Category Archives: Hydroculture

How To Build A Glass Jar Aquaponics Herb Garden

How to build a glass jar aquaponics herb garden

The biggest advantage to aquaponics is not having to purchase nutrient solution. Typically aquaponic systems are larger scale, but with the right supplies, you can build a simple single plant system to grow herbs. It’s simple to build and easy to maintain. Here’s how to build your own glass jar aquaponics herb garden.

What You Need To Make A Glass Jar Aquaponics Herb  Garden

  • A large glass jar with lid ring
  • 3-inch net pot
  • Grow medium, I will be using hydroton clay pebbles
  • Beta fish
  • Aquarium water conditioner
  • Plant, clone, or starter cube with seed
  • Decorative rock (optional)

Steps To Building A Glass Jar Aquaponics System

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9 Advantages Of Hydroponic Gardening

 advantages of hydroponic gardening

Ability To Garden  in Urban Areas, One Of The Greatest Advantages of Hydroponic Gardening

Over 3 billion people in the world live in cities. The need for homes, businesses, and infrastructure dominates, leaving little to no space for traditional gardens. You can pretty much put a hydroponic system anywhere. Hydroponics doesn’t require soil, so you can grow plants where you normally could not, like inside your apartment or on top[...]

Choosing Quality Seeds for Your Hydroponic Garden

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Often times the importance of using quality seeds are overlooked when gardening. Choosing quality seed for your garden may be one of the least expensive aspects of your hydroponic garden, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Many gardeners are gardening for the enjoyment, savings, to know where their food comes from, and also[...]

Growing Hydroponic Vegetables

There’s something special about growing hydroponic vegetables. Everybody has seen a typical backyard garden. It’s no surprise walking out into a backyard garden to find some wonderful vegetables, but what if you saw some of those same vegetables growing on their back porch? What if you saw some of those same vegetables being grown in the middle[...]

What Is Aquaponics?

The first hydroponic plant I grew was a tomato plant in a 5 gallon bucket. I had used an old paint bucket, a leftover air pump, and an old air stone I had used in my aquarium. Like many starting out hydroculture gardening, after my[...]

What is Hydroponics?

Hydroponics is the process of growing plants without soil, instead using nutrient rich water. Often times a grow medium is used to stabilize the root system, anchoring the plant. Roots are in direct contact with the nutrient[...]