Hydroponic growing is a horticultural method for growing crops, including cannabis, without the use of soil. In place of soil, growers use a mineral nutrient solution in a water-based solvent. Occasionally, growers may also use clay pebbles and sand.
What is hydroponic growing?
Space saving: A hydroponics system is a major space saver that may require 20% less room than soil cultivation.
Do hydroponic plants grow faster than soil-based plants?
If the pros of hydroponics outweigh the cons, you may be ready to try your hand at employing this growing medium in your home.
This article was co-authored by Lauren Kurtz. Lauren Kurtz is a Naturalist and Horticultural Specialist. Lauren has worked for Aurora, Colorado managing the Water-Wise Garden at Aurora Municipal Center for the Water Conservation Department. She earned a BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from Western Michigan University in 2014.
wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback. In this case, 97% of readers who voted found the article helpful, earning it our reader-approved status.
This article has been viewed 1,200,058 times.