Hydroponics is basically a method of growing plants without soil. Instead of having to compete with other plants for nutrients in the soil, hydroponic plants thrive on a nutrient solution that is administered directly and which contains all the necessary minerals. Hydroponic gardening also cuts down on the amount of weeding and digging that is compulsory with soil gardening.

Overall, hydroponic gardeners have more control over the temperature, the light, the water, the nutrient intake and the pests which effect their gardens.

Hydroponics gardening is an easy, environmentally-friendly way to grow a wide variety of healthy plants in a relatively small space. The benefits of growing hydroponically include:

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