I’m writing a piece about the soil I make for my girls and it got me to thinking. Now, let me preface this by stating that I’ve never grown hydroponically–my experience is soil. At my last visit to my botany buddy’s store, he made the comment that roots grow by seeking moisture. He said, “it’s the seeking that makes them grow.” Now that can be taken out of context, clearly he knows that roots will grow regardless. But it made me think about the difference between hydro and soil grown plants.
One of the legal producers told me that the main reason they will stay in soil is because of the added support it gives the plant. This producer spent years collaborating with one of the big agricultural colleges here.
Also, isn’t the root system on hydro plants much smaller? Or, if you were to rinse all of the soil off of a plant’s roots, would they look like hydro roots?
Thanks for any input!