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Growing Medium: 11 Most Common Growing Media For Hydroponics

In hydroponics, we don’t use soil, we use other kinds of growing media. Hydroponic growing media contains no nutrients. All of the nutrients and minerals growing plants need are supplied through water mixed with hydroponic fertilizer, known as nutrient solution.  In the purest forms of hydroponics, nothing but the nutrient solution is used—the exposed roots …

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What Is A Dutch Bucket? And Setting Up Your Own System

Dutch buckets are a favorite tool of many hydroponic growers. They are easy to build, scalable, and great for growing many kinds of fruits and vegetables. I’d like to show you exactly what a Dutch bucket hydroponic system is, what it looks like, and how to build one yourself. Let’s get right into it! What …

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Kratky Method: Beginner-Friendly Passive Hydroponics (With Pictures)

The Kratky Method is a system for growing plants hydroponically.  Developed by horticulturist Bernard A. Kratky of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the Kratky Method is by far the simplest and easiest hydroponic method. For folks just getting into hydroponics and those of us who want delicious, fresh vegetables without breaking a sweat, the …

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