After many years of wishing, I finally decided to try hydroponics. I don't know much about it, so it will be a trial and error process, for sure. I am starting with one bucket. I washed the dirt off the roots of the plants and placed them in the hydroponic rocks. The is a little pump in the bottom that aerates the water, and I added nutrients to the water. The ph of our water is about 7.5. I think it's supposed to be around 5.5-6. We will see how it goes. The other plants are still alive, for the most part. I had to take a couple of containers out because I couldn't keep the aphids down. The ladybugs didn't help like I had hoped. But, we have some peppers for fajitas, a little lettuce, and a few mouth watering, fresh tomatoes that taste like tomatoes instead of cardboard. The Gerber Daisies are still blooming and I am saving the seeds for spring. The geraniums are blooming away and I am hoping to take cuttings and propagate them in the next couple of months. It only takes a few minutes a day, and I like being able to do a little gardening in the winter.