I’m Going Back to the Roots of Hydroponic Gardening


I’ve always had a hydroponic system in my house, but I’m taking it up a notch. This year, I’m starting all my veggies from organic seeds that I planted in rockwool starter cubes. Growing with hydroponics has been a hobby of mine for years and using organic seeds is my way of giving back to the earth. Plus, the plants grow faster and taste better! If you want to start your own hydroponic garden, here’s how.

My Home Hydroponic Gardening Setup

I’m going to give you a quick breakdown of the different parts of my home hydroponic gardening setup.

  • Temperature control: I have an air conditioner in the room where I keep my plants. It can be used as a heat source or a cold source depending on what’s needed.
  • Humidity control: If it gets too dry in here, I’ll use a humidifier to add moisture back into the air. If it gets too wet for some reason (like when I forget about watering), then I’ll dehumidify with an electric fan and some water evaporation trays under each plant which help take away excess moisture from below its root zone as well as provide extra aeration around its leaves so they won’t rot out from being too wet all the time either!

The Benefits of Hydroponic Gardening

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil. Plants are grown in an inert medium that does not contain organic material, such as sand or gravel. Instead, nutrients are dissolved in the water and distributed to the plant roots through a water culture or nutrient film technique (NFT).

As mentioned above, hydroponics uses less space than conventional gardening because it doesn’t require you to have a lot of dirt on hand. This makes it ideal for small spaces where outdoor gardening might be difficult due to lack of sunlight or other environmental conditions like extreme heat or long winters. Hydroponic systems can even be used indoors where they don’t need direct sunlight at all!

This method also reduces your carbon footprint by reducing fertilizer use; this is because plants grown in hydroponic systems tend not to need fertilizer so often because they receive their nutrients directly from the nutrient solution instead of absorbing them through soil like traditional gardeners do.”

Eat more vegetables!

Vegetables are good for you. They’re a great source of vitamins and minerals, fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients (compounds found in plants that may have health benefits). Some even say that eating them on a regular basis can help prevent health problems like heart disease and cancer. Not to mention that they taste great!

Are you eating enough vegetables every day? If not, why not?

Grow great-tasting veggies year round

In addition to growing plants year round, hydroponic gardening is a great way to grow vegetables. Not only can you grow tomatoes in the winter, but you’ll also have the ability to grow them locally! When you buy veggies at the store, they’ve often been shipped from all over and may not be as fresh or nutritious as vegetables grown nearby. If you want to try your hand at gardening, but don’t have access to land or just don’t want any soil involved (like myself), then hydroponics is perfect for you!

Growing vegetables hydroponically can also make them taste better because there are no pesticides used on the plants. This means that your salad will be much healthier than those bought at supermarkets—and probably cheaper too!

Save space while growing more food

Space saving is a big benefit of hydroponic gardening. Not only can you grow more food in the same amount of space, but you can also use vertical space to grow. A hydroponic system makes it easy for you to maximize your limited outdoor or indoor space. Growing plants on shelves, in pots and barrels, on trellises, or even hanging down from the ceiling is a great way to get the most out of every inch of land that you have available!

If your garden has limited space (like mine), I’d love to show you some creative ways to use vertical spaces like walls and fences with my article “Grow Vegetables In Vertical Spaces For Larger Yields”.

Be in control of what you eat

Another benefit of growing your own hydroponic garden is the ability to choose what you want to grow. You can select plants that are grown in specific areas all over the world, such as blueberries, blackberries and herbs. You can also choose between organic seeds or GMO-free seeds.

As a gardener, you will be able to control all aspects of your hydroponic garden including:

  • The type of seeds or plants you want to grow
  • The soil mixture that you use for each plant type (if any)
  • The amount of water each plant receives during its lifecycle from seedling stage through harvest time

Save money on groceries

If you want to save money on groceries, growing your own food is the way to go. You can grow more food in a small space and do it year-round. Growing food in your home or backyard is also beneficial because it’s convenient, especially when you have an overabundance of crops that need harvesting but no time to harvest them!

Start a successful hydroponic garden.

Hydroponics is a way of growing plants without soil. Instead, they are grown in a nutrient-rich solution that’s circulated through the plant’s roots. This allows you to grow plants that would normally need to be watered every day without having to worry about water quality or drought conditions—and it saves your back from lugging around heavy buckets!

Hydroponic gardening doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive either. In fact, you can start small with just a few supplies and build up from there:


These are just a few of the benefits you can expect to reap by starting your own hydroponic garden. For me, it’s all about knowing what’s in my food and being able to control the quality of ingredients I eat. But the best part is how much fun this whole thing is! If you’ve been thinking about starting your own hydroponic garden, now might be the perfect time with hydroponics going mainstream and more resources available than ever before. I hope this article has given some helpful advice to get started on your own indoor and outdoor gardening journey with hydroponics!

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