Growing vegetables without soil

Growing vegetables without soil

Ever tried growing your own vegetable without soil.. in a snap?
This is the enticing poser of the Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB), the country’s national breeding center for all crops (except rice).
Yes, you can grow vegetables without soil.

What is SNAP hydroponics?

The idea of growing plants without soil is no longer new. Many small or big time farmers in Europe and the United states or even in our country are already practicing it.

Hydroponics per see is the science of growing plants without soil while SNAP hydroponics is a low-cost simple system developed primarily for household and vegetable growers. Researchers from IPB said that this technology is suited mainly for urban setting but it can be expanded to commercial scale for high-value and traditionally grown vegetable crops.

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