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Aquaponic & Hydroponic

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  • Aquaponic & Hydroponic

    Hydroponics is a method of growing plants, without soil, that has been utilized for thousands of years. It may seem contradictory to grow plants without any soil, but hydroponics is an intricate system that works better than the traditional method of growing plants in soil.

    Aquaponics is another innovative system of growing plants without any soil to support their root systems but is slightly different than hydroponics. Aquaponics is the combination of growing plants hydroponically and the practice of aquaculture (raising fish).


    Most hydroponics and aquaponics setups are housed indoors, protected from the climate and have supplemental lights for growing. Because of this, it’s possible to grow plants for much longer than the season permits outside.

    Plants grown indoors have a much lower incidence of pest and weed pressure. This lower pressure is a direct result of a contained system that can’t be infested due to the wind, soil transfer, migration of pests, etc.

    Plants grown in soilless systems grow on average 30-50% faster than those sown directly into the soil. The thought behind the faster growth is due to the extra oxygen available to the roots in an aquatic solution.

    This is partly from the careful monitoring of nutrients in the aquatic solutions, guaranteeing plants are receiving optimal levels of food but also the decreased disease and insect pressure, and the more finely tuned growing conditions.

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