The Nutrient Film Technique Explained

Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) System

The Nutrient Film Technique, sometimes referred to as NFT, is one of the most popular types of hydroponic systems. It’s prized for how versatile and modular it is. By adding more NFT channels to the system (I’ll cover what those are later in the article), you can significantly increase your yields without too much extra effort. … Read more

Deep Water Culture (DWC): What Is It And How To Get Started

Deep Water Culture

If you’re new to growing plants hydroponically, words like “Deep Water Culture” can sound like they’re straight out of a science-fiction movie.  Compared to soil gardening, hydroponics looks more complex – but it’s really not. There are many types of hydroponic systems, many of which have confusing sounding names (nutrient film technique, deep water culture, … Read more

The Kratky Method: How To Grow Food Almost Automatically

The Kratky Method

Although I already think that hydroponics is one of the most interesting, simple, and productive gardening methods out there, what continues to surprise me is the amount of innovation that happens in the field. There are so many different hydroponic systems out there and they seem to be limited only by our imagination. Not too … Read more

The Definitive Ebb and Flow Hydroponics System Guide

Ebb and Flow Systems

Here’s why I love hydroponics: with just a little imagination, you can design a custom hydroponic system for just about any application — large or small. In this series, I’m going to highlight one of the most popular hydroponic growing methods: the ebb and flow system. You’ll learn about the advantages to ebb and flow … Read more