Hydroponic Garden Kit Reviews
Growing plants indoors can be a challenge even if you have plenty of space for it. If your space is somewhat limited you can still grow an indoor garden, but you have to be realistic.
Growing with a hydroponic garden kit has a lot of benefits for those that don’t want to dedicate an entire room of their home for growing plants indoors. These systems are entirely self-contained and they are almost always compact in their design. All you need is an available corner in a room and you can start growing plants with a hydroponic kit.
The great thing about hydroponics is that you don’t have to worry about the mess that comes with growing plants in soil. It’s a clean indoor growing solution ideal for the urban environment.
If you live in an apartment without access to a garden, indoor growing may be your only solution if you have your heart set on growing your own veggies and herbs. Hydroponic kits provide you with everything you need to start your own indoor garden. All you have to do is set it up and place the plants in it.
We’ve taken a look at a wide variety of hydroponic kits for you and the reviews below represent our top picks. There are certainly many other options, but these ones stand out in a crowded marketplace. Anyone of them can be used to create a thriving hydroponic garden in your house or apartment.
General Hydroponics EcoGrower Drip Hydroponic System
The General Hydroponics EcoGrower offers the indoor gardener the best of both worlds. It doesn’t require a lot of space, but it can still produce some impressive yields.
It has a 17 gallon reservoir and it uses clay pebbles as a base and there are 6 separate growing pots so you can grow a variety of veggies and herbs all at the same time. It uses an air driven drip system to feed nutrients to your plants and the air flow is controlled by a pump.
Everything you need comes in the package including the initial nutrients you need to get started. You will have to replace them once they run out of course. At around 30 pounds it’s also light enough to be moved around without much bother if you need to. The price will set you back a bit at around $200, but it’s designed to last you a long time.
Hydroponic Vertical Tower Gardening System by Mr. Stacky
The Hydroponic Vertical Tower Gardening System by Mr. Stacky is one of the more unique hydroponic systems available today. This system is designed to be used both indoors and outdoors making it quite versatile.
It includes a built-in timer to water your plants automatically so you don’t have to worry about it – you simply have to fill the 16 gallon reservoir from time to time. The vertical design allows you to maximize your use of space by stacking up to 20 plants in one container. This is a great choice for apartment dwellers or those with very small backyards.
The entire package includes the pump, 5 large pots, the timer, plant food, and a growing guide. It’s a popular seller for a reason – it gets you results. With this set up you can begin growing your own veggies and reduce your reliance on the big ticket supermarkets.
Hydroponic Site Grow Kit 90 Site Ebb and Flow Deep Water Culture Garden System
If you have a large yard or indoor greenhouse the Hydroponic Site Grow kit is an option that can provide you with a lot of homegrown veggies. It can be used to grow just about anything from herbs to melons and a whole lot in between.
Typically you can expect to have plants ready to harvest with 45 days. It works with a pump set on a timer to continuously feed your plants with nutrients when they need them. It does require a little more space than some other options. It’s just under 4 feet long and 3 feet high.
The kit includes the hydroponic piping system, a deep well pump, a planting sponge, and a four foot hose. We should point out that it doesn’t come with a lighting system so you will have to place it in natural light or buy artificial lamps to place over it.
iRSE Indoor Garden Kit, Hydroponics LED Growing System
Another great option for those with limited space is the iRSE Indoor Garden Kit. This is a relatively small unit, but it has everything you need to grow some great herbs or even veggies indoors. It is hydroponic so you don’t have to worry about making a mess with soil and it has a built in reservoir to provide your plants with the water they need.
Unlike some other hydroponic kits, this one even includes a LED grow lamp built into its frame. This can be placed on a counter out of the way and all you have to do is add the water and nutrients. It’s priced under $100 so you don’t have to make a major investment to get started.
Hydroponics 36 Plant Grow Kit by EEZGlobal
The EEZGlobal 36 Plant Grow kit is another great option for indoor gardeners that want to grow a lot of plants. It can hold 36 plants at one time and it includes a deep well pump to provide the water and nutrient flow to grow healthy plants. You also get your initial supply of nutrients in the box and of the 4 main pipes that make up the main body of the system.
It only weighs about 13 pounds so it is a highly portable system that can be used both indoors and outdoors. You do have to provide the lighting system yourself – whether you choose natural light or artificial light is up to you. You can expect to pay around $100 for this model.
Making Your Choice
The hydroponic kits reviewed here all have some great features. Choosing the right one comes down to your own individual needs. If you are ready to begin growing indoors we really do recommend using a full kit like these though as it does make the whole process a lot smoother.