Hydroponic gardening is the wave of the future. It’s an alternative to conventional food production, which contributes to pollution and deforestation and the excessive consumption of freshwater supplies.
Discover how to create the ideal hydroponic garden, regardless of your locale, level of expertise, or budget. Hydroponic systems can be used year-round, indoors or outdoors, and are perfect for small-scale rooftop gardens or urban greenhouses.
Compared to soil-based gardening, hydroponic farming enables you to
- grow top-quality food at a faster rate, using less space and for a fraction of the cost;
- garner crop yields that are five to ten times greater;
- utilize vertical space for food production;
- use 90% less water and reduce the amount of nutrients plants need.
You’ll learn about an array of available systems, seed selection, plant requirements, and the care and maintenance of your growing environment. For the more technically minded, instructions are provided for how to automate virtually every aspect of hydroponic gardening to help minimize time and effort through the use of commercial and homemade equipment.
Whether you’re a home gardener or are planning a large-scale operation, this guide will help you set up a customized system that’s precisely tailored to your needs.