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In this article, we’ll explore the concept of hydroponics – what it is, why you should start growing with hydroponics in Singapore and how to get started growing your own produce hydroponically in Singapore.
What is Hydroponics?
Hydroponics is essentially, as its name suggests, a combination of two words – “hydro” and “ponics”. Hydro refers to water, and “ponics” meaning, labour. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants with water and liquid nutrients, without the use of soil! It still amazes me that plants can actually grow without soil, so you can experience gardening without all the mess!
Why practice Hydroponics in Singapore?
And you probably must be wondering, why grow hydroponically when you can always buy your own produce in the supermarket?
Practicing hydroponics in Singapore can actually have various benefits:
- Enhances your own food security
- Have the freshest produce within reach
- Pest-free, organic and high-quality produce
- Hydroponics uses less water compared to traditional farming methods
Enhances your food security
Did you know that 90% of our food in Singapore is imported overseas & 10% of our food is derived from local farms? Growing your own food at home helps to enhance food security as you are not being too overly-reliant or overly-dependent on other countries for food.
Have the freshest produce within reach
Skip a trip to the supermarket! All your freshest produce is available within reach at the comforts of your own home. How great is that?
Pest-free, organic & high quality produce
Growing your produce with the grow series helps you to grow pest-free, organic & high quality produce! Growing without soil can also eliminate the risk of soil-borne diseases and ensures that your produce is always of the highest quality.
Uses less water compared to traditional farming methods
As compared to traditional farming using soil, studies have shown that growing with hydroponics in Singapore uses 90% less water as water can be recycled and irrigated within the system.
How to Practice Hydroponics In Singapore
indoorGreens is home to three hydroponics systems – growMini, growMe and growBig! These three systems are designed to introduce the concept of indoor gardening for various individual, family or commercial use. Practicing hydroponics in Singapore is easy with The Grow Series!
All you need is:
- growMini, growMe, growBig system
- Nutrient Solution A & B
- Seeds of choice
Check out our products to start practicing hydroponics in Singapore or purchase our starter bundles to help you get started!
All the best!