Growing food in an easy and affordable way
Agriculture plays a key role in the economy of every country. A country without sustainable food reserves will be forced to import food on a regular basis and this will have a huge impact on the government budget. Most government worldwide has put a lot of money towards improving agriculture. Large scale agriculture is practiced worldwide as a means of providing food for the people living in the urban areas. However, with the advancement in Agriculture and science, homeowners can cut down on costs of groceries by growing foods in an easy an affordable way. Through science, homeowners in urban areas can easily grow groceries in a limited space with ease helping save on expenses.
There are several farming methods like hydroponics and organic farming that people can use to plant foods. Hydroponics uses mineral nutrient solutions to grow crops in layers. Once plants have been provided with all the necessary nutrients for growth, they can grow without soil. Hydroponics uses materials like gravel and perlite to firmly hold the plant together as they grow. With an appropriate culture media, people can easily create a place where to plant groceries. The solution can be static or be flowing continuous within a culture plate. As long as plants are provided with all the necessary ingredients, they are bound to grow and home owners can easily harvest once they are ready.
Hydroponics has various advantages. The space occupied is usually very minimal allowing people in urban areas to easily plant frequently used groceries like onions, tomatoes, spinach, coriander and kales. This are fast growing plants that can be harvested within a short period helping homeowners save on daily purchases of groceries. Through science, all the ingredients needed for plants to grow have been known and all that people need is to have all the ingredients and a place to set up the hydroponics.
Science has played a key role in helping produce more food for people in a limited space. With the ever increasing populations, humans must employ creative and use science in all agriculture activities.