How to Build a DIY Pallet Garden for Thirty Bucks

Pallet Garden

If you’re reading this post, chances are you’ve got an old pallet that isn’t being used at all.  I had one too, and I knew there was SOMETHING I could do with it…but what? With a little creative thinking (and Googling), I came up with a cool idea for a vertical pallet garden that cost … Read more

Plant Spacing in Hydroponics

Plant Spacing in Hydroponics

I’ve got to tell you all, I’m ecstatic when I get messages from Epic Gardening readers.  I LOVE opening up Gmail during a break from business and seeing urban gardening questions come in, so you better believe I was excited when a reader hit me up and asked a great question about plant spacing.  She’s … Read more

How to Start Seeds Indoors

How to Start Seeds Indoors

New to gardening and wondering how to start seeds? Maybe you’re someone who thinks you just don’t have a green thumb. Maybe you killed the last few plants that you just glanced at. Have no fear…Epic Gardening is here! I was just like you.  In fact, I only started gardening about two years ago, so … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to LED Grow Lights

LED Grow Light

While there are many types of hydroponic lighting, there’s a lot of talk in the hydroponics world about LED grow lights and how they just might be the “next big thing” in indoor garden lighting. Like a lot of products in the hydroponic market, there is a lot of marketing and hype behind LEDs. Sometimes … Read more

Inverse Square Law for Light and Hydroponics

Inverse Square Law for Light and Hydroponics | Epic Gardening

Understand the Inverse Square Law Because most of us are lighting our hydroponic grows artificially, I figured that it would be a good idea to cover one of the most important concepts to consider when you’re making lighting decisions for your grows: the inverse square law for light. The inverse square law states that if you … Read more

Why You NEED To Keep a Garden Journal

I’ve found that a lot of people who get into hydroponics will start out very excited only to become disinterested because their garden starts to fail.  When I ask them a few questions it always seems to come down to the fact that they weren’t doing the small things on a daily basis that keep … 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

Is Rockwool Harmful? Yes, But…

Rockwool has long been a popular media for growing hydroponic fruits, vegetables and herbs. However, I’m going to make the case against rockwool and argue why you should never use rockwool again because rockwool is harmful. This post has gotten a lot of attention recently, and as a result is in the process of being … Read more

How to Grow Hydroponic Onions

Grow Hydroponic Onions

I’ve been interested in growing root crops hydroponically, but never taken the plunge.  There are a lot of things that you can grow in a hydroponic system, but there’s not a lot of information out there about how to grow onions, carrots, radishes, or any other root crop.  This is why I’ve started The Grand … Read more

Hydroponics vs Soil: 7 Reasons Hydroponics Wins

Hydroponics vs. Soil: 7 Reasons Hydroponics Wins | Epic Gardening

If you’re like me, you probably started out in your gardening hobby by growing in soil. I started out with some pepper, rhubarb chard and herb seedlings from the local garden store, threw them in some pots and watered them every few days. Watching them grow over the months was an amazing introduction to the … Read more

Hydroponic Herb Garden Guide

Hydroponic Herb Guide

I’m willing to bet that you love using fresh herbs in the meals you prepare for yourself and your family. Herbs are a fantastic way to add flavor and zest to any dish imaginable…but there’s a problem. Most of the time, we settle for dried herbs for a couple of reasons: Dried herbs save money. … Read more

Hydroponic Growing Media

Although growing hydroponically is soil-free, this doesn’t mean that there is nothing to support our plants. In most hydroponic systems, growers use different types of hydroponic media to help support their roots and maintain a good water/oxygen ratio. In this guide, I’ll give you a breakdown of the most popular types of hydroponic growing media. … Read more