What Are The Basics Of Growing With Ease In A Hydroponic Garden?

Published May 12, 2023

Everyone loves fresh produce and it’s essential to maintaining a healthy diet. But not everyone has access to it or can afford it. The cost of food continues to go up, and high grocery bills are taking a toll on the average family’s budget. Luckily, there is a new innovative options to grow fresh produce from the comfort of your own home all year-round. This is a good way to help you save money, eat healthier, and prevent waste.

The process is called hydroponic gardening and it is a new and innovative way of growing plants. Instead of soil, it involves using a water-based nutrient solution. There are numerous benefits to growing plants this way. With one being that the nutrients are more likely to be evenly distributed through a water solution than through traditional soil. Another benefit is that you don’t have to wait until certain parts of the year to begin growing or for the weather to reach a certain temperature. You can simply begin growing seeds right away and continue to do so all year long so that you and your family can enjoy fresh vegetable and herb produce every day.

If you’ve never heard of this new way of gardening before, you might not be sure where to start. We can walk you through every step of the way and answer any questions you may have, including:

  • What hydroponic gardening is.
  • How to build a hydroponic garden of your own.
  • What benefits hydroponic gardening has that traditional gardening lacks.
  • Which of our hydroponic gardens is the right fit for you.

What is Hydroponic Gardening?

Hydroponic gardening is a method used to grow plants using nutrient-filled water instead of soil. The roots are suspended in the solution and supplied with everything they need in order to grow successfully, including things like oxygen, light, water and nutrients. Here are the main benefits to having a garden hydroponic system at home:

  • This process often allows for quicker, healthier plant growth compared to traditional gardening methods due to the increased level of control over environmental factors such as pH and temperature.
  • Because you don’t have to worry about these factors, you can grow produce during any season or climate that you want.
  • One incredible thing about hydroponics is that the water does the work for you: it helps valuable nutrients be navigated to the root of the plant increasing its growth.
  • Because the roots of the plant are constantly submerged in the water solution (i.e. deep water culture system), they have access to all the nutrients they need at all times which allow growth to occur more efficiently.
  • The water and its nutrients will also allow your plants to grow larger and become healthier and more vibrant.

Depending on your own needs and personal living space, it is possible to create great hydroponic gardening in or outside of your home (i.e. your kitchen space, living room, etc.).

How to Build a Garden Hydroponic System?

Building a hydroponic garden is a relatively simple process. All you need are basic supplies and to follow these instructions:

1. Basic supplies

Begin by gathering all the basic supplies that you’ll need to start growing:

  • A container in which the plant’s roots will be housed and supported. This could be a bucket, tote, box or aquarium.
  • Grow lights: Since your plants are not growing with the assistance of the sun, they will need another light source for the process of photosynthesis. You can use either fluorescent lighting or led lights.
  • Nutrient solution in which your plants will be submerged in. You can either purchase premade nutrient solutions or you can make your own using ingredients such as Epsom salt and fish emulsion.

2. Additional supplies

Next, gather the additional supplies:

  • An air pump delivers oxygen to the roots of your plants to promote growth and the absorption of important nutrients the plants need for optimal health.
  • A timer that is set to control the lights throughout the day ensuring that they are all getting a sufficient and even amount of light for the best possible growth.
  • Net pots to suspend the plants in the air above the nutrient solution.
  • A pH test kit to measure the levels of acidity or alkalinity of your nutrient solution.

3. Assembling your system

The next step is to actually assemble your garden hydroponic system:

  • Start with your container. You’ll need to drill multiple holes inside of it, giving a place for your net pots to sit. The size of the holes should be smaller than the size of the net pots.
  • Next; you will assemble your air pump which will remain outside of the reservoir. The pump should be attached above water level.
  • The next step is filling the reservoir with water and adding your nutrients. You can then use your pH test kit to measure the pH and adjust it if necessary.
  • Once this is done, you can add your plants.

4. Maintenance

After you’ve built your hydroponic garden, you’ll need to keep a few maintenance things in mind. Make sure that the water level does not get too low, especially during the early stages of growth. You’ll also want to continue to check your pH levels on a regular basis and adjust them as necessary. It is also important to clean out the reservoir regularly. Replacing the water with fresh water can be done every two weeks or so.

What are the Benefits of an Indoor Hydroponic Garden?

There are many benefits of using a garden hydroponic system to grow your own plants, in addition to taking advantage of a small space, and enjoying your favorite produce from home.

More efficient

One of the greatest benefits of having your own hydroponic garden is increased efficiency. With a hydroponic garden, plants get the exact nutrients they need, when they need them, without having to rely on soil or traditional fertilizers. This not only saves time and effort, but can also boost yields up to 50%.

Fresh Products All Year Long

Consider the drawbacks of the traditional form of growing produce. You can only do it during certain times of the year when the weather allows for it and the soil is usable. But with hydroponic gardens, this is not a concern. You can grow fruits and vegetables for your family at any time of the year, even when certain produce is typically out of season. This will increase the amount of crop that you’re taking in and will ensure you have fresh produce all year long. Get ready to enjoy cultivating many types of plants like tomatoes, lettuce, herbs and leafy greens all year round.


Another benefit of a hydroponic garden is the ability to save water. A hydroponic garden uses much less water than traditional gardening and requires no water runoff. The indoor gardening system kit evenly distributes moisture to all plants, significantly reducing water waste. Hydroponic gardens also eliminate the need for pesticides and harmful chemicals that can contaminate soil and waterways. By growing your own food indoors with a hydroponic setup, you can help reduce your carbon footprint as well as contribute to local food production.

Easy Maintenance

Since crops are grown in a controlled environment, there is less risk of pests or weeds disrupting the growth of plants in the garden which makes maintenance much easier and more efficient. Additionally, since the roots of the plants are suspended in a nutrient solution, they don’t need to be replanted or weeded like traditional gardening methods require.

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Which Garden Hydroponic System to Choose?

You’re ready to start growing your own garden with hydroponics so you can have fresh produce every day, but you don’t know which one to choose? At Gardyn, we offer two different garden hydroponic systems to best fit your needs:

  • With our Gardyn Home Kit 2.0, you’ll have the ability to grow as many as 30 plants all year long so that your family can enjoy fresh produce each and every day. This garden is 5 feet tall and occupies 2 sq. ft.
  • The Gardyn Home Kit 3.0 offers the same capabilities but has been re-engineered so it is even easier to set up and maintain. This is an AI-powered garden that allows you to monitor your plants around the clock. In case you go on vacation, a Kelby will automate settings so that you can return home with fresh produce ripe for the picking.

Both models come with your garden’s personal AI assistant Kelby, which will help you keep your plants healthy with cameras and sensors implemented in your hydroponic garden system. The cameras also allow you to check on your crops 24/7 and even save and share their evolution over time!

Not sure which model is best for you? Read the full comparison of both models now!

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Say goodbye to spending tons of money at the grocery store on vegetables that aren’t ripe or go bad before you’ve had the chance to use them. When you buy our hydroponic growing system, you can pick exactly what you need exactly when you need it. This ensures top quality produce that also taste better.

The future of gardening is bright and there is no turning back. Jumpstart a more sustainable living style today. You can grow for as low as $29 a month. Check out our website and learn more about the many benefits of indoor gardening and how it can change you and your family’s lives for the better.

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