Hydroponics is an increasingly popular method of growing plants that uses a nutrient-rich solution with a water base, which means that soil isn’t used at all in a hydroponics system. Instead, the roots of the plants are supported by such substances as peat moss, clay pellets, perlite, and Rockwool.

The term hydroponics derives from the Greek words for water (hydro) and work (ponos) – “working with water”. In a hydroponic system plant, roots do not grow in soil, but in nutrient-enriched water. Hydroponics is a good method for growing plants, vegetables, and herbs – indoor and outdoor.

It has many advantages over classical cultivation in soil and is particularly suitable for urban gardening on balconies, roofs, or indoors.