Demonstrating the Hanna HI 9813 pH/EC/Temp Meter at American Hydroponics in Hopkinton, Ma
The word hydroponics technically means working water, stemming from the Latin words "hydro" meaning water, and "ponos" meaning labor. Many different civilizations from the beginning of time have relied on hydroponics for growing plants, such as the early Mexican and Egyptian civilizations. However, recently growing hydroponically has grown in popularity and use across many different markets.
Six Types of Hydroponic Growing Systems
There are six different types of hydroponic growing systems, they are: Aeroponic, Drip, Ebb and Flow, N.F.T, Water Culture and Wick.
Aeroponic System: One of the most high tech growing systems
Drip System: The most widely used type of hydroponic systems
Ebb and Flow System: The system can be modified in many ways
N.F.T.: Nutrient Film Technique System - most commonly thought of
Water Culture System: A very simple to use hydroponic system
Wick System: The simplest of all hydroponic systems