How to Start a Hydroponic Farm

If you are unaware of what hydroponic farming is, then it is a farming process that lets you grow your plants even without soil. It depends on the liquid instead of the soil for it to be provided with nutrients that the plants need.

With these articles, you would be informed about all the important tools and equipment that you need to make your hydroponic farm a success.

Determine Your Sub-Irrigation Technique

You must be decided whether you want to utilize a sub-irrigation technique. In this type of culture, you will utilize trays that are packed with porous material and flood them with a nutritious solution. You can then gather up and reuse the runoff for as long as it can maintain the needed amount of nutrients that your plants would need. You may also consider the water culture way. This uses instead a material that looks like a glass wool which can just float on top of the water solution filled with nutrients as well.

Evaluation of Benefits

Think whether the benefits of the drip or slop method is really effective. The culture techniques can really replace the soil with some sand. And then you just pour the nutrient solutions on the sand. Along with the drip method, you can also establish a system that is designed to render an unceasing drip of liquid. Analyze also the kind of hydroponic system that you prefer to use. You can choose from the common options of passive or active. With the active system, the pump moves the solution right around the system; while the passive type relies on the porous material to get the water into the roots.

Get All the Important Supplies

The supplies that you need would depend on the kind of culture technique you would choose to do. But in the most usual of cases, you would just need to have the porous materials, the hydroponic system, nutrient solution and the seeds or the plants. You can visit the hydroponic stores to buy such ready to use systems along with the rest of the items that you need.

Setting Up

You must set up the plants, seeds and equipment properly. If you plan to set it up outdoors, then you should watch out and be updated with the local weather guidelines so that your planting will not be disturbed. Or you can also invest on a green house to start with your indoor farming. You must spend time and effort to maintain it in the best condition for your plants to grow successfully. The bigger your farm, the heavier your work will be. To make things easier on your part, then you should render the right nutrient solution at the perfect time. You must also pick and prune the plants for as many times as possible.


