Good Stuff You Can Grow with Hydroponic Gardening

Aeroponic

Although aeroponic hydroponics is more technical, it is perfect for growing smaller leafy vegetables and fruit. click-and-grow-aeroponic--hydroponic-garden Done properly, this method can create large, quick-growing plants and lots of fruit.

Perfect for:
Cherry Tomatoes
Chili Peppers
Strawberries
Blueberries

The Click and Grow hydroponic garden utilizes areoponics and makes the process very simple. Everything comes in the kit, just add water. Choose from mini tomatoes, chili peppers, basil, strawberry planters. Order Click and Grow for 59.95 at Amazon.

 

 

Drip

Drip systems are probably the most widely used type of hydroponic gardening system in the world. Operation is simple, a timer controls a submersed pump. The timer turns the pump on and an advanced nutrient solution is dripped onto the base of each plant by a small drip line.

Perfect for:
Rosemary
Cannabis

Zero Soil Hydroponic GardenThe Zero Soil Hydroponic Garden is an impressive looking hydroponic garden that sits perfectly on your counter-top or table. $44.95 at Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ebb & Flow

A growth tray over a nutrient container, and a pump is used to flood the tray(s) with the advanced nutrient solution.Hydrofarm Megagarden Hydroponic Gardening System The advanced nutrients that aren’t absorbed by the roots are drained into the reservoir and recycled.

Perfect for:
Cantaloupe
Watermelon
Chives
Oregano

Hydrofarms Megagarden System uses a flood-and-drain pump irrigation system which works by pumping nutrient solution up from a reservoir to a water tray where water levels are precisely controlled on a timed cycle. $151.31 at Amazon.

 

 

Deep Water Culture

The roots of the plants are suspended in a continuous flowing “film” of advanced nutrient solution; a pump sends this stream of solution Hydrofarm Emily Garden Hydroponic Gardeninto one end of the grow channel, running the length of the channel(s) and emptying it into the reservoir the opposite end of the grow channel. This method is great at nourishing roots but is also recognized as extremely technical and difficult to setup.

Perfect for:
Tomatoes
Grapes
Cannabis

 

In the Hydrofarms Emily’s Garden planter, it’s easy to rearrange or replace plants as each plant has in its own one-quart container which stands in a reservoir filled with nutrient solution. $77.79 at Amazon.

 

Nutrient Film

The roots of the plants are suspended in a continuous flowing “film” of advanced nutrient solution; a pump sends this stream of solution into one end of the grow channel, running the length of the channel(s) and emptying it into the reservoir the opposite end of the grow channel. This method is great at nourishing roots but is also recognized as extremely technical and difficult to setup.

Perfect for:
Basil
Sage

 

Wick

This is another very simple method, and no pump is required. A wick (such as an oil lamp wick or candle wick) simply draws the ModernSprout Hydroponic Gardenadvanced nutrient solution from the reservoir to the growth tray, where the plant roots absorb the solution. This more passive method is low-maintenance, but it can often over-soak the roots, resulting to a smaller yield.

Perfect for:
Small House Plants

Modern Sprout’s hydroponic gardening systems comes in a variety of cool finishes. $130 at Amazon.


What’s your favorite hydroponic gardening system and what are your favorite things to grow?

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