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Organic Vs

Organic Vs Synthetic

The growth of a plant throughout the globe, a significant amount of research and expenditures have been invested in finding the best route of production and growth of the plant. With that being said, the two focal points surround the differences between organic and synthetic growth; unfortunately, the term synthetic tends to have a stigma surrounding it. Generally speaking, organic growth refers to the use of solely organic materials to facilitate the growth -- this tends to be plant and animal waste as well as soil itself. On the other hand, synthetic growth refers to the implementation of chemical compounds and, for lack of a better term, unnatural chemical nutrients that are important for plant growth. 
Having noted the primary difference between the two concepts, the question then tends to shift towards the differences between the two styles of growth as well as the primary question of: which is better? First and foremost, let's delve into the positives and negatives of organic and synthetic growth prior to reaching any conclusion.
  • Organic growth, contrary to synthetic growth, tends to be a slower process which contributes to the lack of overfeeding and nutrient burn on the plant. Additionally, organic growing allows for the use of soil which tends to improve over time, allowing for the grower to continue their process in the same position continuously. Arguably the most recognizable factor of this growth variation surrounds the reality that it does not implement any chemical compound or pesticide, yielding a "safer" and "healthier" plant for the grower. Unfortunately, those who choose the route of organic growth will notice a slower process as well as being more expensive. Similarly, organic growth tends to attract pests and insects which can directly cripple the product. 
  • Synthetic growth, generally incorporated in hydroponic grows, also has it's fair share of pros and cons. Prior to discussing these, though, one should understand the basics of hydroponics. Put in the simplest terms, hydroponics is the process of growing plants without soil -- instead, they tend to be grown in gravel or liquid. In contrast to the organic method, synthetic growth tends to boil down to a science with precise measurements and nutrient implementation. On top of that, synthetic nutrients are widely accessible and drastically cheaper than their organic analogous. Unfortunately, synthetic growth is not recommended for new growers as there is an increased risk of nutrient burn and overfeeding with the chemical compounds.
Given the aforementioned information, it is apparent that there is not a simple answer of whether or not synthetic or organic growth is better. The overarching theme relies on a wide array of variables, including the nutrients implemented and whether or not the grower intends on using hydroponics or not. I will note, though, that newer growers with sufficient funds should lean towards organic growth as it allows for a slower growth process with less risk of damaging or entirely destroying the crop. On the other hand, those with some experience and tighter funds should pursue synthetic growth.
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John d - November 15, 2018

Awesome information! Helped me get to a better understanding

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