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That would be what most refer to as Hydrosoil.to further confuse the matter a lot of the "soil" sold here is promix or other brands that are sold as "soilless", devoid of any nutrient or living component. then used in conjunction with what is always described as hydo nutes.
Well hydro was best cause it was grown indoors. But now people are growing soil indoors. Soil is a tad more prone to pest and diseases and can be tough for first time growers. Also doesn't yield as much. So I get why indoor industrial grows are hydro. No excuse to not soil outdoors though!
Very true! But promix is inert. Like someone said if your adding salt based ferts it doesnt matter if it is into straight water, coco, or promix.the single local "growers club", and 100% of the shops here, push the hydro-soil (HP promix etc..) as the easiest and best method, particularly to first time growers. but they don't call the system soilless, they refer to it as soil, inferring it has all the flavor and terpene advantages of LOS, or outdoor.
muddying the waters even further, they all preach the need to flush. i feel the system is more like a form of hydro, but everyone says "they are in soil". the majority of locals grow this way.
imo the industry itself creates this confusion in order to sell product.