Peppers Hydroponics

Hydroponics Grown Peppers.

Peppers are high value crops. Mankind has used pepper for various ailments, such as pain relieve, asthma and even headaches. It has been considered as a potential treatment for elevated blood cholesterol. Peppers contain a varied amount of essential minerals and vitamins.

There has never been any doubt about the importance of it in human diet. Hydroponics is a farming system that focuses on direct nutrient application by the farmer, as opposed to soil plantation and the drawbacks that it entails such as pest infestation presence of competing weeds. With the direct nutrient application the farmer will give the crop an added advantage, as well as an opportunity to grow entirely to it’s potential. Economically that will result to better products and usually better financial reward for the farmer. Peppers can grow on any temperature from 45- 80 degrees, and that factor makes it an ideal candidate for amateur and professional growers. Peppers does not do well on extreme cold therefore a cover from an abusive weather is always an advantage for the grower, and the crop. Apart from the need for a stable favorable temperature, it has been found that peppers do well in such ph from 4.3 to 8.7. The range is reasonable, and that gives the farmer some leverage and opportunity to tinker with his farming routine. Since there is a good range n temperature need, this again gives the farmer a chance to play with his own system of farming. Peppers can survive in a wide range of temperature, therefore, a slight exposure to the sun from time to time would not necessarily harm the crop. But this is not to suggest any form abandonment or neglect on the part of the farmer. As is the norm, all hydroponic farming systems need steady hand, so there I is no difference here. Because peppers do not need any interactions with bees or other insects to pollinate, sprouting and budding is self determined, that gives peppers an advantage, because without the contact the peppers are saved from potential harm that usually results from exposure to insects and pesticides. The other advantage is that the farmer does not have to waste time worrying about cleaning the farm area, because hydroponics farming limits that need, because of it’s inherent cleanliness. So more time is devoted to caring for the produce. There would not be any interaction with weeds that may compete with the crop for nutrients, and that means that the crops have more food and therefore a better chance to grow better and quicker. And in the long run these means better investment report for the grower.

Of course the most important advantage for using this system is the fact that anyone could engage on the system without owning huge real estates.