Bioponics

Bioponics is a specialized form of hydroponics, focusing on only using organic nutrients in a hydroponic medium. Unlike traditional hydroponics, which can use non-organic nutrients which are readily accessible to plants, bioponics introduces microbes which can break down organic molecules into nutrients into the system. As a result, the process is somewhat more finicky and requires more cleaning, but input costs are lower and the end product is considered to be organic.