Basics of Hydroponics

The word hydroponic is derived from the Creek words hydro (water) and ponos (labor), meaning water working. The modern definition of hydroponics is the science of growing plants without soil by using an inert medium such as coconut fiber, water, peat, Vermiculite, Perlite, Rockwool, and many others. Soil is not needed because a nutrient solution is supplied to the plants and contains all the essential elements needed for normal growth and development.

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Hydroponic crops can be grown indoors or in outdoor beds. Most often, hydroponic growers use beds, troughs, tanks, or bags inside a controlled environment like a closet or spare room. This controlled environment allows the grower immense control over the performance of their marijuana plants. Crop production and quality is highest with optimum levels of light, temperature, humidity and CO2 (carbon dioxide). Nutrients are supplied to the growing plants in a nutrient solution that is pumped or dripirrigated around the roots.

People interested in growing indoors are often intimidated by the word "hydroponics." The word itself sounds technical, complex, and expensive, but for the purposes of growing a small number of plants in a closet

or basement, it really isn't. The following are some basic questions and misconceptions about what hydroponics is and how regular, everyday people can use it to their benefit.

Hydroponics is not a "new" technology, it is has been in general use for thousands of years. The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt enjoyed fruits and vegetables grown hydroponically. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Hanging Gardens, was in fact a hydroponic garden. Hydroponics is not new,just different.