Urbanization has many advantages, but it also has some drawbacks. One of these is the availability of land for crop cultivation. This implies that the food consumed by city dwellers is imported from other parts of the country.Aside from the high cost, the safety of the food is a major concern. Due to insufficient road infrastructure and a lack of refrigerating vans, the product deteriorates before reaching urban areas.
As a result, hydroponics is a viable alternative to food production in urban areas.
What is Hydroponics?
Hydroponics is simply the practice of growing plants without the use of soil.
Water and nutrients are normally supplied by the soil to the plant. It also strengthens plant roots. Any medium capable of providing these characteristics can successfully replace soil. Plants in a hydroponics farm are given a complete nutrient formula as well as a medium to help their roots grow quickly.
Benefits That Hydroponics Has To People Living In Cities
- No soil is required. Crops can be grown on contaminated or limited land. Crops can also be grown in areas with no land at all.
-Make the most of your available space and location. Plants can be grown in small apartments or in a garden. You can save space by planting your crops with little to no spacing.
-It helps to conserve water. Plants grown in hydroponics use 10% less water than plants grown in soil.
-Rapid growth rate. You harvest your plants on time since you are in absolute control over everything.
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