As more people continue to see the
prices they pay for daily necessities rise faster than their paychecks,
a growing number have become interested in the act of homesteading.
It’s never a bad idea to think of different ways to cut back on the cost
of living, and become more self-sufficient at the same time.
Hydroponics is a system of plant growth requiring little space, and
ironically little water.
Every little change that you make to try and save money adds up over
time; bringing a water bottle from home instead of purchasing one,
reusing gift wrapping paper, choosing cloth children’s diapers instead
of costly disposable ones. Growing your own food not only makes
you more self-sufficient, it saves you money, and the food is arguably
healthier-granted it’s not smothered in pesticides, fungicides, and a
myriad of other poisons.
For those who don’t have much space, time, or energy to start growing on their own. A variety of new systems have been popularized which are targeted toward the urban homesteader. Vegetables
don’t necessarily require soil to be grown, they can be grown using
just water, provided it contains the proper nutrients and fertilizers.
An increasingly popular method of growing vegetables is by using a
gardening is a technique used for growing fruit, vegetables, and other
foods in a soil-less environment. It’s an ideal technique for those with
a limited space. The various systems are cost efficient as they recycle
water and nutrients, and plants are freed from diseases and pesticides
that are commonly associated with soil, among other benefits.
There are a number of hydroponic systems available to choose from,
for those who would like to utilize this method to start growing some of
their own fresh fruit and vegetables right at home. TO choose from:
Wick Hydroponics, Water Culture, Deep Water Culture, Ebb and Flow, Drip
Hydroponics, and Nutrient Film Technique.