Hydroponics Online Store



Hydroponic Systems

Hydroponic Grow Lights & Bulbs

Hydroponic Tents & Grow Boxes

Hydroponic Ballasts

Grow Light Reflectors

Hydroponic Nutrients

Grow Media Rocks

Hydroponic Pumps

Hydroponic Pots

Hydroponic Books

Meters

Hydroponic Exhaust Fans

Hydroponic Seeds

Hydroponic Foggers

Home Store Blog Forums FAQs Lesson Plans Pictures


Search:

Hydroponic Growing

Hydroponic System DiagramWhen growing plants in a hydroponic garden, we must consider these factors

  • the amount of water the plants need; proper drainage of growing medium
  • the optimum temperature and light for the plant
  • fresh air
  • shelter and support
  • pest and disease control
  • the water-soluble minerals the plant needs
  • the proper pH of the nutrient solution

Water
As with all plant needs, the amount of water required depends on the species and the needs of that particular plant. A plant that suffers from lack of water will extend a huge, but not very effective root system, and will develop a very small plant above the ground. Many roots are sent out in search of water and when an inadequate amount is found, the plant will not grow to its potential.
In the other extreme, if a plant is over watered the roots can drown because they are not receiving the proper amount of fresh oxygen. This makes proper drainage of a hydroponic growing medium crucial to your plant's health.

The last consideration concerning the water you feed your plants is purity. In a hydroponic garden, you should use as pure of water as possible. Water that has possible toxic contaminants or salt build ups may stunt or kill your plants.

Temperature and Light
The ideal temperature depends on the crops you choose to grow. Most of the common garden crops, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, beans and peas will do well with an average daytime temperature of 78 F and an aver- age nighttime temperature of 64 F. Winter vegetables, such as cabbage, brussel sprouts and broccoli should be grown in slightly cooler temperatures.

A minimum/maximum thermometer will allow you to track the low and high temperatures in your growing environment. This is important for monitoring overall progress of your hydroponic garden and diagnosing plant growth problems.

For optimum production, heating the root zone is important. For most garden crops 72 F is the ideal root zone temperature. Some growers achieve a heated root area by using heated grow mats placed under the growing medium. Another option is to heat your nutrient solution to the desired temperature and then when your system feeds the plants, the roots are bathed in warm water. Listed below are some complete hydroponic growing systems to get started with.

system

VIVOSUN Smart System AeroLight 400W LED Grow Light w/ Integrated Circulation Fan picture

VIVOSUN Smart System AeroLight 400W LED Grow Light w/ Integrated Circulation Fan

$539.99



Hydroponics Growing System Indoor Garden Kit 12Pods Indoor Herb Garden New hurr picture

Hydroponics Growing System Indoor Garden Kit 12Pods Indoor Herb Garden New hurr

$34.95



Hydroponics Plant Grow System Farm Garden Planting Tower 110V 3 Tiers 108 Holes  picture

Hydroponics Plant Grow System Farm Garden Planting Tower 110V 3 Tiers 108 Holes

$73.27



30 Pots TowerGarden Hydroponics Growing System,Indoor Smart Garden Nursery Germ picture

30 Pots TowerGarden Hydroponics Growing System,Indoor Smart Garden Nursery Germ

$88.99



Veritable Smart Indoor Garden System VPOT Smart. No Herbs Included picture

Veritable Smart Indoor Garden System VPOT Smart. No Herbs Included

$39.99



VEVOR Hydroponic Grow Kit Hydroponics System 54 Plant Sites 3 Layers 6 Pipes picture

VEVOR Hydroponic Grow Kit Hydroponics System 54 Plant Sites 3 Layers 6 Pipes

$59.99



12 Pods Hydroponics Indoor Growing System picture

12 Pods Hydroponics Indoor Growing System

$29.99



VEVOR Hydroponics Deep Water Culture DWC Hydroponic System 5 Gallon 4 Buckets picture

VEVOR Hydroponics Deep Water Culture DWC Hydroponic System 5 Gallon 4 Buckets

$94.99



7 Site Indoor Plant Cloning System - Root Growing Air Bubbler Hydroponics Kit picture

7 Site Indoor Plant Cloning System - Root Growing Air Bubbler Hydroponics Kit

$39.95



Hydroponics Growing System with LED Grow Light, Indoor Herb Garden 15 Pods 2024 picture

Hydroponics Growing System with LED Grow Light, Indoor Herb Garden 15 Pods 2024

$38.99



VEVOR Hydroponic Site Grow Kit Hydroponics System 108Plant Sites 3Layers w/Timer picture

VEVOR Hydroponic Site Grow Kit Hydroponics System 108Plant Sites 3Layers w/Timer

$75.99



VEVOR Hydroponics Deep Water Culture DWC Hydroponic System 5 Gallon 8 Buckets picture

VEVOR Hydroponics Deep Water Culture DWC Hydroponic System 5 Gallon 8 Buckets

$128.99



Lettuce Grow FARMSTAND Hydroponic system Section/extension picture

Lettuce Grow FARMSTAND Hydroponic system Section/extension

$48.00



Trolmaster Hydro-X Enviroment Control System (HCS-1) picture

Trolmaster Hydro-X Enviroment Control System (HCS-1)

$259.99



New 5-Gallon Hydroponics Grow System Recirculating Deep Water Culture Kit 5 Pots picture

New 5-Gallon Hydroponics Grow System Recirculating Deep Water Culture Kit 5 Pots

$159.60



Hydroponic Grow Kit 36-108 Plant Sites PVC-U Pipes Gardening System Grow Kit picture

Hydroponic Grow Kit 36-108 Plant Sites PVC-U Pipes Gardening System Grow Kit

$48.90



SUN-SYSTEM 6” Blazer Grow Light picture

SUN-SYSTEM 6” Blazer Grow Light

$40.00



Sun System 2 250W Grow Light Fixture, Switchable HP Sodium / Metal Halide picture

Sun System 2 250W Grow Light Fixture, Switchable HP Sodium / Metal Halide

$35.00



CLOUDLINE A6, Inline Duct Fan 6” Cooling Ventilation Exhaust Grow Tents picture

CLOUDLINE A6, Inline Duct Fan 6” Cooling Ventilation Exhaust Grow Tents

$89.99



California Lightworks SolarSystem 750 LED Commercial Lighting System picture

California Lightworks SolarSystem 750 LED Commercial Lighting System

$550.00