Hydroponics means plants are grown in a growing medium and the nutrients are delivered in a soluble form. The growing medium might be coconut fiber, rockwood, perlite, sand, gravel, or something else. Using a growing medium and feeding the plants in a soluble way means the asparagus can be fed easily, unlike when it is in the soil outdoors where the roots have to search for food and extract the nutrients.
How It Works
The energy saved by the plant is spent instead on growth. Hydroponic asparagus will give greater yields and the plants will be larger and grow faster. The point of hydroponic asparagus growing is that you are giving the plant exactly what it needs, in the right amounts. It is much more difficult to control soil in the same way as you can control a hydroponic system.
Controlling the pH of the growing medium is as important as controlling the pH of the soil if you are growing non-hydroponically. Without the correct pH, the plants will not be able to extract nutrients.
What Else Can You Grow Hydroponically?
Anything that will grow in your garden will grow in a hydroponics system, and examples include beans, beets, onions, peas, spinach, raspberries, melons and more. You can also grow most flowers and herbs hydroponically.
You should carefully consider learning how to grow hydroponic asparagus and if you really want to. Because asparagus plants are biennials, you will have to move your whole garden indoors (or lose the plants) in the winter if the temperatures drop below freezing. If you live somewhere with a year-round warm climate, you will not have to consider this potential problem. Hydroponic asparagus is a great idea, if you have the right conditions for it.
Disadvantages of Hydroponics
Although growing asparagus with hydroponics can be a good idea because you can grow the plants anywhere and there is less work to do, there are also disadvantages. Hydroponic growing is very easy but that does not mean it is a suitable growing method for everybody. You should think carefully about whether you are willing to invest the time and effort into it first. You might be better off planting your asparagus in the garden rather than choosing a hydroponic asparagus farm.
The main disadvantage with growing hydroponic asparagus is the initial cost. This is quite high so a hydroponic farmer might be limited to growing crops which either have a rapid turnover or give a high return. Also, you cannot start growing plants hydroponically without the proper training or knowledge. You need to learn the principles of plant nutrition and how to operate a commercial hydroponics system, to allow you to be able to successfully manage a hydroponics farm. Unfortunately, the failure rate is very high for amateurs who do not familiarize themselves enough with the basics of hydroponic growing.
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