So you want to know if hydroponic gardening is better for growing vegetables than conventional methods of gardening? Well, I suppose it is a matter of opinion. Some people have very busy lives and do not have the time to grow a garden, whether it is by conventional means or hydroponic gardening. Others do not have the space for a garden of any sort. For these people, purchasing store bought fresh vegetables is the way to go. However, the store bought vegetables and fruits are not fresh.
To people like me, fresh means straight from the garden. That is why I like hydroponic growing. I can grow all of my fruits and vegetables at home, even in my home, and be able to get them fresh whenever I want them. I can also have access to them at any time throughout the year. In the store, the produce is not grown hydroponically and certain items are only available at certain times of the year. If I can simulate the perfect growing conditions using hydroponic technique, I can get my favorite fruits and veggies at any time during the year. I do not have to wait for them to be “in season.”
Hydroponic vegetables, veggies that are grown by using the hydroponic gardening technique, are generally better for a person’s health. These hydroponic vegetables tend to be larger, juicier, and brighter in color than those found in the store. Store bought vegetables have a waxy film over them to keep them fresher for longer periods of time. Homegrown hydroponic vegetables have no film because there is no need for it. The waxy film is an additive put on by people to help with the transport and shelf life of the vegetables. Hydroponic vegetables are either eaten by you right away or still on the plant until you are ready to use them. So either way you look at it, hydroponic vegetables are better.
Vegetables are rich in antioxidants, which promote better health. Using hydroponic technique to grow your vegetables increases the antioxidant properties of your vegetables. This is because foods grown by using hydroponic technique are generally healthier than those grown by conventional methods of gardening. There is virtually little to no pests, so there is no need to poison the vegetables by spraying harmful and dangerous pesticides and insecticides. In a conventional garden, you have to worry about so many different bugs and pests that attack your plants. Most people resort to using pesticides from the store. Recent studies show that these pesticides, when ingested by humans, can be detrimental to a person’s health and well-being.
So is hydroponic gardening better for growing vegetables? Like I said, it is a matter of opinion. I do know that this woman here will only accept home grown vegetables from hydroponic gardening. Only the best for me and mine. I fully believe that hydroponic gardening is the best for growing vegetables that not only look pretty but also taste so much better than the ones you buy from the store.