Hydroponics is a subset of hydro culture, which is the growing of plants in a soil less medium, or an aquatic based environment. Hydroponic growing uses mineral nutrient solutions to feed the plants in water, without soil.
Hydroponics is the technique of growing any plant without implanting it in soil.
A couple of years back, botanists discovered that plants soak up nutrients through the water which soaks the soil around the roots.
Soil works as a reservoir for things like nutrient material and also as a medium by which the plant may strengthen itself.
When the water supplied to plants already has the needed organic material, and plants are secured or even suspended by other method, then soil becomes unnecessary.
This discovery of this kind of farming excited botanists and also interested people that were involved with agriculture; however, it did not cause a fast revolution in farming.
As people started to be worried about the pesticides, as well as other toxins in plants produced by large-scale farming operations, need for hydroponics all of a sudden increased.
For those of us who love growing plants these are exciting times indeed. We are no longer limited by climate or by season in the pursuit of our harmless pleasures. We can now grow virtually any plant at virtually any time of the year – the only limitation is our imagination. The simple, effective hydroponic systems now available, coupled with modern horticultural lighting, have transformed our hobby and freed us to grow our favorite plants where and when we choose.