By: Ashton Willis
The process of growing plants in sand, gravel, and liquid, with added nutrients but without soil.
Types of Systems
Water culture- Have a simple hydroponic set-up where the plants are directly exposed to nutrient solution.
Aeropronics- A more sophisticated and high tech method which entails suspension of the plants above special nozzles that mist the nutrient solution directly on the roots.
Disadvantages and Advantages
- You can grow anywhere.
- You can grow all year round.
- No mulching, tilling, changing of soil, and weeding.
- The tools required for a hydroponic system aren't cheap.
- Constant supervision is required
- If a disease appears all plants in the container will be affected.