Outdoor gardening is one way to enjoy fresh, local produce, but what if you don’t have space for soil beds? Using hydroponics, it’s easy to grow lots of edible plants in very small spaces all year round.
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Hydroponic gardening uses no soil; rather, plant roots are suspended in specially formulated clay pellets and bathed with liquid nutrients. This keeps roots tightly compacted, which allows you to hang dozens of growing plants in a single window.
You can build your own hydroponic garden using recycled materials.This Window Farm tutorial is great for anybody starting small horticulture projects or garden ideas. It’s a great DIY starter that can provide many benefits and beautiful yields.
WindowFarms is an initiative devoted to turning urban windows into useful micro-farming.Plants grow more easily this way than in soil, because nutrients are already dissolved, hence more readily available to plant roots. As long as they have enough light, crops you plant this way grow faster and have bigger yields than they do in soil.