SNAP Hydroponics - What is SNAP Hydroponics?

SNAP hydroponics* is a cheap and simple method of growing your own vegetables and herbs using a mineral nutrient solution and water without the need for soil and a large space.
Tomatoes in SNAP Hydroponics Grow Box

The SNAP system is ideal for home-based vegetable production, but, can also be adopted for large-scale vegetable production. Like other hydroponic systems, SNAP hydroponics requires less water compared to the conventional method of planting in soil.

SNAP stands for Simple Nutrient Addition Program, which is a technology created by researchers from the University of the Philippines Los BaƱos (UPLB) led by Dr. Primitivo Jose A. Santos and Dr. Eureka Teresa M. Ocampo. The research was funded by the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) of the Department of Agriculture.

If you go by SNAP hydroponics way, you may be able to save more on materials needed as most of the things you need to set-up this system come from recycled materials, such as
  • Styrofoam containers (fruit containers)
  • Used styrofoam or plastic cups.

Compared to other commercially available hydroponic systems, the SNAP hydroponics method does not use electricity and requires less manpower, thus, lessen costs.

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*SNAP Hydroponics is a trademark owned by BAR and UPLB (Co-ownership)

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