What is hydroponics?
Hydroponics refers to a method of growing plants without soil. In hydroponics, the cultivation of plants takes place in an aquatic-based environment. Although the concept of growing plants without soil seems contrary to a plant’s nutritional needs, plants can actually grow exceedingly well in soil less grow environments. In order to thrive, plants need water and nutrients, which are traditionally absorbed from the soil in which they are grown. However, if these factors can be supplied through a nutrient-rich solution applied directly to a plant’s root zone, plants can be grown without any soil at all.
Hydroponic systems use nutrient solutions to feed plants, and use other substrates to provide support for roots. Additionally, some hydroponic systems require no substrates at all. There are many different methods and variations of hydroponic gardening, ranging from small, in-home systems to large, complex commercial systems.
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