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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.

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Hydroponic Growing System 12 Pods Indoor, Herb Garden Kit for Plants Growing picture

Hydroponic Growing System 12 Pods Indoor, Herb Garden Kit for Plants Growing

$47.95



Hydroponic Growing System 12 Pods Indoor, Herb Garden Kit for Plants Growing picture

Hydroponic Growing System 12 Pods Indoor, Herb Garden Kit for Plants Growing

$48.99



6 Plant Sites Hydroponic System Grow Kit Indoor Garden Cabinet Box Complete Set picture

6 Plant Sites Hydroponic System Grow Kit Indoor Garden Cabinet Box Complete Set

$28.19



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



VEVOR Hydroponic Grow Kit Hydroponics System 90 Plant Sites 3 Layers 10 Pipes picture

VEVOR Hydroponic Grow Kit Hydroponics System 90 Plant Sites 3 Layers 10 Pipes

$74.99



50 Aerogarden Compatible Sponges Seed Pod Hydroponic Grower Indoor Garden System picture

50 Aerogarden Compatible Sponges Seed Pod Hydroponic Grower Indoor Garden System

$17.79



VEVOR Hydroponic Grow Kit Hydroponics System 108 Plant Sites 3 Layers 12 Pipes picture

VEVOR Hydroponic Grow Kit Hydroponics System 108 Plant Sites 3 Layers 12 Pipes

$97.99



pineapple hydroponic growing system picture

pineapple hydroponic growing system

$600.00



Hydroponics Growing System with 7 Pods Indoor Herb Garden Kit with 24W LED Light picture

Hydroponics Growing System with 7 Pods Indoor Herb Garden Kit with 24W LED Light

$45.95



DWC hydroponic system Kit 3.5 G 2 Pk Indoor/outdoor, Stay Home And Grow Ur Own picture

DWC hydroponic system Kit 3.5 G 2 Pk Indoor/outdoor, Stay Home And Grow Ur Own

$89.98



Hydro Mousse Liquid Lawn System - Grow Grass Where You Spray It - Made in USA picture

Hydro Mousse Liquid Lawn System - Grow Grass Where You Spray It - Made in USA

$31.99



Co2 Regulator hydroponics emitter System with Solenoid Valve picture

Co2 Regulator hydroponics emitter System with Solenoid Valve

$25.99



AeroGarden AeroVoir Garden Reservoir Watering System picture

AeroGarden AeroVoir Garden Reservoir Watering System

$50.00



Clay Pebbles HYDROTON Growing Media Expanded Clay Rocks for Hydroponic systems picture

Clay Pebbles HYDROTON Growing Media Expanded Clay Rocks for Hydroponic systems

$6.45



Mars Hydro 4'' 6'' Ventilation Inline Fan Carbon Filter Duct Controller GrowTent picture

Mars Hydro 4'' 6'' Ventilation Inline Fan Carbon Filter Duct Controller GrowTent

$179.99



12 Pods Hydroponics Growing System Indoor Herb Garden w/ Grow Light Plants Home picture

12 Pods Hydroponics Growing System Indoor Herb Garden w/ Grow Light Plants Home

$61.90



VEVOR Hydroponic Grow Kit Hydroponics System 72 Plant Sites 4 Layers 8 Pipes picture

VEVOR Hydroponic Grow Kit Hydroponics System 72 Plant Sites 4 Layers 8 Pipes

$79.99



14 Site Indoor Plant Growing Aeroponics Cloner - Complete Cutting Rooting System picture

14 Site Indoor Plant Growing Aeroponics Cloner - Complete Cutting Rooting System

$53.95



Co2 for Hydroponic grow kits system bubble tub DWC bubbler hydro garden clones picture

Co2 for Hydroponic grow kits system bubble tub DWC bubbler hydro garden clones

$34.49



VEVOR Hydroponic Grow Kit Hydroponics System 54 Plant Sites 1 Layer 6 Pipes picture

VEVOR Hydroponic Grow Kit Hydroponics System 54 Plant Sites 1 Layer 6 Pipes

$69.99