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How to Start a Hydroponic Garden

Maybe you’ve thought about gardening, but don’t think you could do it because you don’t have a yard. Well, don’t lose hope yet, because hydroponic gardening is here to help you get started.

Wanna take a peek at how it’s done? In this article, you’ll learn how to set up your own hydroponic garden, and an overview of different systems you can try. So, read on!

Is a hydroponic garden worth it? 

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The easy answer is “yes,” a hydroponic garden can be worth it in certain circumstances, like if you want to take up gardening as a hobby but don’t have a backyard or enough space for planter boxes.

In commercial applications, a hydroponic garden is also viable if you want to farm certain crops for profit but don’t own or have access to a large plot of land, and your location may not have enough water.   

Pre-made hydroponic kits or DIY? 

Going DIY or buying commercially available hydroponic garden kits is one of the decisions you’ll have to make as you start your hydroponic garden. Here are the pros and cons of both options. 

Pre-made hydroponic kits

  • Easily set up; kit comes with all that’s needed to start your hydroponic garden

  • Nutrient solution may be included and comes pre-mixed

  • Setup is easy and quick, only needs some water and an electric outlet to work

  • Cost is fixed, but can vary from negligible to expensive

  • Mostly for small, countertop hydroponic gardens, but larger kits exist

  • Easily maintained

  • Selection of crops is limited due to size restriction

  • Amount and variety of crops to are limited to only what the kit allows

  • Room for expansion is limited; your only option for higher yields is to buy more kits

  • No room for creativity

  • Less room for error

DIY hydroponic gardens

  • Costs can vary,

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