Do you know about HYDROPONICS?
February 6, 2007 8:24pm CST
This is particularly the growing of high-value leafy and fruit vegetables in a soiless growing system whereby the plants derive their sustenance from a liquid formulation of plants foods. Ans among those who are responsible for popularizing this system are Mr. Pete Bersamin and Mr. Rudy Salcedo who have develop a system that is very affordable even to ordinary households. Their system is ideal for hobbyists who have very limited space in their yards and who want to produce their own vegetables. Of course, their system can also be used in an honest-to goodness business proposition whereby the investor produces vegetables for some special market, like fast food chains with salad bars, for instance, or some upscales hotels and restaurants.Growing high-value vegetables the hydroponics way has its own special advantages.Since the growing medium does not use soil, the plants are very clean. Destructive micro-organisms don't proliferate as much as they do in a soil medium.Since the hydroponics system can be enclosed with a net, there is no need to use insecticides to control pests. Production throughtout the year, rain and shine,snow is also possible because the growing at=rea can be under a protective roof. So what can you say about hydroponics? Is it good and beneficial to us or not ? Make your comment.