Hydroponics is commonly described as growing plants without soil; however, this is not strictly true. A better definition would be that hydroponics is ‘providing all of the plant’s nutrient requirements in soluble form as you water’. Therefore, put in its simplest form, this means you could grow a plant in soil of poor quality, by feeding when you water. Hydroponics is also often considered to be a watch word for indoor gardening as it is seen to cover everything. Some believe hydroponics to be very complicated, but this need not be the case, it is only as difficult or complicated as you make it. There is no doubt it is a more efficient method of growing, but a problem will be seen more quickly and may be much worse.