Hydroponic cultivation is an artificial means of providing plants with support and a reservoir for nutrients and water.
The simplest and oldest method for soilless culture is a vessel of water in which inorganic chemicals are dissolved to supply all of the nutrients that plants require. Often called solution culture or water culture, the method was originally termed hydroponics (i. e., “water working”) by W. F. Gericke in the 1930s. Over the years, hydroponics has developed throughout the world as a commercial means of growing both food and ornamental plants. A growing media is sometimes used in hydroponic systems to provide plant support, and retain some nutrients and water. The growing media is then placed inside plastic bags, slabs or containers.
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Source: Fresh Studio
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