If you have been thinking about growing your own produce at home, but don’t have space for a big outdoor garden, a hydroponic garden is a great place to start.
While Aerogardens are a popular brand, they are by no means the only option available to you.
What is a Hydroponic Garden?
It might sound complicated, but a hydroponic is simply a type of garden that uses water and certain nutrients to help grow plants and food, instead of soil.
Therefore, it is ideal in indoor environments for anyone who doesn’t have a backyard to grow their plants.
There are a wide range of benefits to using a hydroponic garden, but here are some of the best ones:
Anyone can grow food and plants – You are no longer forced to have a house with a big yard just to grow vegetables and other plants.
Even if you live in a condo or apartment with no land whatsoever, you can still grow plants in your home.
It requires less space – In addition to not needing ground and soil to grow your plants, the hydroponic garden uses less space in general.
You are limited to how much you can grow with a hydroponic garden, but in return you don’t need as much space for growing what you want.
You conserve natural resources – Hydroponic gardens use much less natural resources, including less water than what outdoor plants require.
And of course, you are not using soil at all so you save that precious resource as well.
What You Can Grow
You can grow just about anything in a hydroponic garden, though there are some plants and foods that are easier for beginners to grow in this type of system.
Here are some to start with:
Fresh greens – Lettuce tends to be one of the first plants people grow in their indoor hydroponic gardens.
They are very easy to grow in general and tend to grow quickly indoors as opposed to in soil.
Herbs – Another great option is herbs, which you can use for cooking, as well as medicinal properties.
Some herbs to start with include basil, rosemary, chamomile, thyme, coriander, sage, and parsley.
Fruits – Yes, you can also grow fruit in your hydroponic garden!
Strawberries are a very popular choice to start with, along with other types of berries.
You can also grow larger fruits like cantaloupe or watermelon.
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