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hydroponics

the science of growing plants without soil, in which the roots are suspended in aerated water containing known quantities of chemicals that can be adjusted to suit changing conditions. The method is increasingly common in the glasshouse cultivation of, for example, tomatoes and cucumbers.

hydroponics

a method of cultivating plant growth without soil. Based on use of a solution containing all essential plant nutrients. The plant material is harvested at about 2 weeks of age. The herbivore's equivalent of sprouts or shoots in the human diet. Called also sprouted grain.
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Although hydroponically grown vegetables did not impact obesity indices (BMI) in this sample, the lack of variety of fruits and vegetables consumed identifies potential deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals.
When artist Britta Riley began growing her own food hydroponically in the window of her fifth floor Brooklyn apartment in 2009--and sharing her findings with like-minded folks all over the world via the Internet--the Windowfarms Project was born.
Plants can also be grown hydroponically, as long as they are supplied with proper nutrients.
A number of items like lamps and heaters, traditionally used to grow the drug hydroponically, were seized.
Farmers growing crops hydroponically in greenhouses, control light and temperature so crops can be grown year-round.
There are severed different ways to garden hydroponically, but the common denominators between the methods are the water, the hydroponic nutrient, and the soil-less substrate.
In the August NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY, he and Hong-Xia Zhang of the University of Toronto report that their altered plant can grow hydroponically in solutions with sodium chloride concentrations of 200 millimolar (mM).
Production is more expensive but has been compensated for by better yields possible through building left high houses and growing hydroponically with optimum conditions achieved through computerised controls.
Water from the fish tanks is pumped to the greenhouse's upper level, where basil (sold under the Waterfield Farms name at area supermarkets) is grown hydroponically in a nutrient-rich solution instead of soil.
But growing strawberries hydroponically eliminates the need for methyl bromide on this crop.
As a leader in innovation for fresh produce, Apio views Windset as the most advanced hydroponic vegetable producer in North America, where the demand for hydroponically grown produce is rising rapidly.
Aquaponics is, "a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water.