hydroponic strawberry gardenWelcome to the wonderful world of hydroponic gardening.  Hydroponics can help you grow more, grow it faster, and grow with less work than traditional gardening methods.

Hydroponics have been around for thousands of years.  Even the hanging gardens of Babylon were hydroponic gardens.  Modern hydroponics didn’t really start until the 17th century, when Jean van Helmont’s “Willow Tree Experiment” proved that plants obtain nutrients from water. It was not until the 19th century that a pair of German scientists, Julius von Sachs and W. Knop, discovered that nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium comprise the three main building blocks of plant growth and life, and developed a nutrient formula based on their findings.

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden

The Miracle-Gro AeroGarden is a great, easy way to get started in hydroponic gardening.

 

Modern hydroponics is a great hobby, and a great way to grow herbs and vegetables for yourself or to sell.  Easy to use indoor systems like the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden provide everything you need to get started growing your own herbs and vegetables indoors, or you can find lots of plans and detailed information in the Hydroponics 101 guide.