Some of you know me, and for years I've grown in soil.
I've enjoyed growing organically, it makes you feel proud....
go ahead say it. "I grew my weed organically"
We almost wear it on our chest like a badge of honor.
you get your various products, your bat guano and what not...
you brew your tea and wholla you fed your soil, which fed your roots,
which fed your plant.
Now i get the initial fear when you hear someone who is not growing organically...
but its a misnomer to judge a salt based grow vs organic,
as you would lets say an organic/free range chicken vs perdue...
In the instance of growing a pot plant, all a non organic grow means is,
getting your nutrients from salt based compounds to form the needed levels on n-p-k.
now remember above we mentioned that.... you fed your soil, which fed your roots,
which fed your plant. think about that, its pretty inefficient, dont ya think?
Its very inefficient, to say the least.
Using a soilless grow or a hydro grow using salt based nutes, you can eliminate alot of that and use the roots to feed your plant directly, why because (in simple terms) the salt based nutes are more easily digested by the plant, hence the increase in yeild. Which can be dramatic.