Cost of hydro vs dirt tomato growing
It seems like the cost of growing one tomato plant in a 5 gallon bucket using hydro nutrient solution is way more expensive than growing the tomato plant in the same 5 gallon bucket using a combination of potting mix, worm castings, worm tea, liquid fertilizer, etc. Has this been everyone's conclusions also?
I contacted Fox Farm about their nutrient triple pack, which costs ~$45 for the three stage nutrient solutions, and they said the three bottles is just enough for one growing cycle of a tomato plant in a 5 gallon bucket. That's quite alot of dough to grow one tomato plant one season.