What does hydroponics mean?
We hear a lot about hydroponics but not everyone knows what it is.
Let’s start from the origins of the name!
This word comes from the ancient Greek ὕδωρ hýdor and means water + πόνος pónos, work. By hydroculture we mean one of the cultivation techniques without soil.
The origins of hydroponics are very ancient, dating back to the Babylonian Assyrians who practiced it near waterways. This technique was then rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century and treated with modern techniques.
In this way, hydroponics spread and became a well-known cultivation practice.
The plants’ roots grow and feed through water with or without the support of an inert substrate, depending on the techniques, this substrate can be expanded clay, perlite, vermiculite, coconut fiber, rock wool, zeolite.