Going Hydroponic Against Global Warming

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How can the method of hydroponics contribute to slow down global warming? Is it really possible to reduce global warming with the use of this method? For one thing, hydroponic greenhouses are usually located close to the urban centers which they supply with food, so the need for trucking produce hundreds of miles from warm areas to cold regions is eliminated, reducing the need to burn fossil fuels.

Proponents of hydroponic horticulture suggest growing your own food year round in specially built greenhouses close to home. Though heating the greenhouses in the winter requires energy, this could be produced through solar or wind sources as opposed to fossil fuel method which produces carbon dioxide. The CO2 or carbon dioxide generated within the confines of a greenhouse is absorbed by the plants and transformed into sugars, water and oxygen.

Hydroponic gardening and other forms of indoor gardening also offer an option that may help combat the effects of global warming. Hydroponics can be successful in areas where the soil nutrients have been rendered useless for crop production and plant growth. Since hydroponic gardening uses no soil, chemical pesticides are no longer needed because soil-borne diseases are eliminated.

With hydroponics, plants are grown in either a nutrient solution or in a growing medium such as rockwool, coir, perlite or vermiculite. The roots of the plant sit in the nutrient solution or the growing medium, thereby feeding the nutrient solution to the plant through the roots. When plants are grown in nutrient solution, the liquid must be aerated so that plant roots receive enough oxygen.

The hydroponic solution to global warming isn’t that far off the mark. Regardless of which hydroponic system is used, you have to keep in mind that plants need nourishment, just like any other living being. And absolutely the best food for plants is made by a Canadian company, Advanced Nutrients. Their complete line of organic and synthetic fertilizers, as well as all their additives, supplements, root colonizers, and bloom boosters help to superbly nurture all your plants, whether you practice hydroponic gardening or traditional gardening.


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    cultiv8or said,

    I wish the world would wake up and realize that hydroponics is the key to the future!

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