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I did some online research today for a story I'm writing. I was curious about Aeroponics vs Hydroponics and which is most effective etc. So I did a little Googling. And I've learned something. And maybe some of you already knew this - Maybe everybody in the world knows this! - but I didn't.

Do you know who discusses the various pros, cons, yields, quality, set up, cost effectiveness, and even the flavor of the crops from these two different methods, in intricate detail? Because I didn't, and this is fascinating to me.

Cannabis growers. That's right. And you know what? It makes sense! But I didn't know that they were at the forefront of using/discussing/researching and improving this technology. The only working Aero/Hydroponic systems I've ever seen were at Epcot Center! But these guys? The Pot growers? They know EVERYTHING. They have forums, videos, comparative photos... They build their own setups and know about all the various nutrient additives, contamination controls, drainage systems, spray pressures, misting intervals...

If you ever need information on Aeroponics vs Hydroponics (not to mention soil, with or without worm poop!) and you want to get the inside scoop, don't bother with government agencies and agricultural research facilities. Just go find a local dealer and they'll set you up with everything you need.
 

4 Comments:

Josie said...

Good to know. And if I need pot as well I should go to the aeroponics/hyroponics experts as well.
Josie x

Noisy Quiet said...

Well hey once you learn about hydroponics you can grow your own darned pot! ;)

It was so funny to me. I mean, it makes perfect sense that compact, dirt-less growing systems would be useful for dealers in a city environment (with no back yard and limited space), but that hadn't even occurred to me. I was thinking about its application in food farming.

Solitary Diner said...

Pot is where the money (and the fun!) is. It may be my backup plan if medicine doesn't work out...

Noisy Quiet said...

I'll have to take your word on that. Personally, I don't need one more thing to give me munchies! ;)

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