Imagine growing 32 new crops in your DIY backyard greenhouse, occupying no more than a nook.
Sounds impossible? Not anymore.
We know garden beds take up a lot of space, so do pots and tables, and they only allow you to grow a few plants in a minor area.
Since our customers constantly figure out how to maximize growth in their greenhouse, we devised a clever solution.
Hydroponic systems allow you to grow a wider variety of food quicker and easier, making the most of your space while reducing the time dedicated to maintenance.
These wall-mounted and floor-standing kits are a great addition to your DIY backyard greenhouse. They can also be installed inside your house, so you won’t have to come out in the cold winter to collect delicious vegetables.
These are only a few of the benefits of growing food hydroponically!
Let’s explore 5 more reasons why you should include hydroponic systems in your greenhouse.
1. Enjoy Fresh & Nutrient-dense Vegetables
Is there anything better than home-picked vegetables for a freshly cut salad for your family?
Are hydroponic vegetables as nutritious as vegetables grown in soil? Generally speaking, the fresher the vegetable, the more nutritious it is.
Vitamins C, A, and D are very sensitive to light, temperature, air, and humidity and lose their value quickly if not stored in the right conditions.
Customer Picture, Alberta Canada
Hydroponics is an agricultural method for growing plants on a base of fertilizer dissolved in water instead of soil-derived fertilizer.
By monitoring the closed system water weekly, you’ll meet the crop's specific needs and conditions to grow to its full genetic and nutritional potential.
So yes, eating vegetables grown hydroponically is the most nutritious way to feed your family.
2. Avoid Dangerous Pesticides
The fact that the same nutritious vegetables can cause health issues to your family is perhaps the greatest paradox in the world of modern agriculture.
Massive growing of vegetables relies on using pesticides, fertilizers, and other dangerous chemicals.
Some pesticides have already been banned in different countries because they are linked to severe illnesses such as Cancer, Alzheimer, and Parkinson's.
Customer Picture, Quebec Canada
The water-based environment of hydroponic methods protects your plants from pests and other diseases, which means saving on fertilizer and crop protection treatments. That way, you can be sure your family has not been exposed to harmful chemicals, worms, or dirt.
All you need is water, plant support, and a pump to start feeding your family most healthily, thanks to the controlled environment of this method that doesn’t require soil.
3. A More Sustainable Use of Water
Did you know hydroponic systems save up to 70% more water than traditional growing methods?
Unlike conventional irrigation, hydroponics can help you reduce excessive water consumption. By monitoring nutrient levels and adjusting them to your plant’s needs, you can save plants over 50% of water and nutrient consumption.
And optimizing your crop’s water conditions also increases your food yields.
4. Harvest What You Need
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 30% of the world's food ends up in the garbage annually.
Growing vegetables hydroponically won’t contribute to these statistics as you can pick only the greens and fruity vegetables you’ll use and enjoy them fresh while everything else flourishes until you're ready to eat them, resulting in less waste overall.
Customer Picture, Vermont USA
So no more half-onions rotting in the fridge.
Begin to produce more food with fewer resources and take your cooking experience to the next level with freshly picked produce from your greenhouse garden.
Here are some examples of vegetables you can grow hydroponically to stop food waste:
5. Increase your ROI
Hydroponics gives you the above benefits while helping to harvest fresher, healthier vegetables in less time.
However, saving money with hydroponics also depends on the quantity, quality, and type of vegetables you grow.
Growing hydroponically benefits your health and your wallet in the following ways:
- Reduce last-minute grocery shopping by having a vegetable garden in your greenhouse or home.
- Save half your food from rotting in the fridge by choosing exactly what veggies you want to eat.
- Eat healthier and spend less money on junk food, which is easier when you have fresh vegetables available for picking at home or in your DIY backyard greenhouse.
Join the Revolution of Hydroponic Farming
If you read all the way here, chances are you are interested in the higher quality of life that hydroponic gardening provides.
But we can aspire to even more.
Customer Picture, Minnesota USA
Hydroponic technology is designed to make your life easier and help you have a healthier diet.
What’s the next step? We recommend you read this article: 6 Steps To Follow If You Want To Include a Hydroponic System in Your Greenhouse.
Why Planta Greenhouses?
- Wind resistant up to 65 mph (learn more about how our greenhouses hold up in high-altitude climates).
- Withstands a snow load of up to 98 psf (480kg/square meter).
- Made with a heavy-duty galvanized steel frame.
- Polycarbonate panels provide 100% protection against UV rays.
- The Sungrow greenhouse is bell-shaped - allowing the wind, snow, and hail to slide off the sides.
- Extendable (Sungrow, Sigma, and Farmer models can be extended beyond 100ft)
- Made in Europe and exclusively imported