Hydroponic Gardening -
Do it Right the First Time!

Hydroponic gardening is simply growing without soil. In this type of garden you provide all of the nutrients your plants need through the water in the hydroponic system. Plants require water, nutrients, and Oxygen at the root level, and different hydroponic systems will provide these three elements in various different ways.

Build this extremely easy and reliable homemade hydroponic system

The key to success in an indoor garden is to know the requirements of your plants very well, and then to simply provide for them. This is especially true when it comes to the lighting requirements and feeding requirements of different plants. A crop of lettuce may do very well grown under fluorescent lights, whereas tomatoes and other vegetables require a much more intense light source to guarantee vigorous growth and healthy development.

In addition to nutrient strength and light intensity, every plant has a pH that is preferred. It is also very common for the light requirements and/or nutritional requirements of your plants to change as they grow. For example, they may need a dark photo-period to get them to fruit, or they may require less Nitrogen and more Phosphorus and Potassium as they go from vegetative growth into flowering/fruiting.

Having a feeding plan in advance, tailored to the needs of the plants you are growing, is extremely helpful to getting great results. Once you have a feeding plan, it's just a matter of maintaining your nutrient solution properly on a day to day basis...according to the feeding plan.



Indoor organic and hydroponic gardening can be very rewarding, but the challenges of providing for plants indoors can be overwhelming to a beginner, and can be challenging to even an experienced gardener.

I started gardening indoors over 20 years ago, and I quickly realized how much conflicting advice was out there, and how little useful advice there was for indoor gardening in general, and for hydroponic gardening in particular.

After many years of persistent trial and error, I now enjoy helping garden lovers all over the world. I try my very best to make the information here easy to understand, yet very helpful (Easy RSS feeds to the left).

Find help choosing your indoor grow lights, understanding the different hydroponic systems, and learning some of the finer skills of indoor gardening...such as how to force flowering, how to take clones successfully, and how to maintain your nutrient solution properly. My indoor guide is here to save you time and frustration (and money) by...

Helping you do it right the first time!

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Hydroponic Gardening
Table of Contents

Easy Hydroponics Gardening at Home
Hydroponics gardening explained in simple, easy read fashion...Different hydroponics systems, homemade hydroponic systems, feeding tips, and more
Hydroponics Growing Systems Explained One by One
Explains the main types of hydroponics growing systems and how each hydroponics growing system works, Includes homemade section and feeding tips.
put together a homemade hydroponics system that works
Instructions and tips for building homemade hydroponics systems that work, and produce great results.
garden grow lights - tips designs and advice
The indoor garden grow lights page is a crash course of the basics to help do it right the first time. Covers garden grow light types, use and general tips and advice.
indoor garden designs -help so short and simple you won't believe
Short garden designs page for indoor gardens is unbelievably easy and will leave you with the best design.
Hydroponic Gardening Tips and Tricks
A hydroponic gardening crash course listing the most problem solving tips and lessons I've learned over the years
Organic gardening indoors. helpful and simply written.
Explains organic gardening from an indoor gardening point of view. Covers organic soil mixes, organic amendments, organic hydroponics, feeding tips, lighting tips, and more.
Each stage of the plant life cycle easily explained
Explains 4 stages of the plant life cycle and discusses human manipulation of plant life cycle behavior.
Growing Herbs Indoors Year Round
Complete info for growing herbs indoors all year. Offers additional lighting tips, easy starter soil mix, feeding tips from my own spaghetti sauce garden
How to grow tomatoes successfully indoors
How to grow tomatoes from seed starting to seedling care, transplanting, feeding tips, special indoor considerations, pollination, and more
Natural pest control for the Indoor Garden
Natural pest control keeps poison out of your food. Info for every indoor gardener, organic or hydroponics, learn how.
Troubleshooting Plant Growth to Maximize Your Garden Yield
There are several factors that affect plant growth. Looking at these factors is an excellent way to troubleshoot an indoor garden area, solve problems, and maximize plant growth.
Organic and HydroponicGardening Blog
Just learning hydroponic gardening? Love gardening with organics? Get frequent updates, with the best plant feeding tips, plant growth information, and easy garden design tips.
Hydroponics FAQ
Easy to read hydroponics FAQ with hundreds of garden questions answered and organized by category
Site Map for Jasons Indoor Guide to Organic and Hydroponics Gardening.
Quickly see every page that exists for Jasons Indoor Guide to Organic and Hydroponics Gardening....all in one spot
Ask the Hydroponic Gardening Expert at Jason's Indoor Guide
Have your hydroponic gardening and other indoor gardening questions answered within 48 hours by the resident expert, Jason

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High Efficiency

The ultimate solution to eliminate the cost of your hydroponic nutrients: Imagine a hydroponic system that does not require you to buy any nutrients, does not require you to make your own compost, and does not require you to brew your own nutrient tea. Seriously! No cost and no effort as far as providing nutrients to your plants! Plus, at the end of the gardening cycle you harvest all of your garden vegetables, PLUS YOU HARVEST FISH from the system....


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This solution is aquaponics. If you are serious about producing all of your own food and being self-sufficient, this is the ultimate solution for reducing expenses (as much as possible), reducing the total amount of work required, and maximizing the productivity of your gardening efforts. I have been gardening for over 24 years, and it is the perfect food production solution in my opinion.

Produce garnden vegetables AND fish together. Eliminate fertilizer costs!

Besides mastering how to make high quality compost, learning aquaponics is one of the top 3 things you can do to increase your garden productivity, reduce your total costs, and reduce your total work. The product that I learned from is called Aquaponics4you. With all of my hydroponic gardening experience, the first time I came across the Aquaponics4you product I knew immediately that it was something very special! Place an aquaponics system outdoors and use the sun instead of grow lights, and you have reduced every garden expense to nearly ZERO!

The New LED System/ BlackDog LED!

The moment LED lighting can finally compete with HID lighting. Very sweet!

Also, I'm working on a new video host - YouTube sucks!

Going to try THETA video next!

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