Grow lights for indoor hydroponics: understanding the science behind the light

Lighting is an indispensable element for growing plants using an indoor hydroponics system, because most indoor locations do not receive sufficient and consistent amounts of light for healthy plant growth. The mechanism behind how plants absorb and utilize light, however, is very complex and often misunderstood. This 3-part...Read More

Why deep water culture is the best method for indoor hydroponics

There are a wide variety of methods for providing nutrients to plant roots in a hydroponics system. Most common are nutrient film, flood and drain, aeroponics, and of course deep water culture. For indoor hydroponics, we strongly recommend using deep water culture for its simplicity and safety. ...Read More

When to transfer indoor hydroponic seedlings in rockwool into net pots

You've successfully grown some seedlings in some rockwool cubes, and they're growing every day - great! But when and how do you go from... ...Read More

Worms in indoor hydroponics? Fungus gnat larvae? Drain flies?

For several months now, I have been noticing small, dark-colored insects flying around the house. They haven't multiplied to the point where I would call it a full-blown infestation, but they definitely have been noticeable and are somewhat of a nuisance if and when they fly around. ...Read More

How nutrients affect plant growth in indoor hydroponics

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How to create nutrient solution for indoor hydroponics

Arguably, one of the most important aspects of successful indoor hydroponics is the quality of nutrient solution that you use. Since hydroponics, by definition, replaces soil with water, the water must contain the necessary nutrient molecules that are usually present in soil. Specifically, they are nitrogen, phosphorous, po...Read More

Indoor hydroponics: quantitative farming

Indoor hydroponics presents a new opportunity to control even more aspects of a plant's grow cycle. Significant advances have been made in agricultural sciences that have helped us develop more effective fertilizer and seeds, but most of these technologies have assumed outdoor soil growth, and that weather and lighting cond...Read More

Unexpected benefits of indoor hydroponics

Indoor hydroponics has some well known benefits like insecticide and pesticide free vegetables, and the ability to grow all year round, but there are some unexpected benefits, too! Read on to see what we found. Less waste It's well known that indoor hydroponics gives you fresh ...Read More

Growing mizuna using indoor hydroponics

Mizuna, also known as Japanese mustard greens, is a great plant to grow using indoor hydroponics. They have a slightly bitter, crisp taste and can be used for a wide variety of dishes such as salads, stir-frys and hot-pot. As far as growing them hydroponically, they grow very quickly and are tolerant of a ver...Read More

5 things to look out for in indoor hydroponics

Indoor hydroponics is different from outdoor or greenhouse hydroponics because of the added challenges of growing indoors. Before you set up your indoor hydroponics system, read below for tips on where and how to set your system up to ensure your safety and success! 1) The area should be water-resista...Read More

Harvesting and cooking with hydroponic bell peppers

Some bell peppers were starting to get ripe for harvesting, so I took about 4 of them to cook up a quick meal. I followed a basic recipe for stuffed bell peppers using ground beef, rice, tomato sauce and cheese, along with garlic and seasoning. ...Read More

How to start seedlings using rockwool

The first step to growing plants in indoor hydroponics is to start seedlings! We recommend using rockwool to start seedlings as it is clean and straightforward to use, and works well for indoor hydroponics. What do I need? Rockwool Seeds ...Read More

Powdery mildew in indoor hydroponics

Indoor hydroponics is great because it is contained indoors and is in a controlled environment. This means that pests and diseases will not come in to harm your harvest. Or does it? No matter how well we try to seal off indoor hydroponics from the outside world, in a typical home, there are gaps and holes, an...Read More

Indoor hydroponics things I wish I knew before I started

Indoor hydroponics is great, but it can be a lot of work and require patience! Here is a list of 5 things I wish I knew before getting myself into indoor hydroponics! 1) You will fail, many times When you read how-tos and other blogs/videos showing off their hydroponics harvest...Read More

Getting started in indoor hydroponics

Despite what you might think, getting started with indoor hydroponics is quite easy! Below, I've put together a very high-level overview of what needs to happen before you have an indoor hydroponic system setup capable of growing delicious vegetables for you. ...Read More

Hydroponics: easy to start, hard to master

Hydroponics is undoubtedly an exciting hobby that will never bore me. That's because it isn't so inaccessible or cost prohibitive that I would have given up before even starting, but at the same time there are always ways in which you can improve. It isn't difficult to get started with indoor hydroponics, but...Read More

Indoor Hydroponics Guide

Welcome to Indoor Hydroponics Guide! Do you want to grow fresh, healthy, pesticide-free produce in your own home, all year round? If so, indoor hydroponic growing may be for you! Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using nutrient-rich water instead of soil. Many commercial, independent and DIY farms suc...Read More