Category Archives: Hydroponic Systems

Simple Guide To Indoor Grow Light Spectrum & Color Temperature

Choosing the correct light spectrum is one of the 3 main basics of plant lighting. Sunlight and various other types of light that we see is actually made up of several different [...] 

Vertical Hydroponic Tower Gardening

Vertical Hydroponic Tower Gardening

Vertical hydroponic tower gardening is just one of many different methods of hydroponic gardening.  Going vertical can utilize unused ceiling space always your to grow more per square foot. This can be especially important when looking at saving [...] 

How To Grow Hydroponic Strawberries

How To Grow Hydroponic Strawberries

Due to their high water content, strawberries thrive with hydroponics and are actually easier to grow. Here’s a guide to growing hydroponic strawberries.

Getting Hydroponic Strawberries Started

Germinating seeds Strawberry plants are grown from seed can take 2 [...] 

A Grow Light Mover Rail Will Solve Your Lighting Issues

Lights are one of the most important parts of your hydroponic system. They can also be one of the most expensive parts. Skimping on quality lighting is not a good idea, you don’t want to sacrifice¬†quality.

Recently I stumbled across a pretty [...] 

Automatic Siphons Used In Hydroponic Ebb And Flow Systems

The ebb and flow method of hydroponic gardening works by flooding the grow bed over an extended period of time, then quickly draining all the water. You can hook up a timer to the water pump to turn it on and off in intervals or run the pump continuously and [...] 

5 Things To Consider Before Buying A Hydroponic System

Buying a hydroponic system is a fun process, but it’s important to know what you’re looking for. There are many different types of hydroponic systems that use different methods, have more features or work better for growing certain [...] 

How Much Does A Hydroponic System Cost?

When it comes to starting hydroponic gardening as a hobby, the question I get asked the most is how much do hydroponic systems cost. The best answer, is as much as you want to spend. While you could save a little money and build your own, it’s [...] 

8 Benefits Garden Fans Bring To An Indoor Garden

8 benefits garden fans bring to your indoor garden

Many people think garden fans are just used to cool down indoor gardens. In nature, the wind is actually essential for healthy plant growth. Having a fan in your indoor garden provides many benefits. Here are 8 benefits garden fans bring to an [...] 

Different Types of Grow Lights For Hydroponic Gardens

Different types of grow lights for hydroponics

Choosing the right grow light for your hydroponic garden is an important decision. Not all lighting is the same. There are several factors that come into play when choosing which grow light will work for best for the garden you’re growing.

Fluorescent Grow Lights

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL)

When [...] 

Hydroton Expanded Clay Pebbles

hydroton expanded clay

What Are Hydroton Expanded Clay Pebbles?

Hydroton is a brand name that is interchangeably used with expanded clay and clay pebbles. It’s one of the most popular grow mediums used by hydroponic gardeners. Hydroton expanded clay pebbles come from mined clay that is heated in a kiln to [...] 

How To Build A 5 Gallon Hydroponic Bucket

The 5 gallon hydroponic bucket may be the most simple hydroponic systems both to make and take care of. I like to use my 5 gallon hydroponic bucket systems for those plants that produce a lot of fruit, need a lot of water and/ or get big. I usually [...] 

The 3 Basics of Plant Lighting

3 Basics Of Plant Lighting

While gardening indoors brings its many advantages, it also requires finding a light source for your garden. Not all plant lighting is same, as they can come in different intensity and spectrum’s that plants need at certain stages of their [...] 

Picking A Hydroponic Reservoir

hydroponic reservoir

 Finding the right hydroponic reservoir is only as hard as you make it.  You don’t have to go out and spend a bunch of money on reservoir. In fact, you may already have a few items around your house that you could make into a hydroponic [...] 

Using Rockwool For Seed Germination

Rockwool is a popular starter medium that has been used a long time with hydroponics. Smaller rockwool cubes are used for cuttings or seed germination and then transplanted into hydroponic systems. Larger cubes or slabs can be used to grow larger plants. [...] 

What is Aeroponics?

Aeroponics is considered more of an advanced hydroponic method of gardening. Some do not consider Aeroponics [...]