Origin of hydroponics
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Examples from the Web for hydroponic
Chives, herbs and leafy greens are grown in hydroponic systems that completely submerge plant roots in water without using soil.Vertical Indoor Farms Are Growing in the U.S.
May 7, 2013
The plan is to build a network of one-acre “farms” composed of hydroponic greenhouses.Dylan Ratigan Unplugged: Ex-MSNBC Host Turns Hydroponic Entrepreneur
March 22, 2013
"We'll take the body to the hydroponic farm for the vats," he said.Rebels of the Red Planet
Charles Louis Fontenay
“They designed the hydroponic garden,” said Sally with a certain scorn.Space Platform
Food was furnished by automatic vendors at the Hydroponic Farms.You Too Can Be A Millionaire
Noel Miller Loomis
Are you people getting any fresh vegetables from the hydroponic garden?
It was absurd—until he remembered that there was a hydroponic garden here.
- (functioning as singular) a method of cultivating plants by growing them in gravel, etc, through which water containing dissolved inorganic nutrient salts is pumpedAlso called: aquiculture
C20: from hydro- + (geo) ponics
Word Origin and History for hydroponic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The cultivation of plants in a nutrient-rich solution, rather than in soil, and under controlled conditions of light, temperature, and humidity. Also called aquaculture
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