Comparing soil and hydroponic system 50%-100%+ increase in tomato and pepper production
Tomatoes (above) and Peppers Tomatoes (above) and peppers (below) in Soil (below) hydroponically grown
After 10 years of growing in the same soil, we decided this year to do a comparison of tomato and colored bell pepper production in the soil and in a hydroponic system at our demonstration and training center in Culiacan Mexico.
We transplanted the crops on September 6, 2017 into the soil and the hydroponic system inside the retractable roof house that has stationary insect nets installed below the retractable white cooling roof. A second planting will be done in early February to produce into the summer heat.
1.8kg of beefsteak tomatoes 4.6 kg harvested from harvested from 10 plants 10 plants in the hydroponic in the soil (variety Evimeria) system (142% increase)
.96kg of red bell pepper 1.9kg of red bell pepper harvested from 10 plants grown harvested from 10 plants in the soil grown hydroponically
.995kg of yellow mini bell 2.125kg of yellow mini bell peppers harvested from peppers harvested from 10 plants grown in the soil 10 plants grown hydroponically
For more information about the crop performance and minimal disease and insect challenges that were faced inside the retractable roof with insect nets, watch this video.