The word hydroponics comes from two Greek words, “hydro” meaning water and “ponics” meaning labor. The concept of soil less gardening or hydroponics has been around for thousands of years. The hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Floating Gardens of China are two of the earliest examples of hydroponics. Scientists started experimenting with soil less gardening around 1950. Since then other countries, such as Holland, Germany, and Australia have used hydroponics for crop production with amazing results.
Hydroponics is proved to have several advantages over ‘soil’ gardening. The growth rate of a ‘hydroponic’ plant is 30-50 percent faster than a ‘soil’ plant, grown under the same conditions. The plant yield is also comparatively much healthier. Scientists believe that there are several reasons for the drastic differences between hydroponic and ‘soil’ plants. The extra oxygen in the hydroponic growing mediums helps to stimulate root growth. Plants with ample oxygen in the root system also absorb nutrients faster. The nutrients in a hydroponic system are mixed with the water and sent directly to the root system. The plant does not have to search in the soil, the nutrients that it requires. Those nutrients are delivered to the plant. The hydroponic plant requires very little energy to find and break down food. This saved energy is then used by the plant to grow faster and to produce more fruits. Hydroponic plants also have fewer problems of bug infestations, funguses and other diseases. In general, plants grown ‘hydroponically’ are healthier and happier plants.
As we are working with water, we have advantage of using Space, and manpower according to our convenience and also its saves Up to 80% of water in comparison to conventional farming. A Hydroponics unit can be setup at home, terrace, backyard, front yard, balcony or even in living area for daily consumption of fresh food or it can be done commercially on a large scale for profit.
We conduct regular training sessions for both Aquaponics and Hydroponics.