Did you know?
Hydroponics means “working water” (hydro means water and ponos means labor). Many different civilizations have utilized hydroponic growing techniques throughout history.
Egyptian hieroglyphic records dating back several hundred years B.C. describe the "growing of plants in water." Take for instance the hanging gardens of Babylon. And of course, there were the floating gardens of the Aztecs of Mexico.
While hydroponics may be an ancient form of growing, scientists have experimented and made giant leaps throughout the last century with different methods of hydroponics.
Hydroponics was used during World War II to supply troops stationed on non-arable islands in the Pacific with fresh produce grown in locally established hydroponic systems. I had no idea! And NASA fit hydroponics easily into their sustainability plans, with the idea of possibly growing on another planet.
A few of the benefits of hydroponics include:
· produce higher yields than traditional, soil-based farming
· food can be grown and consumed in areas of the world that cannot support soil farming
· no massive pesticide use (considering most pests live in the soil), effectively making our air, water, soil, and food cleaner
We're back to growing! Our greenhouse is different now, given the changes and modifications we made, but the end result will be the same. Safe to eat, healthy and delicious produce for you and your family!
Of course, during this time, we are taking extra precautions with food safety. We have bio-security practices in place and are continuously washing our hands. Gloves are worn when planting and harvesting, and we follow Good Agricultural Practices. We'll do whatever we can to keep our produce and the consumers of our products safe!
Thank you, everyone, for your continued interest and support!