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Hydroponic Weed Growing Guide: Grow Cannabis at Home (Step by Step)

If you’re looking for a hydroponic weed growing guide that you can actually use to create high quality homegrown cannabis, then you’ll love what we have in store for you below.

It is often said that the first man to use hydroponic systems for growing plants and vegetables was the Roman Emperor Tiberius during the first century, however we know with fairly greater certainty that only in the late 17th century did we start truly implementing hydroponics.

At first, the rudimentary hydroponics were merely a way of distributing water, however over the course of next four centuries they have evolved immensely. Today, we have six distinct hydroponic weed systems that have proven worthy over the years.

A hydroponic system is a growing technique that heavily (if not completely) relies on water delivering nutrients to the plants roots without any soil involvement. However, in some cases hydroponic systems are used more as a supplementary water distribution technique – primarily the Drip Irrigation systems.

Below you will see guides to each of the 6 different hydroponic systems, which parts you’ll need for them, how to assemble them and lots of other informative facts that we rounded up in one spot specially for you. As this is a pretty long guide, we also decided to create a free eBook, which you can download at the bottom.


Chapter 1

DWC – Deep Water Culture

DWC – Deep Water Culture

These systems rely on the roots of the plants being submerged into water with nutrients dissolved and are quite easy to set up for first timers and beginners.

Chapter 2

Wick Systems

Wick Systems

Plants in a wick system plunge their roots into wicks which are touching nutrient filled water, thus pulling water from them into the plant’s trunk and leaves.

Chapter 3

NFT Systems

NFT Systems

Nutrients are pumped into a tray to form a thin film of nutrients constantly flowing with the roots submerged in them.

Chapter 4

Ebb and Flow

Ebb and Flow

Ebb and flow systems flood the plant roots one to several times a day. This periodical flooding gives the plants the nutrients it needs, but doesn’t damage roots.

Chapter 5



Aeroponics is a system for growing plants in mist environment. Water is sprayed onto the roots through sprinklers which enrich the plant with oxygen and nutrients.

Chapter 6

Drip Irrigation

Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation relies on water being dripped onto the roots at the same time every day. It is more often implemented as a supplementary water distribution source.

Bonus: Hydroponic Growing eBook

Just type your email in the box below, hit the magic button and I’ll send you a free eBook which explains everything you need to know about hydroponic growing, including detailed guides for all of the 6 growing methods lined out below.


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  • What an awesome ebook! Thank you so much for this!!! I will go through everything but I am interested in setting up a wick system in my shed, I hope I won't mess it up too much -- LOOKS EASY THOUGH

    • Thanks for reading through the whole eBook John! I'm really hoping your wick system works, hit me up if you need any advice or tips on that! However, if this is your first time I strongly recommend the Deep Water Culture technique as it really has the least potential problems that can pop up!

  • Can you just tell me with deep water culture, how long does it generally take to go from seed to fully grown plant and ready for harvest?

    • Hi Katy,

      depending on strains it may take longer, but most cannabis plants are ready for harvest around the 12th or 13th week, depending if you count week 0 (when you plant the seeds and they still haven't grown, this takes a few days).

      So to answer your question - 12 weeks at least. After that it's up to you.

  • Hello Alex, I`m starting, my website, one question; can I use some of your posts for my small book? It will be in Spanish (I`ll make the translation), I did not want to do it without your permit.

    kindest regards,


    • Go for it. Just please list us in your book as one of the sources! Did you read our growing e-book? Good luck!

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