Smackdown: Hydroponics vs. Soil-Based Organic Growing

Sustainable-minded growers have been locked in an argument the past few years over whether or not hydroponic or aquaponics systems of growing could ever be considered organic. In-soil organic growers argue the core philosophy of organics is “feed the soil, not the plant.” If there is no soil to feed, how can it be organic? [...]

WATER: The Universal Hydroponics Solution

Like all life on Earth, water is the cornerstone of a plant’s survival. In hydroponics, the water is the vehicle used to carry the nutrients, making them available for the roots to take in. With this in mind, it becomes obvious that water quality is paramount to a hydro-gardener’s success. WATER QUALITY We categorize water into two descriptive [...]