The name hydroponics comes from the Greek “hudor” for water and “ponos” for work, therefore the word hydroponics means “waterworking”, the cultivation of plants in a nutrient solution rather than soil.

From  Ancient Greek   ὕδωρ   ( húdōr ,  “ water ” )  +  Ancient Greek   πόνος   ( pónos ,  “ work, labour ” ).

There are six main types of hydroponic systems to choose from:

  • Wick Systems
  • Deep Water Culture (DWC)
  • Nutrient Film Technique (NFT)
  • Ebb and Flow (Flood and Drain)
  • Aeroponics
  • Drip Systems

Wick System


Deep Water Culture (DWC)

The basis for a Deep Water Culture is water, nutrients & oxygen.

You will need a container that holds the water and nutrients while the roots are suspended in the solution.
The third part is oxygenate the water, this is done with an air pump and air stone.

Nutrient Film Technique (NFT)




Drip Systems