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Hydroponics

Definition:

Growing vegetables and fruits (such as lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers) in water with nutrients washing over the roots of the plants, without the use of soil.

Example of Hydroponics:

Hydroponics plants maximizes the use of minimal space. Without having to use soils, urban gardeners could use recycled plastic bottles as hydroponic containers to grow the vegetables that they desire.
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Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family and was first cultivated by Egyptians from seed-prized weed into an edible leafy green.