What is Hydroponics?

http://live.pirillo.com/ – Don Herbert – better known as Mr. Wizard to many of us geeks – passed away on June 12. So, a member of the YouTube community decided to ask for a moment on science out of respect for Mr. Wizard.

What is Hydroponics?

Wikipedia defines hydroponics as:

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions instead of soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only or in an inert medium, such as perlite, gravel or Rockwool. A variety of techniques exist.

Basically, you grow plants in water, and with Chris’s hydroponics kit you can actually grown your own plants in water – it’s a safer and healthier way to eat your food.

While there are some maintenance issues (you need to keep adding nutrients so the plant can sustain itself), overall it’s a great way to grow your own food – and the food tastes better than anything you could buy at McDonalds.

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