The below content replicates the content of the physical exhibit at CSU Spur. It can be used for reference, language translation, and additional accessibility.
Growing Solutions: Greenhouse
Greenhouses allow food to grow with limited space and land. Hydroponics is a way to grow plants directly in water with nutrients and without soil. Hydroponics is often used inside greenhouses – combining these two ideas!
Hydroponic systems in greenhouses have many benefits, including using less water, producing less nutrient waste, and often growing more food. Lettuce and other greens, herbs, tomatoes, and cucumbers are often grown this way. What other familiar plants can you find inside Terra’s greenhouse?
Image caption: One of the most common hydroponic systems is nutrient film technique (NFT) where plants are grown in water and nutrients instead of growing in soil. Photo courtesy of CSU.