- Aquaponics - Aquaponics / Fishpoonics Overview
- DWC (Deep Water Culture) - Deep Water Culture Overview
- TFDWC(Top-fed Deep Water Culture) / Bubbleponics
- Static Solution Culture
- Continuous-flow Solution Culture
- Aeroponics - Aeroponics Overview
- Passive Sub-Irrigation
- Ebb and Flow / Flood and Drain - Ebb and Flow Overview
- Run to Waste
- Fogponics - Fogponics Overview
As you can see from above, these are the foundation of how the water/nutrient solution is getting to the plants roots systems. There are many different ways to grow plants Hydroponically. There is not necessarily a cut and dry answer for what you should use for your scenario. You will more than likely want to choose a combination that fits what you are growing.
For example Lettuce works well with almost all of the above styles, but there are some that are better than others. One solution may take up more space than another, or waste a lot of water in comparison to another.
You will want to weigh the Pros, and Cons of each one prior to making your decision. There are some of these methods more for specific plants than others. For example, bubbleponics is really good for larger plants such as tomatoes, or lemon trees, where as Fogponics is really well suited for cloning purposes.
Each one of these could have a book written on them separately.
We will be reviewing each method in more depth here shortly.
Keep an eye out for our later posts explaining each one in more detail.