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5 Reasons You Should Start a Hydroponic Garden ...

By Aprille

Since scientists found out that dirt isn’t required for plants to grow, but only the nutrients in the soil, hydroponics has become even more popular. Plants are able to grow in coconut husk, gravel, perlite, mineral wool, and many other types of inert mediums. Below, I’ve listed 5 reasons you should start a hydroponic garden. You’ll be absolutely amazed at how much you can grow!

5 No Weeds to Pull

The idea of pulling weeds regularly is part of gardening that turns many people off before they can even start. Without the use of soil, there aren’t going to be any weeds that sprout up. This is a huge time saver.

4 Less Pests

Most bugs live in the soil. Since this aspect of gardening has been removed, hydroponic plants will have little to no pests. There are occasional airborne bugs that can still affect plants, but most do crawl out of the soil. Fungus that affects plants does come from spores in the soil, which means that hydroponic plants don’t have to deal with that at all.

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3 Space Saver

Hydroponic plants can be grown in small containers that take up very little space. There’s no need to till an entire acre for your garden. The racks for hydroponics can be stacked above one another as well, so long as there’s still room for lights to hang above the plants.

2 Can Grow Anywhere

These can be grown inside an apartment, a basement, or just about anywhere. As long as there is light for the plants, there’s no limit to where the hydroponic garden can be set up.

1 Less Mess

Without the need for hoes, rakes, gloves, dirt, and other materials that come into contact with soil, there will be a lot less mess. You might accidentally spill the medium that plants grow in, but this is easily cleaned up with a broom and dustpan.

Technology has come a long way. Did you ever think that we would be able to grow plants without soil? Have you tried hydroponic gardening yet? Please share any hydroponic experience you’ve had and if you have additional reasons for starting a hydroponic garden.

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