I choose to grow organic as it is dirt cheap, easy to grow once you get the hang of it, and I do think the buds taste better. I have grown both ways, the last 10 years or so organic.
I care a lot about the environment. Organics is so much better. You don't have to worry about nutrient runoff, the growing media, bottles or packets of fertilizer.
I have nothing against hydroponics apart from it's waste and damage to the environment. I worked for many years in a commercial hydroponic business. Most of us consume hydroponic veges without realising. I don't think it's unhealthy, just that organic is better for us, better for the planet.
On the subject of cost, I've spent about $100 on fertilizer in 10 years and still have most of it left. I recycle potting mixes. I make a lot of my own fertilizer, worm farm products, human urine, bokashi bin, friends chicken poo e.t.c. Not to mention organic teas which are also super cheap. There's a lot you can do for little.
Last edited by hard rain; 06-14-2017 at 11:48 AM..