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Hydroponic growing mediums

Hydroponic growing mediums: What do I use instead of dirt? Hydroponic growing mediums have an essential job. They need to: support the main stem, help the root system get air allow the nutrients to circulate around the roots Most anything can make a suitable medium. Net Cups Regardless of what you choose for a medium, the…

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Easy and cheap DIY aquaponic filter

Aquaponics is a method of growing plants; however, with aquaponics, you are using fish tank water as a grow solution, i.e., fertilizer.  There are lots of costly and complicated filter systems you can buy.  If you know me, you will know that I don't like spending a lot of money on something I can make…

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Hydroponics vs aquaponics for indoor gardening

Hydroponic and aquaponic farming has been around for many years.  There are currently thousands of hydroponic and aquaponic commercial farmers worldwide.  Will this technology work in a small indoor garden?  The answer is Yes, but which is better?  Let's look at Hydroponics vs aquaponics for indoor gardening What is hydroponics? In its simplest terms, hydroponics is…

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Dutch bucket for indoor vegetables

Dutch Buckets for indoor vegetables is a fun and different way to grow vegetables indoors. You can even use your fish tank to make a Dutch bucket aquaponics system. Hydroponic Dutch buckets are great for large vegetables such as tomatoes, broccoli, any kind of squash, etc These bucket systems are very similar to a traditional…

Kratky method of growing vegetables

Kratky hydroponic method of growing vegetables

What is the Kratky System, and what grows best in the Kratky hydroponic method of growing vegetables?  Let find out why you should be growing your greens with the Kratky method. The Kratky system, also known as the non-circulating system, is one of the easiest hydroponic systems. If you ever put a cutting from a…

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2 Easy Hydroponic Gardens for Beginners

Hydroponics is a fun way to grow food and plants indoors without lots of work or money.  This post will show you 2 easy hydroponics gardens for beginners and great tips for seasoned hydroponic gardeners. What is Hydroponics? It is simply a way of growing plants without using soil.  Instead of soil, you use a…

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Indoor hydroponic vegetable gardening

Indoor hydroponic vegetable gardening, what is it? What is Hydroponics? How easy is it? Benefits?  I am a big fan of indoor hydroponic vegetable gardening and will answer all these questions and more based on my years of experience. Hydroponic is the art and science of growing plants in water with nutrients.  Hydroponic vegetable gardening…