Hydroponics-The art of soilless farming
With the turn of 21st century, technology has taken over most of the spheres of our lives. From waking up, to travelling, having food, talking over phone, to sleeping, each and every aspect has been touched by advanced science. One of the revolutionary turns took place when technology allowed individuals to grow their own food within the periphery of their home space. Thus, home farming came into being. The fresh-nutritious results are what the new generation strive for while looking for a meal. For the upcoming generation, it is about how healthy the meal is. Junk food are a choice of the past.
Various environmental challenges have risen over the last few years. Right from global warming to the pollution of soil, water and air, has been a contribution of mankind. Shortage of food and water is abundant. While talking about growing food, the primary problem of the vegetables or greens, available in the market are produced using pesticides to fulfill high demands. Organic farming comprises of cultivation of plants and rearing of animals using natural and biological substances, bereft of synthetic additions. Yet, organic farming, unable to meet the higher demand of the market falls behind in terms of farming. Thus, Home farming is the key when it comes to hassle-free, non-toxic and eco-friendly farming.
As You Grow, So Shall You Eat
Advantages of Growing Your Own FoodKitchen Gardening has its own benefits.
- Ensures Fresh home-grown food, from the farm to the kitchen table.
- No pesticides or insecticides are used.
- Ensures optimum utilization of minimum space.
- It is cost-effective.
- Also, the vegetables that are bought from the market are plucked early and artificially ripened in order to sell, whereas with kitchen gardening you get to decide when to harvest.
The Hydroponics system comprises different types of plants, that can be grown within the system. The lighting differs with the kind of plants we choose to grow. Not all plants survive or need a high amount of sunlight during the day, some grow in a lesser period of daylight. An electronic timer is essential when it comes to plants in a hydroponics system as different types of plants are grown in one hydroponics system. The garden is maintained properly due to the ability to regulate the necessity of light.