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Soil-less Beds
  • Use of soil-less beds enables optimal control of irrigation and fertilization.
  • The water stays in the system and can be reused - thus, lower water costs.
  • Allow for simple disinfecting and higher sanitary conditions.
  • It is possible to control the nutrition levels in their entirety - thus, lower nutrition costs.
  • Suited for individual needs.
  • Chemical and fertilizer resistant.
  • Proper drainage insured.
  • UV resistant.
  • Withstand high temperatures and harsh weather conditions.
  • Warranty depending on type of container.

Disadvantages

  • Require more complex and more intricate irrigation and control systems.
  • Require more professional operating techniques.
  • Do not allow for human error, as root base is smaller and more limited in soil-less media.

Types of Soil – less Media

  • Rockwool, Perlite, Coconut, Volcanic Cinder.
  • Available separately or combined with organic material to increase buffer.
  • Recommended for individual bags, garden beds, polypropylene and Styrofoam encasements.