Standing under a tree which is heavily laden with juicy, fresh fruits has been fascinating for most of us; but unfortunately all of us are not blessed with the kind of fertile soil that is necessary for growing fruit trees. Agricultural advancement has the capability to fulfill this grower’s dream, no matter what kind of soil is present in our garden. Employing hydroponics to grow fruits can turn out to be a sheer boon for such growers who have nutrient deficient soil in their backyard, struggling with bad weather or pests, or who want complete control over their plants’ growing conditions.
However, one must keep in mind that all fruit trees don’t flourish in hydroponic style of gardening. Water-retaining plants such as succulents make a bad choice for hydroponic growing. Water-loving plants such as watermelons and cantaloupe can grow best in the water environment of hydroponics. Most of the species of berries like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are ideal for growing in such medium. Apart from that you can also grow both table and wine grapes with this technique. This unconventional method of farming can also be utilized to produce banana and citrus trees reaping you huge benefits.
With this technique, growers can get the desired yield of fruits, vegetables and even flowers even when they are out of season! All you have to do is to give appropriate nutrients in the form of solution, correct lighting and maintain perfect pH and temperature in your hydroponic grow room. Fruit trees and plants are very sensitive to all these factors and a slight change can cause a huge loss of crop!
As soil is not used in hydroponics, many growers have doubts regarding the ‘healthiness’ of such fruits grown hydroponically, but surprisingly they are as healthy, in fact much more than the ones grown in soil. Just like soil, all the required nutrients are directly taken up by the plants from the nutrient solution and all you have to do now is to watch your fruit trees grow up and get ready for a healthy harvest which you can be proud of!