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 Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture and is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only or in an inert medium, such as perlite, gravel, mineral wool, expanded clay or coconut husk.

Researchers discovered in the 18th century that plants absorb essential mineral nutrients as inorganic ions in water.[citation needed] In natural conditions, soil acts as a mineral nutrient reservoir but the soil itself is not essential to plant growth. When the mineral nutrients in the soil dissolve in water, plant roots are able to absorb them. When the required mineral nutrients are introduced into a plant's water supply artificially, soil is no longer required for the plant to thrive. Almost any terrestrial plant will grow with hydroponics. Hydroponics is also a standard technique in biology research and teaching. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroponics


 

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Hydroponic gardening is growing plants without soil, in other words, the "garden dirtless." There are many methods of hydroponic gardening, most of which work better than regular soil gardening because it is easier to give the plant exactly what he needs when he needs it. The plants receive only what you give them, and therefore you will be able to regulate the pH, nutrients, nutrient strength, water and the amount of light. It is therefore imperative that you research the type of plants you will be more if you know what they need to survive.

Hydroponic gardening is as hard as you do. It can be complicated if computers with sensors are used to control water cycles, nutrients and sunlight for plants. However, it can be as simple as a hand watered bucket with a single plant. Normal start up hydroponics system usually consists of a couple of basic things: a growing tray, light (natural or artificial), a reservoir, a water pump for irrigation control (or some type of irrigation equipment) , and some kind of air pump to give oxygen to the nutrients.READ MORE

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