Category: Hydroponic Systems

Basic Hydroponic Systems and How They Work

There are 6 basic types of hydroponic systems; Wick, Water Culture, Ebb and Flow (Flood & Drain), Drip (recovery or non-recovery), N.F.T. (Nutrient Film Technique) and Aeroponic. There are hundreds of variations on these basic types of systems, but all hydroponic methods are a variation (or combination) of these six. Scroll down this page (or click on the system names) [ read more ]

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Bonsai Bonsai is a style, not a variety. Simply stated, bonsai means “tree in a pot” and and the methods can be applied to most any tree. To provide proper care, you must understand the needs of the tree if it were in its natural state. While many rules will apply to all bonsai’s, its important to know if your [ read more ]

What is hydroponics?

The word, Hydroponic, comes from Latin and means working water. Simply put, it is the art of growing plants without soil. When most people think of hydroponics, they think of plants grown with their roots suspended directly into water with no growing medium. This is just one type of hydroponic gardening known as N.F.T. (nutrient film technique). There are several [ read more ]


As you might have guessed we aren’t really a university however, we strive to be the best place on the web to get hydroponic and organic gardening information. Whether you are a total novice or an experienced commercial grower, the information you need is most likely here and absolutely free. We offer multiple sources of gardening information, from the most [ read more ]