Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in a water based, nutrient rich solution. Hydroponics doesn’t use soil, the roots are supported with other types of medium like perlite, rockwool, clay pellets, vermiculite, coco coir peat moss and more. The key to hydroponics is the roots come into direct contact with water, nutrients and oxygen. The key advantages to this method of growing is plants grow considerably faster and produce up to 30% more. Hydroponics also uses less water than soil growing.