HYDROPONICS word comes from Greek HYDRO = ” WATER” and PONOS = ” LABOUR”.
- It is the art of growing plants without soil , that’s why its also called soilless farming .
- Plants don’t need soil, but they do need the vitamins and minerals that soil can provide for them.
- Plants also need light, water, carbon dioxide and oxygen at the root zone.
- In hydroponics, plants are grown in an inert medium such as Leca (extended clay aggerregate ) or coco peat.
- they are feeded with a solution containing a perfected mix of macro and micro-nutrients.