•When home hydroponics first emerged on the scene a few decades ago, honestly, the produce was not that tasty. But that's all changed due to modern methods and superior nutrients. Grocery-bought vegetables have been bred to ship tough, last for weeks, and look great on the shelf... but they are bland! Blah! Tasteless! Hydroponic veggies are more delicate and tender... and they taste great!
•It's been proven that hydroponically grown vegetables can have up to 50% more vitamin content (particularly vitamin A, all B complexes, C and E) than conventional crops.
•Food is of a high quality. Fruit and vegetables have a high biological and dietary value. Crops for household consumption are harvested when they are ready to be used. Hence, produce is fresh and has its nutritional and medicinal properties intact (vitamins, minerals, phyto-nutrients, etc).
•Higher yields and shorter times between harvests. Hence, total output is greater than the case of conventional soil systems.
•High efficiency in the use of irrigation water. Water is recycled and does not pollute the environment.
WEEDS!!! If you've ever had a soil garden, you will understand how liberating this is. No weeds, no weed killers, no back-breaking labor, no despair when you come back from vacation to find an overgrown weed patch where your melons used to be.
•There's also no tilling, plowing, hoes, wheelbarrows or bags of manure to deal with. Ugh!