Hydroponic Growing:
The Basics

What is hydroponic growing?

Hydroponic growing means growing plants without soil using a liquid nutrient solution. This means it’s easier for nutrients to go straight to the plant’s roots. There are many different ways to grow hydroponically and some of them even include growing media like coco coir or peat moss!

Benefits of growing hydroponically

Versus traditional gardening…

Grows plants up to 10 times faster!

Produces higher yields!

Uses less water!

Grows indoors, year round — any climate, any season!
(with supplemental lighting)

Ultimate control over your plants!

Hydroponic plants need…

Fresh Water: to support plant growth and be the carrier for essential nutrients.

Liquid Nutrients: mixed with water to provide essential nutrition (like Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Calcium) throughout the plant’s growth cycle.

Oxygen: important for the plant’s root zone to support healthy root growth and uptake of water and nutrients (this can be achieved with a pump).

Balanced pH: improves nutrient availability – a pH between 5.5 and 6.5 is suitable for most plant types.

Light: can be either natural sunlight or special grow lights for growing indoors.