General Hydroponics

Is Hydroponics Organic or Not?
The Ongoing Discussion Regarding Whether Is Hydroponics Organic or Not?   Whether you’ve been a hydroponic grower for a while or just starting out as a beginner, you might be wondering whether hydroponics is organic. This question is not as...
Best Ways to Power a Hydroponic System
What is The Best Ways to Power a Hydroponic System?   If you’re looking to start a hydroponic garden, you probably already know it will likely need power to run pumps, grow lights, and other things, like fans, AC, a...
Do You Need an Air Pump for Hydroponics
If The Plant's Roots Are Submerged in Water, Do You Need an Air Pump for Hydroponics?   You’ve probably heard that many hydroponic systems have air pumps and you might be wondering what they are for and whether your system needs one....
Do Hydroponic Plants Need Sunlight?
If They Are Grown Indoors Do Hydroponic Plants Need Sunlight?   As you may well know, hydroponic systems are typically set up indoors, so you might be wondering whether hydroponic plants need sunlight. The short answer to that would be...
Do Hydroponic Plants Taste Different?
Do Hydroponic Plants Taste Different and Do They Lack Nutrients?    Many hydroponic growers are concerned about things such as whether hydroponic plants taste different than the ones grown in soil and if they lack nutrients. Hydroponic plants are essentially...
Does Hydroponics Make Plants Grow Faster?
Do Plants Grown in Soil grow Faster or Does Hydroponics Make Plants Grow Faster?    Hydroponics is a gardening method that allows you to grow plants in a nutrient-rich solution, without any soil. You’ve probably heard that hydroponics makes plants grow...
Is Hydroponics Easy for Beginners?
How Accessible Is Hydroponics Easy for Beginners?   You may have heard about hydroponics, but you might be a bit overwhelmed with all the technical details and different types of hydroponic systems, so you might be wondering what is so...
Hydroponic Setup Costs and Advice
Guidance on Hydroponics Setup Costs   Hydroponics is becoming more and more popular, and for a good reason. It’s an efficient way of growing food indoors without having to rely on the weather, which can be so volatile. In addition,...
Hydroponic Systems' Running Costs
An Easy Guide For Calculating Hydroponic Systems' Running Costs   If you’re considering building a hydroponic system, you’ve probably heard that hydroponics uses 80–90% less water than traditional gardening; however, it requires electricity to run pumps and grow lights, plus...
Disease Management in Hydroponics
Complete Guide to Disease Management in Hydroponics   Even though plants grown hydroponically are much less likely to get diseases than plants grown in soil, unfortunately, it can still happen. Below you will find a guide to disease management in hydroponics...
Common Problems in Hydroponics
Troubleshooting Common Problems in Hydroponics   This article is intended to be a one-stop-shop for troubleshooting common problems in hydroponics. You can learn from mistakes, and although that’s not the easy way, it’s a valuable lesson that you learn to...
Pest Control For Hydroponic Growers
Pest Control and Preventing Pest Infestations in Hydroponics   Hydroponic gardening indoors makes you less at risk of having pest infestations compared to outdoor gardening, but you can still get them. Many hydroponic gardeners state that despite trying your hardest...
Increase Yield In Your Hydroponic Garden
Tips and Techniques to Increase Yield in Hydroponic Gardening   When you grow vegetables, fruits, or herbs, you want them to be fruitful and produce a decent yield. Yield is a term that refers to how much crop you harvest...
Hydroponics vs Soil - Which is Better?
Which Method is Better for Growing Your Plants? Hydroponics vs Soil   You may have heard about hydroponics, and you might be wondering what is so great about it and whether it’s better than growing plants in soil. Hydroponics is...
Hydroponics vs Aeroponics Explained
Hydroponics vs Aeroponics - What's the Difference?   If you’re familiar with hydroponics, it’s highly likely you’ve also heard about other “-ponics”, like aquaponics or aeroponics. We’ve covered what aquaponics is, how it works, and how to build an aquaponic...
Hydroponics for the Home Grower
The Best Advice for the Home Grower Starting out in Hydroponics    As we move into the warmer summer months (in the northern hemisphere) you may be curious about growing plants hydroponically outside in your garden. Now is a great time...
Integrated Pest Management - Thrips
What’s Eating My Plants?! Part 1 - Thrips and Integrated Pest Management    Insect pests can be the enemy of growing hydroponic vegetables. Let’s discuss how we can apply integrated pest management to tackle one of the most common pests...
What is Integrated Pest Management? - Part 2: Biological Pest Control
What is Integrated Pest Management? Part 2 - Examples of Biological Pest Control   Integrated pest management (IPM) in agriculture is an easy way to keep your garden or grow room naturally free from pests. One key premise of IPM...
What is Integrated Pest Management? - Part 1
What is Integrated Pest Management? Part 1 - An Overview of Integrated Pest management   One of the greatest threats to the success of your hydroponic operation is insect pests. Often hard to see and confusing to identify, insect pests can...
What Does Hydroponically Grown Mean?
What Does Hydroponically Grown Mean? And what are the Pros and Cons?   Perhaps you’ve been at the market and you’ve seen lettuce, tomatoes, herbs or other produce labeled “Hydroponically Grown,” and you’ve wondered what that means. It’s actually very...
Exploring The Advantages of Hydroponics
The Advantages of Hydroponics: Practical and Environmental   If you have a backyard with some dirt in it, you might be wondering what the advantages of hydroponics are. Why not just grow vegetables in dirt? It’s free! Plants like to...