Hydroponics System Reviews
Video Reviews of the Most Popular Hydroponic Systems and Kits
The learning curve for hydroponics is a bit steeper than traditional soil-based gardening. However, once have the swing of things, hydroponics can result in faster growth and higher yielding crops with a minimal amount of effort on your part. If you are ready to try hydroponics, a major factor in your success will depend on which hydroponics system set-up you decide to use. In this article, we will list some of the most popular hydroponics kits on the market today, as well as provide video reviews of these popular models. Whether you choose to grow marijuana or any other type of hydroponic crop (such as herbs, salad greens, tomatoes/peppers, or flowers), we hope that these hydroponics system reviews are helpful as you select which kit is best for your gardening ambitions.
If you are brand new to the world of hydroponics or don’t have the time to devote to your grow, you may be in the market for a hydroponic system that has automated features to guide you along the way. Here are a few such hydroponic systems to consider.
Aeroponics is a hydroponic system whereby the roots of a plant are suspended (in an air chamber or growth chamber) and misted with a nutrient solution. The key advantage of Aeroponics is rapid plant growth (due to the constant high supply of oxygen). This hydroponic method is unique in that it requires no grow medium.
General Hydroponics RainForest Aeroponics Kits
The performance and popularity of General Hydroponics’ RainForest line of aeroponics systems are unmatched. These kits are ideal for propagating cuttings, starting seeds, seedlings, and transplants. General Hydroponics’ Vertex Sprayer lifts and oxygenates the nutrient solution, providing evenly distributed coverage and plenty of vital oxygen to the root zone. While most growers use this system to start their plants, RainForest systems can also be used to grow plants to full maturity (depending on which model you use). Here are hydroponic system reviews of the 3 most popular General Hydroponics RainForest systems.
Deep Water Culture (DWC) is one of the simplest methods of hydroponic growing. Also referred to as “the reservoir method,” DWC suspends the plant roots in oxygenated, nutrient-rich water while air pumps (or air stones) are used to oxygenate the nutrient solution. Most Deepwater Culture hydroponic systems use plastic buckets as a base and suspend the roots within net pots.
The Drip System is a hydroponics system commonly used by both commercial and home growers. In a Drip System, a slow feed of nutrient solution is dripped on to the roots or grow medium, continually supplying the plant with the nutrients and moisture it needs to stay healthy. Here are a few of the most popular Drip System kits on the market and videos of hydroponics system reviews to accompany each model.
The Ebb & Flow (“Flood & Drain”) system of hydroponics works by flooding nutrient solution into the growing area at specific times, then allowing the solution to drain slowly back into the reservoir. With the assistance of a pump and timer, this cycle repeats itself to ensure the plants receive an optimal amount of moisture and nutrients.
Here is a hydroponics system review of one of the most popular Ebb and Flow kits on the market.
We hope that our Hydroponics System Reviews article helps you choose the best hydroponics system for your grow needs. Feel free to check out our other hydroponics and aquaponics articles, including our Hydroponics System overview page, Marijuana Growing Supplies, Best Grow Tent, Best Grow Cabinets, and more!