The ability to conserve space while gardening is one of the many boons of hydroponic gardens, but what if we took it one step further? Not everyone has a greenhouse in their backyard or a room to spare for rows of hydroponic tables; some gardeners seek to scratch the gardening itch by installing a small hydroponic system in their apartment or condo.
While a hydroponic garden can be small enough to thrive without a lot of space, knowing how to save space when growing plants hydroponically will help you make more room for yourself or for even more plants.
Try a Vertical Garden
Growing your plants in single rows and spreading them out uses a lot of space, but utilizing the empty space above the plants to begin a vertical garden can add more room than you thought you had. Vertical gardens come in many unique varieties, from simple shelf-like ebb-and-flow systems to cylindrical drip irrigation gardens. You can even make your own vertical garden out of recycled materials if you’re crafty and resourceful!
Have your plants climb up the wall and reorganize their homes to create more space where there wasn’t any before.
Pick the Right Crops
Some plants simply take up more room than others, making it challenging to save space or grow new crops near them. Whether you’re a new grower or a seasoned gardener, picking the correct crops will help you conserve space so that you can move the garden to a better location.
If you want to take up as little space as possible, try growing an herb garden right on your countertop!
Change Your Hydroponic Method
With so many hydroponic methods to choose from, picking the right one can be tricky. Each one takes up different amounts of space in your grow area, with wick systems and water culture systems as the most compact. If you haven’t started gardening yet, try beginning with a simple wick system or by placing the roots directly in the nutrient solution. While it may not be the most efficient way to garden, it will allow you to garden in small spaces!
Try a wick system or a water culture system if you’re just starting out and want to save space!
No matter why you want to learn how to save space when growing plants hydroponically, these tips are good habits to get into to make the most of what space you have.
At FloraFlex, we know the importance of saving space in a hydroponic system and supply small gardeners with perfectly small containers and hydroponic accessories—such as container stackers—to keep your little garden producing huge yields. Browse our collection of gardening supplies today, and build your own little garden that could.