1. Space Savings
Hydroponics saves an incredible amount of space compared to traditional soil gardening. Usually, a plant’s roots need space to spread out through the soil. Not anymore! Instead, they are submerged in a bath of oxygenated nutrient solution.
2. Hydroponics Saves Water
Let’s think about how the average soil gardener waters their plants. Usually every few days they dump a good amount of water into their soil, ensuring good penetration into the soil so the roots can suck it up.
Sounds great, right?
3. No Weeding Necessary
One of the most common excuses I hear when someone tells me why they don’t want to garden is:
I don’t want to spend all of my time on my hands and knees weeding!
Easy solution. Switch to hydroponics. No soil, no weeds. Simple as that.
4. Less Pests and Diseases
Following that same logic, pests and diseases are drastically reduced in hydroponics. Soil is taken out of the picture and replaced with one of the common hydroponic growing media. Eliminating soil also eliminates a lot of the different soil borne diseases and pests that plague traditional gardening.
5. Double-Headed Time Savings
This is my favorite reason of all. Not only does growing hydroponically save you the time of weeding, pest control and watering, it also speeds up the growth of the plant.
6. Gives You EXTREME Control
All of the reasons above combine to form one uber-powerful mega reason why hydroponics (and all soilless growing, for that matter) absolutely dominates soil gardening.
What Are You Waiting For?
I’ve given you six reasons why you should at the very least supplement your soil garden with a hydroponic system. You don’t have to start big. If you’re stuck for ideas.