Hydroponics: Benefits and Challenges

Hydroponics is an innovative technique of cultivation. Hydroponic gardening has adapted itself quickly to many conditions. These conditions range from outdoor field culture and indoor greenhouses to highly specific culture in atomic submarines and space stations. The improved control over the growing environment in hydroponic gardening provides the finest possible conditions for plant growth. This … Read more

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is the combination of hydroponics and aquaculture. Hydroponics is the cultivation of plants on the water while Aquaculture is raising aquatic animals such as fish in tanks. Both aquaculture and hydroponics have some disadvantages. Aquaculture systems replace water frequently. On the other hand, hydroponics requires costly nutrients to feed the plants. Therefore, Aquaponics solve … Read more

Is a Hydroponic System Organic?


Are hydroponic systems organic? This question has generated a great debate in many countries. This debate has arisen from the disputed ideas on the meaning of “organic”. In many parts of the world, the system is certified as organic if soil is used as a growing medium. However, certain types of hydroponic systems have been … Read more