5 Best Hydroponic Flowers to Grow

Close up of a red and yellow marigold flower.

Any plant that can be grown in soil can also be grown hydroponically, flowers are no exception. Some flowers can be quite lucrative to produce, such as Saffron, while other are grown strictly for personal satisfaction. Many of the hydroponic flowers are also culinary and medicinal herbs, and some simply have aesthetic value for their … Read more

The Hydroponic Radish: How to grow High-Quality Radishes Indoors

Fresh hydroponically grown radishes on wooden table.

Radishes are a rapidly maturing cool weather crop. They are among the easiest vegetables to grow – either in soil or hydroponically. There are a few basic practices that should be adhered to and some simple tips to ensure an abundant and continuous flow of radishes. Hydroponic Radish Quick Reference Nutrient pH for Hydroponic Radishes should … Read more

How to Grow Hydroponic Mint: No Soil, No Problem

Mint plants growing hydroponically in a pipe setup.

There are over 500 types of mint, botanists define slightly less than 30 species with the remaining 400+ being hybrids of these primary species. Common characteristics of all mint plants are the volatile and essential oils that create their hallmark menthol aroma and flavor. Another common characteristic of most mint plants is that they thrive … Read more

Using Oasis Grow Cubes and Root Cubes: Pros and Cons

Plants growing in Oasis Grow Cubes laid in a row.

Oasis Cubes for Plant Propagation Oasis Cubes are manufactured from water-absorbent foam, Phenolic foam, also known as Floral Foam. Also known as Oasis Root Cubes, they offer a good starting environment for seedlings and plant cuttings, not as a full growing medium. Lightweight pre-formed cubes designed for plant propagation. They have a neutral pH and … Read more

How to Grow Hydroponic Beets

Beetroots growing hydroponically in a greenhouse.

Root crops such as beets can be successfully grown hydroponically. A methodology that uses ample media to support the plants while the roots develop is necessary. Ebb and flow systems lend themselves well to root crops, but others, such as aeroponics work also. Growing Beets Hydroponically Nutrient pH 6.0 to 6.5 EC 0.8-5 PPM – … Read more

How to Control and Prevent Algae in Hydroponics

Algae can sometimes be a major problem in hydroponic systems. Algae can be green, reddish-brown, or black. It clings to conduits and channels, grows on media, and oozes from pumps and tubing, it basically clogs up the entire system. Algae sometimes emit a foul odor as it decomposes in the nutrient solution. Heavy infestations can … Read more

How to Grow Hydroponic Corn

Corn being grown indoors with a hydroponic system.

Corn can be grown hydroponically either indoors or out. Corn consumes a lot of vertical space, so that of course should be considered if planning to grow it indoors. Anticipate that the corn stalks will reach seven feet in height. You’ll not only need the 7-foot clearance, but an adequate separation between the grow lights … Read more

DIY Hydroponic Mushrooms: How to Grow Mushrooms Hydroponically

Mushrooms can be grown hydroponically, in a very similar fashion to that used for conventional rooting plants. Mushrooms do not have roots but can still thrive in a soil-less hydroponic media. They actually mature and produce faster than either conventionally cultivated mushrooms or other standard hydroponic crops. Fungus, which is what a mushroom actually is, … Read more