Noun: The process of growing plants in sand, gravel, or liquid, with added nutrients but without soil.

When I stayed at my friend’s house the other week she took me to a new grocery store near her.

I was blown away when I saw this lettuce.

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Have you ever seen more beautiful lettuce?

Then, she took me to the observation deck to show me where it grows.

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I will admit, I know nothing of the pros and cons of hydroponic growing systems.

But I do know I was mesmerized by the beauty, symmetry, and precise nature of the process.

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It never ceased to amaze me what people’s minds can create.

Have a great day!

May 23, 2012 — Laura Putnam