Hydro versus Soil?!?
Which conserves more water?
Hydroponics is a closed system, which means that all of the water used is recirculated. The water used for soil gardening either seeps into the ground or evaporates leaving no possibility for it to be collected and reused. Generally hydroponic systems use only 5 to 10 percent of the water that an open field would use to produce the same amount of crops!
A recent study was conducted to show just how much water is conserved through soil less gardening. The study found that it takes on average 71 gallons of water to produce a singe pound of lettuce while it takes a mere 3 gallons of water to produce a pound of lettuce using a hydro system. (source: progressive gardening.com)
From our experience and research, soil less gardening requires a lot less water than soil gardening. If you want to try your hand at hydro gardening, stop into an one of our locations and our team will help you help the earth by conserving water and growing your own fruits and vegetables.