Month: April 2013

S/CEA vs. Traditional Agriculture

A Hydroponic growing system requires lower labor costs, lower investment, and lower risk than traditional farming methods. Yet it offers higher productivity, higher return on investment, and higher net income! Major advantages of S/CEA include: freedom to schedule crops for…

Hydroponics – What It Is And What It Is Not

Growing Hydroponically completely eliminates the need for soil and its micro-organisms. This has resulted in better crop quality, higher growth rates and much healthier produce, all without soil erosion or water supply contamination. The fertilizers used in hydroponics are much more…

History Of Hydroponics

 Hydroponics may be defined as the science of growing plants in soilless, inert media, to which is added a water-soluble nutrient containing all the essential elements needed by the plant for optimum growth and development.  The term “hydroponics” was derived from…

What is Hydroponics?

Hydroponics (also known as Soil-less Environmentally Controlled Agriculture or SECA) is the cultivation of plants using nutrient solutions rather than dirt.  The word comes from the Greek hydro meaning “water” and ponos meaning “labor.”  Although the term has been in use only since…

Another Reason Fresh Produce Is Best

It’s no secret that fresh, homegrown vegetables are some of the healthiest foods you can eat. And it’s not just the vitamins and minerals. Nutritionists also point out that they contain enzymes and dietary phytochemicals, which are vital for vibrant…