Which is easier and which gives you the greatest yield on average ? I am currently using soil.
There is no doubt Hydroponics is easier than soil, and the yields and speed is much better. There are many techniques which will yield differently that other hydroponic techniques as well.
In Soil a Lettuce grower would expect 3-5 crops a year, but in Hydroponics a farmer gets 10-14 crops a year. There is much less effort. The Hydroponic solution makes the plants grow at their optimum rate, not artificially accelerated as some may think. The speed and yield is high because the plant does not wait for soil to give up its minerals, if they are there at all. The reason that the whole thing is easier is its all in the bottle. No need to guess what a plant needs. When soil goes wrong, there are thousands of possible reasons, in Hydroponics it all comes down to less than 10 and they are basic like is there nutrient, is there light. In soil it is, are there bugs in the soil I can’t see, is that an such and such deficiency or such and such toxicity locking up such and such blah blah, too hard!!! Give me a simple thing like Hydroponics in Perlite, of Expanded Clay,…, No need to be a rocket scientist or worse – A horticulturalist.
If anyone wants a really big reply to this the question of questions either:
1. email me and I’ll do it up for you!
2. get some Perlite and some dirt and race them against each other!
…..either way you will be able to see the differences quickly.