Hydroponics

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What is hydroponics
the process of growing plants in sand, gravel, or liquid, with added nutrients but without soil.
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Where can hydroponics be used
With hydroponics, plants can be grown anywhere where no soil exists and light is available.
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What does removing soil reduce?
Any risk of soil organisms causing disease
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What sort of crops are used
High-value crops due to the cost
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Is it sustainable
Overall its sustainable
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Is maintenance required
Yes, due to the scienfitic nature of the scheme, constant maintenance is required
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Name a case study about hydroponics
Thanet Earth Kent
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What is Thanet Earth
Thanet Earth is a large industrial agriculture / plant factory project consortium in the United Kingdom. Located on the Isle of Thanet, in Kent it is the largest greenhouse complex in the UK, covering 90 hectares, or 220 acres of land
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What crops are grown at Thanet Earth
tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers (not leafy greens such as lettuce).
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How many greenhouses are located at thanet earth
7 - anticipated one crop for each
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How much did Thanet Earth cost
£135 million
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how tall can the crops grow
The plants can grow to great lengths. Pepper plants will reach several metres tall, and some varieties of tomato plants will reach over 15 metres in total
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