Facts of hydroponics farming

Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture, which is the growing of plants in a soil less medium, or an aquatic based environment. Hydroponic growing uses mineral nutrient solutions to feed the plants in water. Here are some facts on Hydroponics vs Traditional farming:

  • Up to 90% more efficient use of water.
  • Production increases 3 to 10 times in the same amount of space.
  • Many crops can be produced twice as fast in a well managed hydroponic system.
  • Decreasing the time between harvest and consumption increases the nutritional value of the vegetables.
  • Indoor farming in a climate controlled environment means farms can exist in places where weather and soil conditions are not favourable for traditional food production.
  • No chemical weed or pest control products are needed when operating a hydroponic system.
Growing Vegetables
Important of vegetable in our diet

Vegetables are an important source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants providing human health benefits. Regular intake of recommended amount of vegetables leads to sound health. Benefits such as; Improve immune system, heart, skin, eyes and brain health, lowering blood pressure, improve constipation and etc. On the opposite side, insufficient intake of quality vegetables causes several mineral deficiency disease symptoms, and quality of vegetables greatly depends on the production system and the handling procedures after harvest.