GROW YOUR OWN WITH THIS COMPACT SYS-
TEM, PERFECT FOR THE URBAN GARDENER.
BY BROOKELYNN MORRIS
Why hydro instead of soil?
Growing hydroponically has
tons of advantages. It actually saves
water! This project uses the same
5 gallons of water over and over again
for a whole week. If you were watering into dirt, it would be difficult, if not
impossible, to collect and recirculate
Hydro also saves space. In a typi-
cal soil garden, the lettuce plant will
only grow as big as the 4" pot will let
it. With hydroponics, the roots of the
plants will actually grow right out of
the pot, allowing the plant to get as
big as it likes. Or at least as big as it
can before you eat it!
Brookelynn Morris believes in the power of water. She has
successfully produced hydroponic crops for 4 years, and each
time, they get better and better. She does her best work in
the bathtub, has an addiction to natural hot springs, and has
been surfing for about a year. Viva H2O.
Photography by Nat Wilson-Heckathorn