  • Callistus Ojiko said on May 16, 2012
    we are located in Warri, delta state of Nigeria. we have interest in commercial hydroponic farming please provide for us relevant information to start off, with cost of items needed. callistus ojiko
  • maheshkumar said on October 30, 2012
    I am from Tamilnadu, India. we are running a biotech research laboratories and very much interested in commercial hydroponics system. please guide us the necessary details and investment details pertaining to commercial hydroponics farming. Thanking you, maheshkumar a.r
  • K.Niresh said on January 18, 2013
    i am from tamilnadu, and i'm interested to learn and training about hydroponics please let me know where i can have a training in tamilnadu, thanking you, Niresh
  • P.Sridharan said on January 19, 2013
    I am from Vridhachalam, Tamilnadu, India and I am going to start goat farm in Jan'13. I am interest to join hydroponics training, please help me.
  • Ifeoma okereke said on January 28, 2013
    I'm from Okigwe, Imo State, Nigeria. Interested in hydroponic farming. Tanks
  • kvprasad said on April 12, 2013
    sir, I am interested to start Goat Farm in Andhra Pradesh near vijayawada, i don't have any land for grass feeding, can i get any information how to get grass from hydroponic grass to run my goat farm and i want to know what is the cost of machine of 1000 kgs production per day, kindly give the information by mail, pls do the needful in this regard.
  • c.sampson said on November 16, 2013
    I am sampson kurnool Andhra pradesh and I am interested to learn about hydroponics pls let me know where I can have training , thanking you sam
  • Prabal said on December 3, 2013
    Read the book, HYDROPONICS by DR.W.D.PATWARDHAN published by Shrikant Waman Patwardhan, 'Vishwanath', 2025 Sdshiv Tilak Road, Pune 411030. It is frightfully easy !!!!! with commercial minerals which are readily found in common agriculture fertilizer shops I am into Hydroponics since 1975 when i was a student then i was following a book HYDROPONICS or The Bengal System by J. Sholto Douglas published by Oxford University Press. India, If you think hydroponics is difficult and has to be HI TECH then DO NOT CONTACT ME if you want to do hydroponic in a very easy way then ONLY contact me. My email Learning is a growing process it is not an event.
  • Tomas said on March 6, 2014
    I want to set up a hydroponic garden for vegetables and a catfish pond using hydroponics. Give me more info
  • karur kumaresan said on March 12, 2014 studying in biotechnology. i want hytroponics details. next month i will start hytroponics , pls send to me hytroponics information. THANK U SIR. KARUR KUMARESAN
  • jeeva said on September 4, 2014
    halo sir I have finished ug I am going to work in my fathers farm I would like to know about the hydroponics cultivation of vegetables and where can I get the rockwool cubes in karur. thank you sir
  • Bijesh PK said on October 18, 2014
    Please give me the details of hydroponics and the details of the training centers in south Kerala....
  • VIJAY said on November 18, 2014
    hi sir i am interested to this type of cultivation pls kindly let me know that proper form method . i can have training ,
  • Kannan said on November 30, 2014
    Hi i'm from Tamilnadu, I would like to know hydroponics details, training centers in tamilnadu.
  • SATHISHBABU V said on February 4, 2015
    I am from Tamilnadu, working in MNC at chennai, very much interested in commercial hydroponics system. please guide us the necessary details and investment details pertaining to commercial hydroponics farming. Thanking you, sathishbabu.v
  • Venkatakrishnan said on February 5, 2015
    I am from karaikudi. i would like to know where I can get hydroponics training
  • raghu said on March 25, 2015
    I am Raghu, I am working in kenya. My native place is tamilnadu. I am interested in hydrophonic system in my place. please i need details of investment details and training details. Thanking you
  • jayamohan said on March 29, 2015
    am from pondicherry. i would like to know where I can get hydroponics training & investment details.
  • Konda Ramesh said on April 3, 2015
    respected sir/madam, I would like to know nutrients for this system per litter of We add nutrients every day to same water? Or once. Thanking you, Yours faithfully, K Ramesh.
  • Kalaimani said on April 4, 2015
    Hello sir i am pondicherry i want know about hydroponic training, material and investment cost.
  • Zainab Abubakar said on April 7, 2015
    I am interested in the method of farming. though i want to start with a small scale for home use first, kindly furnish me with the detail cost implication and where to reach you. i equally want to know about the capacity building (knowledge transfer) and materials needed. thanks
  • hobbs ideh said on April 9, 2015
    we are in yenagoa bayelsa state interested in hydroponic for vegetables
  • aamir naveed said on April 21, 2015
    I am Naveed, I am from Dindigul. i would like to know where I can get hydroponics training & investment details. Thanking You.
  • Dhinagar said on June 14, 2015
    sir, i am interested. I want to start in small scale. please send the details. Thank you.
  • pugazhendi.s said on August 10, 2015
    sir, I am pugazhendi basically my family was former, presently i am working in saudi arabia, I am interested in the method of hydroponic farming and i want to start with a small scale for home use first, can you advise to me regards where will get the training about hydroponic cultivation in tamil nadu or in india. Thanks
  • Devarajan said on August 24, 2015
    I am from Salem, I interested hydroponic or aeroponic cultivation in my land and promote in this area, kindly inform cost per acre and ur technical support details
  • Eaeni said on October 5, 2015
    I live around phoenix AZ and I'm trying to open a hydroponic farm and figure out the cost for 50-200 plants I would like the costs for all aspects I would greatly appreciate it.
  • Satyanarayana Manne said on October 10, 2015
    Wheres shall I get the Book on,HYDROPONICS by DR.W.D.PATWARDHAN.
  • Pius Ohalezim said on October 19, 2015
    Our Pig farm is located in Lokpanta, Abia State. How can we take advantage of hydroponic farming to improve our farm and reduce cost for more profits?
  • Vinod said on December 22, 2015
    I want to OPEN a hydroponic farm in Haryana, India. Can you please guide me on cost and training required for these kind of projects.
  • Nneameka said on December 28, 2015
    Am looking for a store that sell the hydroponic nutrient. Am in Abuja Nigeria.
  • RAJESH ROY said on March 16, 2016
    I am RAJESH.i studied b pharmacy in guntur,ap state,india.I interested hydroponic cultivation .but i have no land.kindly inform how to cultivate the hydroponic system.I want to open a hydroponic farm in vizag, India. Can you please guide me on cost and training required for these kind of projects.
  • sudhir said on April 1, 2016
    Hi this is sudhir rajahmundry Andhra pradesh and I am interested to cultivate learn about hydroponics please let me know how it is.
  • E.A Forster said on April 18, 2016
    I'm in Bayelsa state of Nigeria. very interested in vegetable hydroponics. please where can I get hydroponic fertilizer and peatmoss or perlite?
  • Daniel said on August 12, 2016
    I am Daniel from Coimbatore. very interested in vegetable hydroponicslearn about that. please let me know how it is?
  • saravanan said on November 30, 2016
    I am saravanan from Chennai, I am very much interested to learn all about hydroponics especially to grow vegetables at home
  • Owodunni toyin said on November 30, 2016
    Good day, please, i'm interested in hydroponic farming. please, kindly assist with important information on training, information and, sourcing for materials needed. i base in ibadan, Oyo State. thanks.
  • Dhanabal M said on December 26, 2016
    As i am interested to learn the hydroponics farming system from the basic level, but i am in TAMILNADU, i only know tamil language. But i want know the farming system for our future India behalf of me. Kindly replay will receive from you ASAP. Thank You.,
  • olaleye said on January 19, 2017
    hi, olaleye is my name and i am very interested in your product , i will like you to provide me with information on where and how i can get the hydroponics nutrient here in nigeria or if you ship directly to nigeria and the cost of the products. thanks
  • Jerome Francis said on May 30, 2019
    Hi, my name is Jerome. I would like to know more about the making of the solution, where to purchase the Raw materials, including the greenhouse, and its cost. Please let me know.
  • Jerome Francis said on May 30, 2019
    Please tell me more about hydroponics with lighting.


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