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Hydroponics at home: It doesn’t have to be hard, or ugly
Plants in pots mounted on vertical wires

Photo taken by Lizzy McGowan

The International Space Station and your 500-square-foot studio have more in common than you might think: Both environments are a great place to experiment with hydroponics. Hydroponic systems grow plants not in soil but in water that is enriched with nutrients. The process is water-efficient and can be done easily in tight quarters. Gene Giacomelli, a professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at the University of Arizona and director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, said that for those interested in commercial agriculture, incorporating hydroponics into large-scale production seems the way of the future. But is it possible to create a hydroponic system at home? Absolutely, Giacomelli said. Read full article at The Washington Post