Are Hydroponic Growing Methods Bad For The Environment?


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E Jacobson Profile
E Jacobson answered
Basically hydroponically grown means that the plant has not been grown in soil or compost, as we would normally expect with plants. It has, however, been grown with its roots suspended in water, with essential plant foods dissolved into it.
For a plant to grow all it needs is water, air, light and nutirents such as potassium, phosphorous and nitrogen. Usually the plant gets these from the soil, but they can get it from water with added nutrients.
Gardeners say that hydroculture is very precise because it means that you add the nutirents to the plants, so you know exactly how much of a given nutrient they have had. With soil, even if it is tested, it can be quite difficult to know how much of a nutrient a plant is getting.
They also indicate that the risk of disease is minimised since disease can often be transmitted by soil. But ultimately, many gardeners still like to feel the soil between their fingers, so it is not a widespread practice.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Hydroponics gardening in which the plants are grown without any soil. The nutrients
that are required for the plants to grow are supplied in a solution.
The plants get the essential ingredients for growth and thus flourish and nourish. Hydroponics has given plant agriculture a whole new perspective and is giving the
technology for a new innovation to feed the ever growing population of
world. Even a person who does not hold much interest in cultivation
would be enthralled by this concept.
In hydroponics, the nutrients are distributed to the plant by an aqueous solution in
place of the soil. This art of rising plants with no use of soil helps
us to cultivate an assortment of plant is whichever type of weather or
climate irrespective of the geographical location.
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Karl Sagan answered

Growing plants hydroponically reduces the pollution of the natural environment, so it's beneficial for our planet, but it's used mostly in extreme climates. As I know, this technique is common in cannabis plant growth due to its high quality - free of diseases and parasites. Anyway, I prefer ordering CBD oil on this page, and I don't care about the technique as long as the quality is the highest on the market.

Shelagh Young Profile
Shelagh Young answered
Growing plants hydroponically means growing them in nutrient enriched water rather than soil. Large scale hydroponics systems will pump the water to circulate it and may depend on the use of daylight simulating growing lights to extend the growing season. The use of greenhouses and polytunnels for hydroponics systems is considered a visual blight by many people. Therefore in terms of energy use and visual impact, hydroponic growing does seem to have a negative impact on the environment. At the same time the efficient use of water in hydroponics (conventionally grown plants usually only take up around 10% of any water supplied through irrigation) helps combat the environmental impact of extreme water shortages. Crops grown this way do not contribute to the pollution of the natural environment by fertilizer run-off and high yields also mean less land is required for hydroponically grown crops. The technique has helped growers make a living in extreme climates as well as enabling less scrupulous individuals to grow a great deal of cannabis illegally in ordinary looking houses. The social and environmental impact of hydropincs is definitely mixed.
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Mr. Hydro answered
It basically means growing your plants in an inert medium. That is, using a medium which doesn't provide or take away from your plants. Some systems are considered to be a form of Hydroponics when it fact they might not be. Many people also believe using peat moss is growing with soil when in fact it is soil-less growing.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
In many cases the nutrients and fertilizer used are not natural. So in many ways the food is not as healthy as organic. If the amount of nutrients and fertilizers are measure wrong, the end result can even be unhealthy.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It does waste water which we don't need right now.

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