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Hydroponic Farming: Growing food, sans soil, land, or a large farming space

Hydroponic Farming: Going through the timeline of human existence, we find a great role played by agriculture in forming civilisation. When man grew an understanding of growing and cultivating food, he was able to come out of the caves and forests. Man no longer relied solely on hunting to survive, he had developed the sense of creating food from the land. This knowledge was the basis of forming organized settlements near rivers and water bodies.

It is evident from the studies conducted on ancient civilisations that water played the most important role as the food was produced through channel irrigation. Water still plays one of the most important roles in the creation of food, so much so that human intelligence has devised a method that solely depends on it.

What is Hydroponic Farming

Hydroponic farming is a method of farming that only requires water, passed through a network of specially designed channels, pipes, and even pools. Food is grown only by extracting nutrients from pH-balanced water, without soil, chemicals, and fertilizers. The biggest advantages are that farming is done without using soil, in a smaller area, and crops are grown in all weather conditions.

Shift Towards Hydroponic Farming

People living in urban areas, metropolitan cities, and large residential complexes do not have access to vast land areas. Many such people have adopted the methods of growing their own food out of the limited space available, Ducts, water pipes, and trough-like containers are used to grow food that is free from any chemicals, and fertilizers and constitutes its natural nutrients. People involved in the practice are relying on their kitchen supplies from this setup, while many are now making it a commercially viable operation.

Given the constantly shrinking living space, especially in urban areas across the globe, hydroponic farming is the future of agriculture.

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