Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture and is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral solution only, or in an inert medium, such as perlite, Vermiculite, coco peat or gravel. The earliest published work on growing plants without soil was the book Sylva Sylvarum, 1627 by Francis Bacon, printed a year […]

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