How Hydroponic School Gardens Can Cultivate Food, Year-Round

“Give a man a fish and he will be fed for a day – teach him to fish and he will be fed for a lifetime” Whoever said that must have been living in Africa where food and water scarcity are now two of the main drivers among young people to secure their future food sustainability.

In the USA, learners are even starting food gardens at their schools and even sell to their communities. Some schools in Nkomazi have also latched onto the idea with great success.The most popular foods to grow in any other substance than soil are

  • Lettuce. …
  • Cucumber. …
  • Spring onions. …
  • Peppers. …
  • Spinach. …
  • Strawberries. …
  • Blueberries.
  • Especially tomatoes. Vining plants such as tomatoes are ideal for indoor gardens as they require a small amount of ground space and you’ll have room to train them up to the ceiling. ..Remember Jack and the Beanstalk? That guy had the idea. Just like lettuce, most other leafy green vegetables will grow well in a hydroponic system. Spinach not only thrives, but also you get the added advantage of no more sandy grit down in your spinach. Other good leafy green choices are kale, watercress and Swiss chard. And it is really healthy.

 

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