Category Archives: Hydroponic Systems

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)

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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 [...] 

What Is Nutrient Film Technique- NFT Hydroponics?

Nutrient film technique, or NFT for short, is a very simple hydroponic method. Its simplicity makes it popular for both hydroponic gardening at home and on a commercial scale. NFT hydroponics systems are usually set up to grow many plants at a time.

What Plants Grow Best in NFT Hydroponic Systems?

While [...] 

What Is Drip Hydroponics?

Drip hydroponics can work well for many different types of hydroponic gardeners. Since drip hydroponics can be so versatile, it’s used by beginners on up to commercial growers. The process is simple and allows you the ability to control exactly how [...] 

What Is Wick Hydroponics?

The wick hydroponics are the most simplistic hydroponic systems there are. It can be a completely passive system so there is no need for pumps or electricity. Since there are no moving parts, there is no need to worry about any system failures or parts [...] 

What Is Ebb And Flow Hydroponics?

The ebb and flow system also called a flood and drain system. This is one of my favorite methods of hydroponics due to its ease of use, capabilities, and reliability. With the right system, you can customize an ebb and flow system to grow just about [...] 

What Is Deep Water Culture (DWC) Hydroponics

Deep water culture hydroponics is a popular method for at-home gardeners. Not only is it effective, but it’s an extremely easy hydroponic system to assemble and maintain. For those that are new to hydroponics, using deep water culture hydroponics [...]