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Now that shemittah is over, we can once again experiment with growing plants. If you live in Eretz Yisrael, the next time you go shopping for fruits and vegetables, take a look at the packaging of the leafy vegetables. Do you see anywhere written מצע מנותק? This means the vegetable was grown using a special method called hydroponics.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

What is hydroponics?

This is the growing of plants without any soil — water, sand, or gravel are used instead. This technique revolutionized the whole planting industry in places where there isn’t much soil. For example, huge expanses of sandy desert inEretzYisraelhave been transformed into massive vegetable farms.  

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