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Gardeners Get Splashy for Hydroponics Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Nov 19, 2014, 11:41 pm

$ 1Abaponics.jpgA new fad is emerging for gardeners, which is known as hydroponics. 

According to the Contra Costa Times News, "Hydroponics may sound new age and faddish, but the practice of growing plants in water, not soil, has been around for centuries. Contra Costa Master Gardeners Linda McChesney and Dana Westphal told the Our Garden class this week that the practice is gaining in popularity with home gardeners and commercial growers. With the risk that our top soil will be depleted in 30 to 50 years, more people are taking a serious look at hydroponics."

Hydroponics basically involves gardening without using soil. 

As reported by the Contra Costa Times News, "Hydroponics use less water and take up less space, and the yields can be 20 percent greater. Growing plants in water can be done inside or out."

Hydroponics is most popular in California.

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