For some plants, they will grow with just water, and no soil is necessary. You can place them by their roots into the water and they will continue to grow, or you can just use seeds and they will grow in the water. There are some plants where you can just take the stems of certain plants and place them in the water for them to grow. The best part is that you only need to have a handful of seeds to get started.
- Place your seeds in a sieve and place (but don’t submerge) the sieve in a container of water.
- Make sure that the seeds are always moist and regularly top off the container with fresh water.
- New plants can be propagated from the stems of your new plants, as opposed to starting from seeds.
“Hydroponics, as the name suggests, uses water as the main medium to grow plants. Instead of soil, the roots derive nutrition from water.”