Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil and instead using a nutrient solution in water . Plants are grown with only their roots exposed to the nutritious liquid. The roots can also by supported by medium such as perlite, gravel, clay or other substrates. 

The nutrients used in hydroponic systems can come from different sources, including  Chemical water soluble fertilizers or with fish waste( Aquaponics)

Plants commonly grown hydroponically can include tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and much more.

Hydroponically grown vegetables and not limited to commercial growers as a result hydroponic gardening is very adaptable to home growers and great for families.  With a variety of different hydroponic growing systems you can easily grow indoors, including a basement with a simple setup