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The earliest food production in a greenhouse was possibly the growing of oﬀ- season cucumbers under “transparent stone” for the Roman Emperor Triberius during the ﬁrst century.
Hydroponics – is a method of growing plants in a water based, nutrient rich solution. Soil is not used in hydroponics instead the root system is supported using an inert medium such as perlite, rockwool, clay pellets, peat moss or vermiculite. The plants are grown by suspending the plant roots in a solution of nutrient-rich, oxygenated water.
Plant Growth – plants grown hydroponically tend to grow faster than soil- grown plants because oxygen and nutrients are delivered and intensively to their roots. The fast growth leads to shorter times until harvest, and more growth cycles can be ﬁt into a given time period.
Advantages of hydroponics
Hydroponics are the most sustainable growing system due to the fact that these farming systems can be built in close proximity to the cities they need to feed.