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5 ways to reduce food wastage with hydroponics

Food waste is a major issue that plagues the modern world. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, around one-third of the world's food produced for human consumption is wasted. The reasons for food wastage are numerous, ranging from overproduction to poor storage and transportation. However, there is a solution to this problem, and it comes in the form of indoor hydroponics gardening.

Indoor hydroponics gardening is a method of growing plants without soil, using a nutrient-rich water solution instead. This form of gardening has many benefits, including faster growth rates, higher yields, and the ability to grow plants all year round. However, one of the most significant advantages of indoor hydroponics gardening is its potential to reduce food waste. Here are some ways in which an indoor hydroponics garden can help reduce food wastage:

  1. Grow only what you need: One of the main reasons for food wastage is the overproduction of crops and overbuying by end consumers, leading to excess food that is eventually thrown away. With indoor hydroponics gardening, you can grow only what you and your family need to consume. This means you can harvest your plants as and when needed, reducing the risk of spoilage and food waste.

  2. Longer shelf life: Freshly harvested produce has a relatively short shelf life, meaning it can quickly go bad and end up in the bin in the midst of the supply chain processes. With indoor hydroponics gardening, you can harvest your produce at the peak of its freshness on 'Day 0". This means you can store your produce for longer and reduce the risk of spoilage and waste.

  3. Use of leftover parts: Indoor hydroponics gardening can also help reduce food waste by making use of leftover parts of plants. For example, the roots and stems of some plants can be compost to create nutrient-rich solutions for other plants, reducing the need for additional fertiliser.

  4. Reduced water usage: Indoor hydroponics gardening uses less water than traditional agriculture. This is because the nutrient-rich water solution used in hydroponics gardening is recirculated, reducing the need for excessive water usage. This means that water is conserved, reducing the strain on water resources and helping to reduce food wastage.

  5. Sharing is caring: Usually you will find yourself in a situation when you have an abundance of produce that you can't use or eat fast enough. Instead of letting it go to waste, consider sharing with your neighbours, friends, colleagues or even local food banks. Donating your excess hydroponic produce can be a great way to build community connections and reduce food waste.

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Get ready to experience the joy of home gardening all year round with this cutting-edge hydroponic system today!


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