Each year a growing number of people are choosing to garden more efficiently. This efficiency can be due to lack of physically space as more people than ever, especially the millennial generation, are moving onto smaller lots, or returning to cities. This trend has fostered the growth of patio gardening, balcony gardening and container gardening altogether. This trend is fueled by the desire to eat healthier by eating more fruits and vegetables and ensuring that those food are free of chemicals and pesticides. In a recent study it was found that 18% of people don’t garden at all because of lack of space. So with less space available, and the desire for homegrown up the answer for many to to grow inside, making every season “peak season”.
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Aquaponics use fish waste in the water to feed the plants in the system. Hydroponics grow food without fish, but additional fertilizer and nutrients are requires. Both are soilless systems.
One of the benefits of growing food inside is that you can have fresh produce all year long. The growing season is extended because of the consistent environment within the house. The most popular and effective methods of growing inside are hydroponically or aquaponically. There has a been a lot of technological advances in the work of systems you can use in your home. As the technology develops many of these systems have become more economical for homeowners.
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These modern systems are very space efficient. Some that are larger stack vertically taking up no more room than a small refrigerator. This allows for the growth of multiple crops at one time. If space is an issue there are table top systems available. The diversity of these systems really make it easy for the homeowner to grow many crops all year round. With so many choices it’s easier than ever to get growing today!
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