Why Hydroponics Can Save You Money

Benchtop Hydroponics System, Small Hydroponics Kit


If you decide to go with a soil-based growing method, you’ll lose a substantial amount of the water you use because of runoff. However, the use of hydroponics means that you no longer need to use as much water in order to effectively grow your plants. This will save you money by lowering your water bill. When you use hydroponics, you don’t need to plant your crops in the ground or in soil. Instead you use water as the primary growing medium. Using our Hydroponic systems, you should be able to significantly reduce the amount of run-off that occurs. The water in a hydroponics system circulates in a closed loop, which makes for a much more efficient growing process that will save you money by reducing your water usage.


When you plant crops in soil, it’s typical for weeds to grow at a rapid pace, which means that a substantial amount of your gardening time will be spent pulling the weeds out. But by avoiding the use of soil, you will be able to save time and energy that would have otherwise been spent weeding. Since hydroponics systems are closed off and don’t use soil, there isn’t any chance for weeds to get settled in. The time that you save by eliminating the need for weeding can be better spent on making sure that your plants continue to grow and provide good yields.


Growing plants in a hydroponics system can also be much more profitable when compared to growing plants in soil. When you decide to grow plants in soil, you will be limited to plants that grow well in the area you live in. But hydroponics systems don’t depend on exterior conditions, which means that you can grow any kind of plant no matter the current weather conditions in your area. Therefore, you should be able to grow plants that are very expensive because they are out of season and reliably grow plants that you may not be able to outdoors.


It’s been proven that plants that are grown in hydroponics systems are able to grow at a faster rate when compared to traditional soil-based methods. In hydroponics grow tents, you can also directly control the temperature, moisture levels, light levels, and nutrients that your plants receive, which should allow for optimal growth with each plant. Saving you money and time.


When using a traditional growing method, likely the most immediate concern is dealing with diseases, pests, and pathogens that can reach and damage the plants. A hydroponics system can be set up indoors which helps to minimize the harmful pathogens that could reach your plants. Since this is a closed system, the exit and entry points for pathogens, diseases, mold, and pests should be difficult to get in. And destroy your crops meaning you will save on pesticides and time to replant plants lost to diseases or pests.  


A significant part of your total costs related to growing plants involves the labour that’s required for a traditional soil-based option. Likely the best aspect of a hydroponics system is that it’s possible to automate labor tasks, which will allow you to effectively reduce labor while achieving the same or even better results. Hydroponics systems can have tailored nutrients solutions depending on your plant and its growth stage. This speeds up grow times saving you not only money but also time!


Likely the most common difficulty that comes with growing plants is determining how to properly space the plants. If the plants are too close together, they may not have enough room to grow and thrive. On the other hand, placing them further apart increases the risk that you waste some of the ground space available to you. When you use a hydroponic system, you’ll find that the space available to you is relatively compact, which means that you will need to make efficient use of the horizontal space in the greenhouse. By getting rid of the wasted space that would typically occur in an outdoor growing area, you should be able to produce bigger harvests with better yields, which will allow you to be able to grow far more in a smaller space.

The benefits of using a hydroponics system are numerous and should help you save money when compared to the expenses of managing a traditional growing method. So, what are you waiting for? Start Growing using Hydroponics Today!