hydroponic food (see previous blog).
There seems to be a misconception about the taste of food grown hydroponically, when it is done correctly produce has a sweet clean taste, what is more a lot of things grown hydroponically will taste better than you have ever tasted.
This year we grew 26 different strains of tomato, 16 different chilli and a multitude of other herbs and veg, we grew them hydroponically, but crucially not commercially. See www.hanginggardenuk.com
The difference between fruit and veg being grown hydroponically at home, or in a commercial set up is massive. Over 15% of the tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers sold commercially in this country are grown hydroponically, this figure is increasing.
The problem with commercial growing is the high concentration of nitrate they have to use, calcium nitrate,in tomato production this is increased to an extremely high level at the time of the first trusses, this is done to ensure the fruit is firm and thick skinned, NOT FOR TASTE BUT SIMPLY BECAUSE IT TRAVELS BETTER AND DOES NOT BRUISE OR BURST
We grow with a far lower level of nitrates, we are growing purely for the taste, and most things grown correctly in hydroponics taste far better than anything available in supermarkets.We have invited dozens of people, friends, relations and total strangers to taste this years harvest, every single one of them agreed that the tastes were sensational.
IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CAN HONESTLY SAY THEY HAVE TASTED HYDROPONIC HOME GROWN (CORRECTLY GROWN) FRUIT AND VEG.