Crystal Erickson

The Future of Farming: What Is Hydroponic Gardening?

What is hydroponic gardening? Hey there, young green thumbs! Are you curious about hydroponic gardening? (1) You might be wondering, “What in the world is that?”. Well, let me tell you: it’s a way of growing plants without soil! That’s right, you heard me. Instead of using soil, plants are grown in nutrient-rich water.  But why was it created, you … Read more

Hydroponics Origins: Who Introduced Hydroponics?

Who Introduced Hydroponics

Did you ever wonder who introduced hydroponics? Who first came up with the idea of growing plants without soil? Many believe it was the ancient Mayans, but my friend Jimmy once insisted the Greeks did it first. We nearly got in a tussle over it! The truth is several cultures experimented with soil-less farming way … Read more

Growing Hydroponic Strawberries: Proven Techniques

Hydroponic Strawberries

Growing your own strawberries indoors seems impossible without fresh sunlight. But hydroponics makes it easy to enjoy homegrown berries any time. Some may think keeping hydroponic plants healthy indoors is hard, but with the right method, it’s simple. Hydroponic gardening allows strawberry plants to thrive without soil. Instead, their roots stay immersed in nutrient-rich water. … Read more

Unearth the Secret: DIY Hydroponics for Home Success

diy hydroponics for home

Hydroponics is a popular method of growing plants without soil, using nutrient-rich water instead. This technique has been gaining popularity due to its many benefits, including the ability to grow plants in small spaces and the reduced need for water and fertilizers. Diving into the world of Do It Yourself hydroponics for home is like … Read more

Hydroponic Hurdles: What Plants Don’t Do Well in Hydroponics? (2023)


I’ve learned the hard way that not all plants are cut out for hydroponics. It turns out, some just don’t thrive in a soil-less environment. From space-hogging plants that quickly outgrow hydro systems to thirsty crops that drain nutrient reserves, there are hurdles we need to be aware of. (1) And let’s not forget those … Read more