It’s possible that someone has talked to you about what hydroponics are. While hydroponics has been around for a while, it only started to pick up steam recently. Hydroponic plants are grown without using any soil. Instead, they are grown in other substances like sand and gravel and have nutrients added to them. Hydroponic systems feed their plants directly so that they get the most nutrients. It’s for this reason, and many others, that hydroponic plants are becoming more popular. Here are some of the reasons hydroponics is becoming more appealing.
Less Water Used
This is useful for attracting customers who are concerned about the environment. Using soil to grow crops results in a lot of the water getting wasted because the soil absorbs the water before reaching the crops. Not only does water reach plants more efficiently using hydroponics, but it is also reused to ensure the water never goes to waste. Since water reaches plants more efficiently, they grow up more quickly and healthily.
Hydroponics Aren’t as Contaminated
You don’t want to sell people dirty crops. When selling plants grown in soil, the crops are more likely to be dirty because of the various pests and diseases found in the soil. Since hydroponics take soil out of the equation, you’re left with less contaminated plants. This means your customers receive cleaner food.
Hydroponics Can be Harvested All Year Long
Unlike soil farming, you can harvest crops all year using hydroponics. Because of this, you can get your crops whenever you want instead of having to wait for the right season. Now, if a customer is looking for a certain food, you don’t have to tell them that they should wait until it’s in season again. Instead, you can continue to supply them with the food they love.
Farmers Yield More Crops Using Hydroponics
Hydroponic crops can be grown anywhere between 3 and 10 times more quickly than traditional soil growing because of the optimal growing conditions they receive. Not only does this mean plants reach their full potential when growing, but it also means more plants will be available. This ensures that your farmer will always be able to provide you with the produce you need.
Baywater Farms Has The Right Produce For You
Baywater Farms is a family-owned and operated farm servicing Baltimore, Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware beaches, and the Eastern Shore. We are capable of meeting the demands of your produce distributor, restaurant produce supplier, CSA produce supplier, or wholesale produce supplier while maintaining the integrity and character of a small farm. When you work with Baywater Farms, you work with an experienced, ethical, and local farm dedicated to providing the highest-quality heirloom produce possible.