For the past year we have continually examined hydroponics and its many benefits. Hydroponics, the practice of growing plants without soil as a growth medium, has been an innovative method of agriculture which is gaining popularity with farmers in the Caribbean.
Since the ‘Green Thumb’ column started in February 2018, I am very pleased to say I received many emails from both backyard gardeners and farmers on how they can build their own hydroponics system.
In Trinidad, most of our leafy vegetables and herbs are now produced hydroponically. There are many social media groups that can be joined where enthusiasts discuss all aspects of hydroponics.