What is hydroponics and how does it work?

Any plant needs sunlight, water and nutrients to grow.

But even in special conditions and controlled climate, the plant can be grown only in water, sand, or pebbles.

Hydroponics is a technique in which a plant or any type of crop is grown only in water, sand, or pebbles even in a controlled climate.

Hydroponics is a method that uses a solution for growing plants instead of using soil.

There are many ways to use this technique and it is very useful.

Hydroponics is a type of hydroculture in which plants are cultivated without soil using a water solvent containing minerals and fertilizer solutions.

Terrestrial plants can be grown with only their roots, roots exposed to a nutrient liquid, or roots physically supported by media such as gravel.

The nutrients used in hydroponic systems can come from many different sources,

including fish excrement, duck manure, purchased chemical fertilizers, or artificial nutrients.

Plants commonly grown hydroponically, on inert media, include model plants such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, lettuce, and hemp.

Benefits of Hydroponics

Hydroponic crops can be packaged and sold while they are alive, increasing the length of freshness.

Hydroponics is a good way to grow plants for areas without good soil, such as Antarctica, space stations and space colonies.

Hydroponics is great for plant teaching and research.