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Hope you are all good..
Today I would like to share a new concept with you all. If you have heard about this, do share your knowledge with us 🙂
Have you all heard about Hydroponic Farming? Is it new to you?
Then let’s find out what it actually is.. I came across this new way of farming few days back. And people are engaging themselves into these kind of farming.
This process can even be followed by common people like us with a good knowledge on it. There are many YouTube video tutorials of how people have started this kind of farming. This kind of farming may replace soil based agriculture in the near future. So let’s see what is it and how it works.
What is Hydroponic Farming?
Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture, the method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. Terrestrial plants may be grown with only their roots exposed to the mineral solution, or the roots may be supported by an inert medium, such as perlite or gravel. The nutrients in hydroponics can come from an array of different sources; these can include but are not limited to byproduct from fish waste, duck manure, or commercial fertilisers.
There are two main variations for each medium, sub-irrigation and top irrigation. For all techniques, most hydroponic reservoirs are now built of plastic, but other materials have been used including concrete, glass, metal, vegetable solids, and wood. The containers should exclude light to prevent algae and fungal growth in the nutrient solution.
The complete hydroponic growing kit for darwin penta is available in many sites like http://www.futurefarms.store, amazon etc.
Trainings are also provided for those who plan to choose their career in hydroponic farming.
Sounds interesting!!! Isn’t it??
But there might be one question in your mind.
Why to use a hydroponic system?
Are you wondering why to use hydroponic system when we can just do our farming in our backyard? Why there is any need to use this kind of farming?
Well there are many reasons why it has come up. We’ll see the reason here.
The reason is that there are some places in the world where traditional agriculture is not possible mainly in densely populated countries where there are very few or no farmlands. Another most important thing is that it can help the environment in many ways. It requires only 10% of water that the soil based agriculture requires. The water and the nutrient solutions can be recycled in hydroponics. Very less or no pesticides are required so no chemicals are released to air. Moreover the plants that grow here are clean and fresh.
To set up the hydroponic farming requires a huge amount of money but again that is less as compared to soil based agriculture. We are getting many benefits from this kind of farming so even if the set up cost is more, there will always be fruitful outcomes.
Hope you all have liked this new concept of farming 🙂