By: Kennedy Baker
6 PLANTS I CAN GROW WITH MY HYDROPONICS SYSTEM.
Do you live in a condo or high-rise apartment? No piece of earth to call your own? Not even a patio? Then hydroponics is the answer for you! Fresh, tasty veggies or culinary or medicinal herbs from your spare bedroom... or even a closet.
If you're confined to a wheelchair, hydroponics is the perfect way for you to enjoy a garden. The planting beds are traditionally placed at just the right height for easy access. What a superb and satisfying hobby (or even vocation) this would be for you!
Putting together a hydroponic system isn’t cheap.
Constant supervision is required.
Hydroponic systems are vulnerable to power outages. In the event of a power outage that outlasts your generators you will be manually watering your garden.
Micro-organisms that are water-based can creep in rather easily.
Growing a hydroponic garden demands technical expertise.
Production is limited compared to field conditions
If a disease appears all plants in the container will be affected.
Without soil to serve as a buffer if the system fails plant death will occur rapidly.