Hydroponic farming has certain inherent advantages. Plants grown hydroponically will mature on average 25% faster and deliver up to 30% greater yield than plants grown in soil. Creating the conditions necessary for such an increase in plant efficiency requires very close monitoring of the growing environment.
Long gone are the days of having to rely solely on Mother Nature for a plentiful harvest. You can even ditch the dirt and grow hydroponically using a nutrient solution and soil-less medium of your choice such as rockwool, perlite, coco coir, etc. It’s a method that has been around for thousands of years, proven to increase yield and the growth rate by up to 50 percent!
Thinking about ditching the mess and trading those bags of soil for a hydroponic system? You may be on to something, but before you make the switch, get a grasp of the advantages and disadvantages of the growing medium before picking out the right hydro system for your operation.