FemBioBiz participant: Laina Tulipomwene Mbongo

Laina Tulipomwene Mbongo - Mpela Hydroponics

 

Mpela Hydroponics deals with Hydroponic Farming. Hydroponic farming is a method of growing plants in a soilless solution. In hydroponic gardening systems, plants are placed in a growing medium and nutrients are provided directly to the roots. Many people are surprised that plants don’t require soil to live, but soil sometimes can be a very inefficient growing medium. Plants spend a great deal of energy growing root systems so they can search the soil for the water and nutrients they need to survive. By providing constant and readily available nutrition, hydroponics can allow plants to grow up to 50% faster than they do in soil.