and prevents the issues that pesticides can cause to the environment. Get rid of the pests today.


Hydroponics Is Less Labour Intensive

The labour involved in growing plants is greatly reduced. Which frees up time to focus on other activities, rather than tilling, hoeing, ploughing etc.. It can also decrease the running costs over time, however this depends on the system.


Weather Is Not A Issue

Whether using a simple hydroponic system to grow lettuce, tomatoes or running a commercial hydroponic farm, you can eliminate a major cause of uncertainty in the growing of plants. All the water and nutrients required are provided manually, eliminating the uncertainty that comes with unpredictable weather. Sunlight does not have to be a concern, as artificial grow lights can replace sunlight. The use of artificial grow lights can enable you to grow plants throughout the year.


Healthy home-grown food?

When vegetables receive the nutrients, they required to grow to their full potential, hydroponics can produce food just as nourishing as grown in soil.

The mineral content of plants can vary depending on nutrients used. You can add what is needed, whether calcium , zinc, iron, or magnesium.The capacity to regulate nutrient concentration in this way creates a reach to grow nutritionally superior plants.

There are diverse external variables to consider, regardless of growing method, including time of year harvested, how long after harvesting crops consume, and how crops are treated. Nutrient content varies depending on these factors bottom line being hydroponic growth can produce healthy veggies or fruit.


Fewer Chemicals

While hydroponic systems don’t eliminate pest issues,it does decline the potential of this happening, resulting in less need for pesticides, because hydroponic systems are mostly indoors, pests can’t invade your plants easily, so pesticides aren’t necessary.


Nutrient Control

Hydroponic systems feed plants a nutrient solution combined with water, allowing the grower greater control over what nutrients their crops absorb.

Cultivar grown in soil may need the help of fertilizers to survive. However, in hydroponics, the plants are already getting the help they need and the correct amount.

Ensure the right measurements and the crops will have everything they need to survive just from their water.


Faster Growth

Plants grown in hydroponic systems grow 30% to 50% faster than those grown in soil.

Crops grow faster in hydroponic farming as they receive an supreme amount of nutrients, if grown indoors, there is less environmentally induced stress -like weather and pests.

Some species are faster than others. For example, leafy greens like lettuce and fruits like tomatoes tend to grow faster in hydroponic systems.



A great way to spend quality family time together while having the satisfaction of growing your own food, enjoying the enhanced flavour and saving money. Many are using the benefits of growing their own food. Protecting and sustaining our fragile planet is one that will continue to grow in the future.

Not only are individuals growing their own food, but restaurants and some grocery stores have implemented their own gardening centres to offer fresh, local produce to their customers.

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