Beginner's Guide: How To Grow Medicinal Plants Using Hydroponics

November 08, 2021

When it comes to indoor growing, some people believe that superior yield in a shorter amount of time is one of the advantages of growing hydroponically. Soil growers, on the other hand, will argue the opposite and claim their method is superior, and when grown organically, the final product tastes better and has just as much or more potency (higher potency is another common claim of hydroponic growers as well). The objective truth of the matter is that both growing methods have their pros and cons.

The Basics of Growing Hydroponic Medicinal Plants

Lighting

There are many LED grow-light options, and the best lighting choice largely depends on the size of the garden. High-intensity discharge (HID) usually in the form of high-pressure sodium or metal halide, compact fluorescent lights (CFL), and light-emitting diode (LED) will all grow medicinal plants just fine, depending on the grower’s preference and needs.

Grow Table

This important and large piece of equipment will take up much of your growing space. The function of the table and its tray is to contain and return excess water to the reservoir. The table will have a low point where water collects and travels back to the reservoir before circulating back to the plants again.

pH and PPM Meters

Growing hydroponically—or with soil—requires evaluating the water source used and making adjustments if necessary. Water adjustments may prove necessary with pH boosters and reducers.

Nutrients

Hydroponic nutrients are available in liquid and powder form. The majority of cannabis growers prefer organically grown flower, so organic nutrients are the best choice. Bottled nutrients are the easiest to use. There are organic options available—or as close as you can get to organic out of a bottle.

Support Media

Although the plants are fed directly from the circulating water, a medium is necessary to provide mechanical support of the plants. A variety of substances are commonly used, including coco coir, gravel, and clay pellets. Rock wool cubes make a good starting foundation for young plants when they first go into the system.

Net Pots

Depending on the scope of the cultivation project, a range of pot sizes will work. Something in the 2- to 7-gallon range should suit your needs.

Reservoir

This reservoir tank holds the water that circulates through the hydroponic grow system. The size of the tank depends on the size of the grow.

Air Pump and Air Stone

The air pump should always be running to guarantee the water is agitated and well oxygenated. You want the water to be oxygenated and moving.

Water Pump

The pump drives the water circulating through the system, so you want to make sure it’s high quality. Again, the appropriate pump largely depends on the number of plants grown. Generally speaking, the larger the size of the pump, the better.

Tubing

Usually constructed of plastic, tubing will be necessary to keep water circulating throughout the system, moving it between the reservoir and the plants. The plastic tubing will eventually have holes drilled into it and serve as a drip line.

Drip Line Emitters

You will want at least one drip-line emitter per plant.

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