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How Much Time Do You Need for an Indoor Hydroponic System?

I have an indoor hydroponic garden that provides all the leafy greens my family needs, plus extra. So how much work does this require?

If you're like me, you don't have lots of extra time to maintain a hydroponic system week after week. I want a system that is productive and doesn't require a...

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How to Keep Boring Out of Hydroponics!!

With hydroponics, I like to focus on how to make my setup more efficient and productive. However, I think it's also really important to have fun with hydroponics. In this video I talk through some of my favorite parts of hydroponic growing!

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Choosing a Location for Your Hydroponic System

Choosing a suitable location for your hydroponic system is one of the most important steps toward success. Here are the primary factors to consider.

Environment

The environment of the location is the primary concern. If the environmental conditions of your grow area are off, it can greatly hinder...

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Building a Simple Hydroponic Rail System

Looking for a hydroponic system that is both easy to build and productive? Yeah, me too.

My goal was to design a rail system that takes less than 2 hours to build and doesn’t require PVC glue. This isn’t my first attempt. I’ve been using indoor hydroponic rail systems to grow...

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7 Steps to Growing Food in Your Home!

Did you know you can grow food in your home year round? And its not very difficult, you could be set up and enjoying your own produce in less than 90 days. In this article, I'll walk you through the 7 straightforward steps to growing food in your home in 90 days or less!

1. Choose your plants

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Growing Hydroponic Flowers Indoors!

We like to grow flowers in our outdoor garden all summer. However, since we live in Wisconsin, the season for flowers only lasts a few months before the sun drops low in the sky and freezing temperatures set in. But what if we could grow flowers indoors? I already grow lots of other plants...

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5 Reasons to Grow Indoors in the Summer

I enjoy traditional gardening and spend lots of time outdoors during the summer months. However, I still run my indoor hydroponic systems all summer, continuing to run artificial lights even when there’s free sunlight hitting my gardens outside. Why? I've boiled it down to 5 reasons.

Heat

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NFT Hydroponic System Using Round Pipe

I've received feedback that finding the square fence posts to build the square hydroponic rail system can be difficult in some areas. To help with this issue, I created a design that works with round pipe. This design is very simple to build and is low cost. And in my trials thus far it has...

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4 Reasons Why I Don't Use NFT for Hydroponics

 

Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) is a popular method for hydroponic growing and can be very productive. It's especially effective at growing smaller, short-cycle plants such as lettuce and leafy greens. Many commercial operations utilize NFT due to its scalability and relative...

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5 Reasons Why I Don't Use Kratky for Hydroponics

One of the most popular methods of hydroponic growing, especially for hobby growers, is the Kratky method. And for good reason, it is simple, requires no electricity, and is extremely low maintenance. Almost “set it and forget it”. But I don’t use it. Why? Well let me start...

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Is Aeration Necessary for Hydroponics?

Plant roots need oxygen. One of the tasks inside hydroponics is figuring out how to deliver oxygen to the roots while also delivering water and nutrients. A common method to achieve this is to add aeration to the reservoir, thus adding oxygen to the water. We wanted to test if this is necessary...

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How Much Does it Cost to Grow Hydroponic Lettuce at Home?

We are often asked how much it costs to run a hydroponic system. Isn't the cost of electricity much higher than the value of anything you can grow? In this video we break down every single cost of growing 1 head of hydroponic lettuce and compare that to what it costs in the grocery store. Check...

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