Hydroponic Gardening…just the mention of the words get us excited. Why? Because hydroponic gardening allows you to take control of your life growing fresh, healthy produce year round with relative ease in the comfort of your home, without the hassles and high prices of grocery stores and farmers markets…putting the power of self-sufficiency and sustainability in your hands. That said, let’s dispel a few common myths surrounding hydroponic gardening for the hydroponic naysayers and those of you who don’t know the joys of hydroponic gardening.
Hydroponic gardening is a new technology.
The truth is hydroponic gardening dates back to the dawn of civilization…the Egyptians, the Incas, the Aztecs, and the ancient Babylonians all practiced hydroponic gardening. But, the science of hydroponics began around the 1600’s when Flemish scientist Jan van Helmont and English scientist Francis Bacon began conducting experiments to discover plant constituents. Download The History of Hydroponics Timeline.
Hydroponic gardening is hard to learn.
Basic hydroponic gardening can be taught to anyone with little to no experience with hydroponics in a relatively short amount of time and minimal effort. Build a simple and easy-to-operate hydroponic garden in less than 30 minutes.
Hydroponic gardening is an expensive hobby.
It depends…the equipment and products required to start a hydroponic garden can cost more than a traditional garden depending on the size and complexity of the hydroponic garden you decide to build. The fact is the simplest and oldest hydroponic garden can cost you as little $40 to setup.
Hydroponic gardening is a useless hobby.
Hydroponic gardening is used extensively throughout the world. In fact, hydroponic gardening is used in areas of the world where climate and soil are extremely poor and cannot support large scale crop production…British Columbia reports 90% of all it’s greenhouses are hydroponic greenhouses.
Hydroponic lovers, share some hydroponics with your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors and let’s change the way the world eats and sees hydroponics.