Most plants require both soil and water to grow quickly, and can die without the right amount of water and the right soil type. Hydroponic gardening allows plants to grow without soil, but this technique relies on the addition of nutrients to the water.
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Jessica Alzarana has a Bachelor of Music in music composition from the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in music therapy from Texas Woman's University. Alzarana's essays have been published by UNICEF State of the World Children's Report, BootsNAll, Alarana Atelier, eHow, and Travels.