Vegetable Growing using hydroponics

Vegetable Growing using hydroponics

Of course, Hydroponics can of course be used for many types of alternative gardening. These include many and varied watering systems that can be used to good effect. Back in the day plants were grown in very much the same way which ever part of the country that you lived in. Vegetable growing became more popular after the war as keen gardeners took up allotment gardening.

I remember that this is the way that I went! Born in a terrace house in 1948 then gardening was impossible. Of course, growing things has always tied up with an interest in all kinds of nature things. Living near to the excellent “Crow Nest Park” in Dewsbury, then I soon developed an interest in nature. Especially, a great interest in birds. Consequently, I then decided take up a vacant allotment at the edge of the park and close to my home.

Growing veg was a great starter

Fortunately, the old guys would see that I was a beginner and offered me endless help. Including giving me my first vegetable plants. So, my interest has carried on throughout my life having all sorts of diverse interests in the things that I have grown. My love at the moment is for Mediterranean type gardens. Including growing. Olives and lemons and oranges. So, the later requiring extra growing aids. This is where “Hydroponics” came in to help me.

Citrus requires extra help to get them through the British winters. So, this is where the excellent “grow lights” came into play and help me get my citrus trees through the cold winter months. Also with a little extra heat and lighting then I can make an early start with my tomato and pepper plants. So, by buying few extra gardening aids then the season can be greatly extended.

Lighting has become cheaper

So, when I mention lighting for my greenhouse then some people will cringe. Gardeners are notably tight with their money (including myself). However, there has been a large improvement in the efficiency and running costs of the new type of “LED lighting“. of course not only for gardeners but also all the lighting done in general use. We must have all noticed the brighter and more energy efficient light used in commercial properties and in the automotive industry.