Intro to Vertical Hydroponic Systems


Vertical hydroponic growing is a tried and tested approach to producing high quantities of nutritious and quality fresh food In a way that is not labor-intensive, conserves water, and is not affected by environmental conditions such as soil quality or drought. 

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Here is a summary of the main  benefits associated with vertical hydroponic systems such as the Mr. Stacky system. 

Reliable harvests

One  of the main benefits of hydroponic gardening is the fact that you can control all the factors that go into the production of the crop.   So given a quality seed supply you will be able to  plan on harvest times in order to have a consistent supply of produce.  

Reduces maintenance needed

Vertical hydroponic systems typically have a closed nutrient/water flow system. There is no runoff as the water keeps circulating.
This eliminates the wasting of precious resources and nutrients. The Mr. Stacky can also be automated to reduce any manual maintenance.

Reduces space required

This is one of the main reasons why many experts are touting vertical gardening as the future of food production. You can grow more produce even in small indoor spaces, making this ideal for urban farming. Where a single plant growing in the ground would require a footprint of roughly 4 sq ft, you could stack plant sites vertically and grow 20 plants in the same 2x2 footprint. 

Low water consumption

In most hydroponic systems, unused water is recycled.  As such vertical farming saves a lot of water. With a vertical system, you can grow crops with 70 to 95% less water than the required amount for normal cultivation. 

Better crop yields

The plants grow faster and can be spaced more densely in a hydroponic system. This results in more harvest per square foot compared to traditional farming.  Hydroponic plants grow 25-30% faster than traditionally grown plants because the perfect blend of nutrients is delivered directly to the root system as well.  

Suitable for multiple crops

Fast growing plants and herbs are the best options for hydroponics. This includes leafy greens like:
Lettuce
Kale
Chard
Mustard greens
Collard Greens
Spinach
Other options include;
Flowers
Cabbage
Basil
Cilantro
Mint
Dill
Chives
Broccoli
Fruits and some veggies can also be grown. These include:
Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Eggplants
Peppers
Strawberries

In conclusion...
The Mr. Stacky vertical hydroponic system offers many benefits  for folks who don't have access to adequate soil to grow things.  For instance, urban growers. Vertical grow systems can significantly increase the productivity of your indoor grow areas as well. These days there are numerous commercially available ready made vertical grow kits on the market. They are a sure sign of the increasing interest in vertical hydroponics.
Increased input costs and complexity can be a drawback, but the benefits do outweigh these limitations. There is no doubt that vertical gardening is a vital technique for a more sustainable future. 

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Find the Mr. Stacky vertical hydroponic system and all complimentary supplies at:  www.hydrofloragrow.com

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