Systems

Maintaining and Cleaning Your Hydroponic System
The Best Advice for Maintaining and Cleaning Your Hydroponic System   Adding Water to Your System   Depending on the type of system you have, you would typically top up your reservoir with water every 2–3 days or maybe even...
Aeroponic Systems Explained and How to Build
What are Aeroponic Systems?   These systems can be a bit trickier to put together. They are quite high tech and therefore tend to be more expensive. In aeroponic systems, the roots of plants are enclosed in a space known...
Ebb and Flow Hydroponic Systems Explained and How to Build
What Are Ebb and Flow Hydroponic Systems?   Ebb and flow hydroponic systems are also sometimes called flood and drain. In this system, your plants are flooded with the nutrient solution on a cycle. Many home gardeners use this technique....
The Kratky Method of Hydroponics Explained and How to Build
What is the The Kratky Method of Hydroponics?   The Kratky method is a form of passive hydroponics. The method was developed by the University of Hawaii researcher Bernard Kratky, who discussed the method in the journal Acta Horticulturae in...
Hydroponics With a Fish Tank Explained
What is it called when you have hydroponics with a fish tank? Aquaponics! Which utilises fish excrement to fertilise your plants.
Dutch Bucket Hydroponics Explained and How to Build
Understanding Dutch Bucket Hydroponics and How to Build Your Own   Even if you’re a beginner to hydroponics, you’ve probably heard about Dutch bucket hydroponics. A Dutch bucket (also known as Bato bucket) is a hydroponic system that uses buckets...
The Vertical Hydroponics Tower Explained and How to Build
What Is a Vertical Hydroponics Tower? And How to Build One   Vertical hydroponics towers are becoming popular among hydroponic growers due to the system’s efficiency and its ability to fit into small gardening spaces. You can purchase vertical hydroponics...
Hydroponic Drip System Explained and How to Build
Everything You Need to Know About The Hydroponic Drip System Including a Step by Step Guide on How to Build   In hydroponic Drip systems, also known as ‘top feed’, the nutrient solution is taken from the reservoir and placed...
Hydroponic Systems for Beginners
Three Simple Hydroponic Systems for Beginners Explained   If you’re just starting out with hydroponics and looking for easy hydroponic systems for beginners, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll cover hydroponic systems that are beginner friendly...
Wick System Hydroponics Explained and How to Build
Wick System Hydroponics: An Easy Guide to Both Understanding and DIY   Wick systems are typically considered to be one of the easiest types of hydroponic systems, and most people can grow plants using this system quite easily. It is...
Hydroponic Water Temperature: The Basics
Understanding the Basics of Hydroponic Water Temperature   So, you’ve started your hydroponic garden and you’re growing wonderful, fresh vegetables, but at some point you notice they’re not doing as well as you’d hoped. You’ve tried changing up your nutrient...
Types of Hydroponic Systems Explained
A Guide to the Different Types of Hydroponic Systems   There are 6 types of hydroponic systems, and each system has its own advantages and disadvantages. There are also numerous variations on these systems.    The 6 most common types...
NFT Hydroponic System Explained
What is an NFT Hydroponic System? And How Does it Work?   Nutrient film technique (NFT) hydroponic systems may seem complicated at first sight, but in reality, they have a relatively simple design. This is one of my favourite types...
Building a PVC Hydroponic System (NFT)
Everything You Need to Know When Building a PVC Hydroponic System (NFT)   One easy way to set up a hydroponic system is by using PVC pipe. PVC is hollow plastic/vinyl pipe used for plumbing and drainage. The pipes are...
Cooling the Water Temperature in Your Hydroponic Reservoir
How To Keep The Water in your Reservoir Cool   One problem with having a hydroponic system outdoors or in a greenhouse is regulating the temperature of the water in your reservoir. Indoors, the water will stay the temperature of...
Hydroponic Water: Temperature and Quality
Understanding the Importance of Hydroponic Water Temperature and Quality   “Hydroponic water” sounds so mysterious, like some strange and special water. In truth, it’s just plain water with some nutrients added. I’m going to try to de-mystify hydroponic water, and...
What is The Difference Between Hydroponics and Aquaponics?
A Guide to Understanding the Difference Between Hydroponics and Aquaponics   You may be wondering what the difference between hydroponics and aquaponics is. Great question!    Aquaponics is simply a hydroponic system with fish. Instead of adding store bought (or...
What is a Hydroponic System? And Why Grow Hydroponically?
A Personal Account of Discovering What A Hydroponic System is, and Why its Worth Growing Hydroponically    I’d like to tell you my personal story of growing plants hydroponically.   In 2003 I had a little backyard garden and I...
Deep Water Culture Hydroponic System
Everything You Need to Know About The Deep Water Culture Hydroponic System   One of the easiest to build hydroponic systems is the deep water culture hydroponic system (DWC). This low maintenance system can be made out of anything that...
Hydroponic Water and Water Management
Hydroponic Water: How and When to change   All plants need water to grow. Hydroponic plants survive (and thrive) on water that has nutrients mixed into it. But that hydroponic water needs to be clean.    The hydroponic water, called...