Organic NoTill Living-soil. Nothing even compares. Hydro is just disgusting. Who wants to smoke medicine impregnated by chemicals? And why would you want to support the companies who make them? The same companies making GMOs and pesticides are the same ones making your nutrients.
Organic soil is superior in quality, flavor and effectiveness. Our organic grows have always out yielded conventional grows too. And at a fraction of the cost. Not to mention, farming organically is good for the environment. Conventional practices are destroying the environment and ground water at alarming rates.
The way we see it, using chemical inputs is not farming. If you have to follow a feeding schedule, you are not a grower, just able to follow directions. Same to be said if you prepare a box or Mac n Cheese, it doesn’t make you a chef…
True farming is understanding the ecology and how the system works. You don’t feed the plant, you feed the soil. Take care of your microbes and they take care of your crop. Build the soil and your crop will get better and better every season. Never seen a reason not to grow organically in soil.