In soil, bacteria have to break down the dirt into the basic
elements of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium as well as
Balanced plant food (the nutrient solution) is dissolved directly
into water so the plant may receive perfect nutrition at all
Soil is not able to produce as much nutrient per area as the
root system is able to take up.
Hydroponics takes the desired amount of food directly to the
root rather than making plant's roots look for it.
Soil loses its nutritional value and is difficult to measure
in terms of pH and fertility.
The pH and nutritional value of the water are easily measured
and maintained, so plants always have enough to eat.
Only when you water your soil plants, the basic elements can
dissolve into the water.
In a hydroponic system, moisture is present for extended periods
of time or for all the time.
Soil plays host to many nasty little creatures.
Hydroponics growing mediums are inert and sterile making a
very hygienic environment for the plant and owner.
Soil requires a lot more watering, has a higher occurrence
of pests, plants grow slower, need more space and constant
Hydroponics increases plant growth and yield per area, decreases
pests and diseases and the need to water plants.