Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without traditional soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only or in an inert medium, such as stonewool, expanded clay pellets, gravel, or coconut husk. When the required mineral nutrients are introduced into the plant’s water supply soil is no longer required for the plants to thrive. Hydroponics is also a standard technique in biology research and teaching. It is believed that hydroponics allow a gardener to grow plants, fruits, and vegetables in a more efficient and productive manner requiring less labor, time, water, and square footage. You can grow in door year round with hydroponic methods, it is fun and rewarding for the whole family.