Sheffield, United Kingdom, June 18, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- As a nation the British love to grow for themselves. For all the time the UK has been populated, the inhabitants have recognised the fantastic growing potential of our soil [coupled with plenty of rain]. Despite the rise of the modern supermarket, the people of the British Isles still take great pleasure in growing and managing their own food patches.
In the last decade with changing summers, longer spells of rain (often resulting in dramatic floods) and freezing periods in winter, growing has been more difficult to sustain. Having no idea when the spring will arrive, or when the summer months will bring the long awaited sunshine is both frustrating and costly.
One Sheffield based Hydroponics has recognised these factors as one of the driving forces behind the surge in Hydroponics growing. Chris Scorthorne, general manager at Green Spirit Hydroponics, says that many of his customers were simply an older generation who are fed up with poor results: “Time and time again we speak to our customers to find out how they are getting along with their growing efforts. In the last 5 years or so we have had a large increase in custom, many of them of an older age group. One gentleman had grown his own vegetables for 30 years, but said he was fed up with relying on the English weather”.
He went on to add: “Our business has grown on the back of consumers who want a sustainable way of growing their own plants, herbs and vegetables. They want a better chance of getting the right results, and Hydroponics offers them that chance. It also does it quicker, and is cheaper than managing a plot of land, and it’s much warmer indoors during the winter months.”