Hydroponics is a method of growing plants that is currently very popular in today's society. This planting method uses the working principle of planting using a medium other than soil and sufficient nutrients to get the plants to the plant roots with AB Mix nutrient solution.
Some plants, such as vegetables, fruits, and ornamental plants, are very suitable for growing in hydroponics. Growing using hydroponic methods has several advantages over conventional planting using soil growing media.
Here are three advantages of hydroponics that you can consider when choosing this farming method over the traditional method.
1. Hydroponics knows no weather or location.
The current weather anomaly makes it difficult to predict the weather conditions in the next few days. Sometimes we often encounter periods when, instead of drought, there should be rain without the slightest rain. This makes it difficult for us to determine the correct time to plant plants, especially vegetables.
Not only is the current weather condition an issue, but rice fields are also shrinking in this modern era due to the conversion of rice fields into residences and office buildings. This problem is very common in urban areas dominated by skyscrapers. This is certainly a serious problem that can be posed in view of the rapidly shrinking land.
For those of you who want to start a garden but are limited by the two conditions above, hydroponics may be the best solution. Hydroponics can be installed on a roof or even in a narrow house, as the installation does not require much space. The key to growing with hydroponics lies in supplying the plants with nutrients and sufficient sunlight.
This hydroponic method requires absolutely no soil to grow, but replaces existing soil work with an AB mix nutrient solution to meet the required nutrients. You can modify an existing installation to use a screen house or greenhouse so it can be used any time of the year.
2. Clean and free from OPT (vegetable insects)
This screen house or greenhouse is not only used to protect against excessive sunlight and unseasonal rain, but can also be used as a barrier to insect entry and plant damage.
What's more, this hydroponics does not use soil as a growing medium, which will reduce the chances of plants being attacked by organisms in the soil. Using planting materials other than soil, such as husks, gravel, and mineral wool, will be cleaner than traditional methods.
3. Better quality, so the selling price is higher
Plants grown using hydroponics are healthier and higher quality than plants grown using traditional methods. This good quality is not only beneficial for health, but also capable of increasing the selling price of cultivated plants.
Compared with ordinary plants, these hydroponic plants can be sold for 2-3 times more than ordinary plants, so the profit will be even higher.
These are the three main benefits you can get from using hydroponic methods. Let's create a fresh vegetable garden at home and expand business opportunities with hydroponics.