Does Hydroponic Mean Organic?

When planning an organic garden, many people will ask about hydroponic gardening. It is often perceived that if the plants are not being grown in soil, that they must be grown organically. This is a misconception. Organic gardening and hydroponics really are not the same, although you can grow your vegetables hydroponically and organically. Just be aware that the vegetables you buy in the store may say they are hydroponic, but that doesn’t mean that organic principles were used to grow them.

Today’s video will get to the bottom of the hydroponic/organic myth and help you to understand what makes them different.

Remember that if you choose to grow your tomatoes and other vegetables hydroponically, you can still use organic methods in your greenhouse. You can use organic pest control and fertilizers to help your plants grow. You do not have to choose to use any non-organic pesticides to have a successful garden.

What are your thoughts on organic gardening and hydroponics? I’d love to hear them.

Comments

  1. I know hydroponics is all the rage right now but something in my gut tells me it just isn’t right. Maybe I’m aging myself but I think food should be grown in dirt. Good organic dirt. With some hard work prepping and amending, nature will do the rest. Yes its true my veggies are not the perfect variety you find in grocery stores but the flavorsnor the price cannot be beat. Blemishes aside, I’ll take a backyard veggie over store bought everytime. Thanks for all your info and a great post. I will be back.

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