HYDROPONIC SYSTEMS, REVIEWS & TUTORIALS

megagardenHarvesting your first hydroponically grown crop is incredibly satisfying. That’s why we are here to help every step of the way. We are two hydroponic enthusiasts with over 20 years of experience between us. At Hydroponic Authority, we draw on our experience to bring you the best and most up-to-date information, reviews, and in-depth tutorials on all things hydroponic.

New to the hobby? Check out our hydroponics 101 to learn everything you need to know to get you from seed to harvest. If you want a bit more background on how we got from early farming techniques all the way to advanced hydroponics, take a read through our horticultural history page.

Alternatively, if you want to jump right in and get started growing, check out our top picks for the best hydroponic systems in 2017.

We hope you enjoy!

Doug and Joe (the Hydroponic Authority team)

Hydroponic Authority's Top Hydroponic Systems of 2017

Name/Image Learn MoreType# PlantsSize PlantsCostRating
Miracle-Gro Aerogarden Ultra LED

Miracle-Gro Aerogarden Ultra LED

view priceread review Aeroponic7Small$$$5 Star Average Rating
H2OtoGro DWC Starter Kit

H2OtoGro DWC Starter Kit

view priceread review Deep Water Culture6Small$3.5 Star Average Rating
General Hydroponics GH4830

General Hydroponics GH4830

view priceread review Drip1Large$3 Star Average Rating
Viagrow Black Bucket DWC

Viagrow Black Bucket DWC

view priceread review Deep Water Culture8Medium to Large$$$3.5 Star Average Rating
General Hydroponics RainForest 66

General Hydroponics RainForest 66

view priceread review Aeroponic6Medium$$$3.5 Star Average Rating
Hydrofarm Megagarden System

Hydrofarm Megagarden System

view priceread review Ebb & Flow15Small$$3.5 Star Average Rating
General Hydroponics GH4720

General Hydroponics GH4720

view priceread review Drip8Medium to Large$$$4 Star Average Rating
Gowe NFT Hydroponic System

Gowe NFT Hydroponic System

view priceread review Nutrient Film Technique36Small$$$3 Star Average Rating

Whether you are looking to purchase your first hydroponic system, interested in ways to increase yields, or upgrading to a more advanced system, we have all the information you need to know.

There are limitless options when it comes to combining hydroponic systems, lighting options, nutrient mixes, and growing mediums. There are hydroponic systems that work great for one type of plant that will completely fail to grow another. There are lighting schedules and nutrient mixes that will create incredible flowering and fruiting, but only if timed correctly. There are ways to maximize energy and space efficiency. At Hydroponic Authority, you will find all of the above, and we are constantly adding new content.

Horticulture is an art and a science, so consider this site your textbook. You can get the background and the theory, but there is nothing quite like putting it into practice in the real world. And there is no better way to put theory into practice than by getting started. There’s a lot to learn!