hydroponics

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Hydroponic Greenhouse in Armenia 1.jpg

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hydro- (water) +‎ Ancient Greek πονος (ponos, work, labour) +‎ -ics.

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hydroponics (uncountable)

  1. The cultivation of plants in a nutrient solution rather than in the soil. [from 1937]
    • 2013, Nathaniel Cross, The Guide To Hydroponic Gardening For The Novice: How To Grow Great Vegetables Without Soil, Speedy Publishing LLC (→ISBN)
      Despite relying on water alone to grow plants, hydroponics systems require 90 percent less water than crops grown in soil, due to water recycling and the self-contained nature of the system. Because of the closed nature of the system, it is []

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