Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:56
Rusty......I think you hit the nail on the head.......size and volume ........supermarket stuff if I can be rude
As you say, your set up is small and no doubt you are careful in disposing of the run off but Artjac has a point when we are talking about commercial growing.
I applaud you for trying the method but I think you will have a hard time trying to convert the amateur gardener to a hydroponic system. You could maybe persuade me by sending me some of your fruit to taste
On a more serious note, how do you equate it cost wise............obviously the capital set up costs but how much do you spend in an average growing season ? Is the increased production worth the cost given the fact that your produce isn't as tasty as you would like ?
Given the appalling weather over the last 6 months, I rather think my whole garden is on a hydroponic system.....just minus the chemical nutrients