Category Archives: Types Of Hydroponic Systems

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 money on building your system and increasing profitability if you’re looking to sell your product. [...] 

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 plants. [...] 

How To Build A 5 Gallon Hydroponic Bucket

Deep Water culture

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 use hydroponic buckets when growing like tomatoes, watermelons, cucumbers and pumpkins, and they grow big! Why does the deep water culture hydroponics work so well? The plant roots are suspended in the nutrient rich water that is pumped full of oxygen, giving the plant what it needs. Instead of using energy to expand the root system in search of water and nutrients, the plants can instead focus all that energy on the production in growth and on its fruits. [...] 

What is Aeroponics?

Aeroponics

Aeroponics is considered more of an advanced hydroponic method of gardening. Some do not consider Aeroponics to be a true hydroponics method as the plant roots are not submerged in water. Instead with Aeroponics, plants are often placed in small holes or slits to stabilize the plant while the roots are suspended in the air. The nutrient solution is sprayed over the roots while being exposed to maximum oxygen. Though considered more advanced, Aeroponics isn’t really that difficult and operates under the same principles as other hydroponic methods. Aeroponics work great for a variety of different vegetables and herbs and could also be used for some root vegetables. Vine plants such as tomatoes and watermelons, leafy greens and many herbs are all known to grow well with Aeroponics[...] 

What Is Nutrient Film Technique- NFT Hydroponics?

nutrient film technique 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 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 much nutrient solution your plants are getting. Drip systems can be set up to be customizable, growing a single plant or many plants at a time. [...] 

What Is Wick Hydroponics?

wick hydroponic system

A basic wick system ready to add grow medium, a plant and nutrient solution. [...] 

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 any type of plant with success. [...] 

What Is Deep Water Culture (DWC) Hydroponics

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 is a great place to start. Don’t let the ease of use fool you, this method of hydroponics is extremely effective. [...] 

6 Different Types Of Hydroponic Systems

Since there are many different options when it comes to hydroponic systems, it can be hard to decide what unit may work best for you. Here’s a quick overview of some of the different types of hydroponic systems. Click on the name to find out more about each method. [...]