Hydroponics 101

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Hydroponic comes from the Greek words hydro, meaning water, and ponos, meaning labor. For thousands of years, people have used hydroponics because of the higher yields and benefits it offers over traditional gardening. A hydroponic gardening or as we call it, a hydrogarden is a garden that is grown using hydroponic gardening methods and its benefits are plentiful to the environment and to your health.

The hydroponic gardening method was first mentioned in 1627 in a book called Sylva Sylvarum by Francis Bacon. Prior to that, it is believed that the famous hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Floating Gardens of China were the earliest forms of hydroponics.

The use of hydroponic gardening eliminates soil and uses only water enriched with nutrients and a growing medium to grow plants.  By eliminating soil, the nutrients get pumped directly into the plants and reduces excess water usage. Hydroponic gardening  also eliminates root competition, treating  plants to a constant flow of nutrients. This allows them to focus their energy on faster growth, bigger yields and more flavorful produce.

Growing a hydrogarden is an excellent choice for experienced gardeners and beginners that are seeking higher yields, simple maintenance and great tasting nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables.