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Intro to Hydroponics

What is Hydroponics?

  • It is a means of soil-less growing
  • Roots are grown in a inert medium that provides structure, but not nutrition
  • Provides good structure for the roots to grow into
  • Allows water to freely flow through

Modern Uses

  • Super Markets
  • Highly-Populated Cities
  • Populated Deserts
  • Inhospitable Areas

Why Hydroponics?

  • Can be grown almost anywhere
  • Good option for indoor growing
  • Efficiency
  • Uses little space

The big debate: Organic v.s. Inorganic

  • All plants require elementary chemical nutrients (e.g. NPK)
  • The environmental impact depends on the scenario:

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