As a part of our in-depth articles on hydroponics geared for beginners, check out our recent article on deep water cultures to learn more.
Welcome to the ultimate beginners guide to hydroponics. This article (and those it links to) is meant to be the best a-z, everything a beginner needs to know to get started. This is not, however, a comprehensive guide to hydroponics. Entire books have been written on the subject (in fact, we mention several of them in this beginners guide). Rather, this guide is meant to help beginners get their bearings, learn how the systems work, what the terminology is, what variables are important, what pitfalls to avoid.
Doing is the ultimate teacher. So our biggest recommendation from the outset is to get a cheap hydroponics kit and get started. The faster you fail the faster you succeed, and believe me, as a beginner, you will fail. Your plants will start to fall over or yellow or the leaves will curl or your seeds won’t germinate. We’ll cover the basics, point you in the direction of where to get help when you need it, and hopefully get you launched on doing your first hydroponics system. So, without further ado, here it is.
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