As more and more enlightened persons seek to embrace a self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle, the world trend is rapidly moving towards more earth-friendly farming practices. Indoor growing is fast becoming an ever evolving and quickly growing sector of the United States agricultural economy. For many persons, outdoor growing space is limited or is simply not an option. If you live in an apartment, condo or on a small city lot, it isn’t practical or feasible to grow outdoors. Outdoor, in-ground cultivation, is also restricted by the seasons. In most areas of the United States, outdoor cultivation is limited to a brief window from late spring to early fall. Hydroponic gardening offers a diverse array of benefits to our environment. Hydroponic gardening requires considerably less water than soil gardening, due to the continual reuse of the nutrient mixtures. Due to lack of necessity, fewer pesticides are applied to hydroponic crops. Because hydroponic gardening systems require no topsoil, topsoil erosion is not an issue. With hydroponics, you grow year around in the privacy of your home crops that produce up to 4 times as much as if grown in the same space outdoors. A well-designed interior grow room utilizes vertical space as well as overhead space to make the best use of all available square footage. Hydroponically grown plants grow faster and produce more abundant crops in less time. The growth rate of a hydroponically grown plant is 30-50 percent faster than a soil plant grown under the same conditions. Hydroponic Plants Are Healthier Aside from their outrageous growth rate and impressive size, hydroponic plants are just plain healthier. Fresh produce grown hydroponically can contain as much as 300 percent more essential nutrients than soil-grown produce. Go Hydroponic Today Hydroponics is an ideal, year-round, soil-free, eco-friendly method of cultivation that offers a high yield in a small space. With hydroponics, there is no need to wait for spring. There is no need to break your back turning over the soil or lifting heavy bags of potting soil, peat moss or soil enhancement mixtures. If water conservation is an issue, hydroponic gardening uses less than a fourth of the water required for outdoor soil growing. You can set up your hydroponic garden and start growing anytime of the year, regardless of the season. A tiny (10’ x 10’) hydroponic greenhouse or grow room can readily grow the year-round produce needs for a family of 4. Imagine enjoying vine-ripened, succulent strawberries in the middle or winter. Utilizing the latest advances in hydroponic growing technology, even novice gardeners successful cultivate vegetables, fruits, flowers and healing herbs indoors in a finite space all year long: the harvest never ends. Cannabis Cultivation One of the major factors in the stellar growth of the hydroponic gardening industry is that today, persons in 21 states, can legally grow or use medical marijuana. Marijuana is now legal for recreational use in Colorado and Washington State. No matter if you use marijuana for medicinal or recreational reasons, it pays to grow your own. Not only do you have control on how the herb was grown, but you can also rest assured of its potency and purity. Growing your own marijuana also takes the worry out of find a trustworthy and dependable supplier. There is no need to pay high street prices for quality weed when you can easily grow your own at a fraction of the cost. The love and care you put into your crop will be amply rewarded by the pleasure of knowing “you and you alone” are responsible for the sweet, smooth quality of the smoke. When you grow your marijuana, you can select and nurture your favorite strain or strains. Discover dozens of different varieties of cannabis, each with its unique flavor, potency, and THC content level. It’s enjoyable to experiment until you find your unique preference. For those growers that value privacy, safety, and security, an indoor grow room can be discreetly set up in a spare bedroom, walk-in closet, attic, under a stairway or in a basement or garage. In a hydroponic garden, all systems of watering, nutrient addition, lighting, ventilation, and temperature can be set up to be controlled remotely with just a click of an app on your smartphone, laptop or tablet. Interior automated hydroponic gardening is perfect for those that travel or maintain a busy lifestyle that makes it hard to spend a great deal of scheduled time maintaining a garden. Getting Started With Hydroponics If you are new to hydroponic growing, the process can be a bit confusing. Before you attempt to design and build a hydroponic growing system to fit your space, buy a simple system first to get “your feet wet” and to gain a better understanding of how hydroponic growing works. Do the research and ask questions.