Absollutely!..One CAN grow organic hydro though, which will produce the taste , aroma, and burn factor us med patients are looking for.
I use a Hydro system, yes water timers make life easy in the fact that i never forget to water ;-).according to ADVANCE NUTRIENTS, one can now get the yield and organic potentcy of organic soil by using : ORGANIC ADVANCE NUTRIENTS IGUANA LINE UP. THey also have a calculator to personalize for your very own "ORGANIC HYDRO GROW".. they swear that you'll get "SOIL" derivatives from this organic lineup.. just throwing that in the fire.
Thanks for sharing the information about the different growth rate and yield of hydroponic and organic growing process.
I wholeheartedly disagree that hydro isn't just as good as organics. I not talking yield but taste and whatnot in my buds is nonexistent. To be completely honest the only trouble i have growing is when i am not using hydro because of how simple it is. I am working on soil now so i can start high brix grows. But back on subject you can buy completely organic materials for hydro and if used correctly your buds will taste like a dream. Another side not is that most people do not wash their buds after harvest before drying. Doc Bud has an excellent washing method with lemon juice (citric acid) and baking soda in water, then in ro water, and in ro water again. It was used for his grows because of the foliar feeding done constantly but anyone can benefit from this. I have and my buds are delightful.I have to respectfully disagree that hydroponics will yield higher than organics. There is a difference between growth rate and the yield. Because something grows faster does not mean it yields more in the same space. If you factor in time for veg growth, hydroponics will have the edge in yield. If you have a separate veg area, that timing issue is irrelevant.
Having greater aromatics is a matter of opinion and relative to growing skill and methods. When done correctly, organics (organic nutrients, soilless mixes) produce buds that smell just as strong as those grown hydroponically. I will concede that hydro-grown plants do have a slightly faster growth rate, but to solidly state that they yield more overall, I believe is misleading.
The reason that I switched to organics was because I didn't see enough difference in either growth or anything else to warrant the need for so much monitoring and expensive meters and nutrients. I think that the only provable plus to hydroponics is growth rate.Whereas the cons are chemical aftertaste in the flavour of buds, extreme susceptibility to over/under fertilization, very high initial investment, many things to break and clog, etc.
If grown in a nice airy organic soil mix and watered with good organic amendments, growth enhancers and beneficial fungi (mycorrhizae), you will easily compete with that of a hydroponic system. Your end result will be full flavored, non-chemical tasting buds. They can be arguably, slightly more potent due to the fact that, as of now, science cannot compete with Mother Nature and naturally occurring elements.
Bottom line - unless you are obsessed with fittings, toys and technology (and many are) organics can grow nearly as fast, just as big (if not bigger), better tasting and IMHO more potent buds. And they do this with very little initial investment, and are very forgiving of newbie mistakes.
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