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Hydroponics has gained popularity in recent years. Hydroponics may be defined as the science of growing plants without soil. A nutrient solution that contains all the essential elements needed for optimum growth and development is delivered directly to the plant. Hydroponics is not only a convenient and affordable method of farming but also contributes to a sustainable lifestyle. The growth rate of a hydroponic plant is 30-50% faster than a soil-based plant grown under the same conditions. Hydroponics can help address the issue of food shortages globally and bring fresh, healthful produce closer to densely-populated areas. With the advancement of technology, the footprint required for hydroponics is decreasing. Hydroponics allows people to grow plants year-round, regardless of unfavorable weather or environmental conditions such as poor soil. Hydroponic cultivation in urban and suburban spaces can be a bonding activity for family and friends, thus boosting people’s mental health.