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Why Hydroponics is Important?

Hydroponics is interesting, unique, and rewarding. It is constantly challenging the conventional agriculture sector which is still dusting tons of pesticides on vegetables that are harming us and the environment at large. However, WE have found a ray of hope in the form of a revolutionising agriculture technology that’s a perfect blend of modern science and ancient knowledge; HYDROPONICS. In easy language, Hydroponics is a soilless cultivation technique where the soil is eliminated and certain other media are used that have better water retention capacity, are less prone to diseases, and provide good aeration to the plants. But when you dig deep, it’s much more than that. This technique is the future of Sustainable Agriculture. Wondering How? Just keep scrolling!

Have you ever thought that soil-based agriculture is our age-old practice then why are WE even talking about soil-less cultivation when soil is abundantly found everywhere for free. Isn’t Hydroponics an additional cost that nobody would like to bear? Perhaps the hidden costs in current soil-based agriculture associated with human health, the ecosystem, and the environment are many times left unseen.  That’s where Hydroponics comes to the fore. It is quite logical and only requires a set of procedures. Let’s have a detailed look at how these costs play a critical role in defining a sustainable future!

Impact on Human Health:  

Who doesn’t know how pesticides enter our food chain and how harmful they are to our health! Precisely speaking, Pesticides cause headaches, blurred vision, vomiting, abdominal pain, suppress the immune system, lead to blood and liver diseases, depression, asthma, and nerve damage. Somehow their comparatively cheaper rates and easy availability compels us to buy them. Then the question arises, Are pesticide-free vegetables costlier than our lives? Absolutely not! That’s why “Organic Vegetables” are trending these days. Still, we don’t know how organic they are? WE proudly say that Hydroponics is a reliable technique where you can see, taste, and feel the purity of crops. Soil is definitely the great source of nutrients that a plant needs, but it is also a hub of insects & pests for which pesticides are sprayed. Soil is required for anchorage and nutrients, that’s it. Here in hydroponics, a solution of 17 essential elements that are actually needed for plant growth are directly given to the plant roots and for anchorage, other media are used. The added benefit worth mentioning is “as the plants receive all the nutrients in a perfect ratio so they are nutritionally more dense than traditionally grown crops and yes it’s proven”

Impact on Ecosystem:

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The deliberate use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers is disturbing the relationship between the various communities of the ecosystem. They are decreasing the biodiversity of the soil. Several bird species are lost due to the accumulation of pesticides in their tissues. Pesticides used in farming might be slightly toxic to birds and mammals, but kill earthworms, which results in the reduction of populations of the birds and mammals which feed on them. They can eliminate food sources that certain types of animals need, causing them to relocate, alter their diet, or ultimately starve to death. The basic reason behind all this mess is ‘High demand and low supply’. Hydroponics has the immense potential to fulfil the public demand without compromising on the ecosystem. Scalability with hydroponics is endless. From home to commercial, it is ready to serve quality food at every step. 

The Environment:

Currently, agriculture accounts (on average) for 70 percent of all freshwater withdrawals globally. Whereas, Hydroponics saves 70-90% more water than soil-based cultivation as the water is being recirculated and reused. Already Groundwater depletion is creating havoc in many countries. Furthermore, the water of freshwater streams contaminated with pesticides is not fit for drinking. It’s a clear sign that this is high time to follow such agricultural techniques where water could be saved. Therefore, WE use & re-use each and every drop of water in Hydroponics. 

Isn’t Hydroponics artificial?

Hydroponics gives you total control over the plant. You don’t have to wait for a particular season to eat your favourite vegetable when you can have a year-round harvest of farm-fresh, flavorful, nutrient-rich, and aromatic crops. The hidden talent of hydroponics is that it can replace the sunlight with grow lights. Grow lights impart the perfect spectrum of light on plants for which they were dependent on sunlight and hence they grow naturally. Commercially speaking, humidity and other factors are controlled that affect plant growth but all WE are trying to do is- “creating a replica of the natural environment and ensuring sustainable food production”. Fluctuating weather causes massive crop loss each year. Thus, hydroponics is an honest effort in the direction of food security. It empowers us to “Grow our own food”, the kind of food WE want you to eat. It is so flexible that it can fit into the backyard and it can become a big commercial farm as well. The possibilities with Hydroponics are endless. Keep exploring!

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How ‘WE’ can Help?

The power of WE can’t be defeated”. You and I, together WE can achieve more. Therefore, WE Hydroponics starts with “WE” as WE are aiming ‘everyone to be together in making a nutrient-rich, and pesticide-free Human food chain’. Let’s walk together on the path of sustainable farming; a cleaner, greener & healthier future is awaiting us.   

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Who are WE?

WE Are the Manufacturer

WE Are the Service Provider

WE Are the Solution Provider

WE Are  the Promoter and,

WE Are the Distributor

WE Are the Exporters

Of Hydroponics – Systems, Materials, Technology, and Services.

Hydroponics is a commercially viable, adaptable, and futuristic technology, but WE want to take the purity and freshness of farming also to home gardening. In order to grow fresh, 100% pure, pesticide-free, and nutrient-rich crops in an easy and hassle-free manner, a perfect system and support is much needed. WE are trying our best to meet every household’s requirement by providing a complete system that includes all the accessories and also by providing consultancy/assistance. 

What do WE Do?

  • WE Hydroponics provides turnkey projects for indoor and outdoor commercial farms.
  • WE supply a complete ready-to-install commercial setup for those who want to build their dream projects by themselves. 
  • WE also provide customised setups for homes and farms.
  • WE supply almost each and every material needed for the soilless technique of Farming.

We are growing every day to expand the footprints of Hydroponics from local to national to a global level for reducing the carbon footprints from the environment. WE are supplying our high-quality products all over India and trying to make them available overseas as well.

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Why WE are into Hydroponics?

Clearly for its purity and highest quality of veggies that it produces. WE are dedicated to the authenticity of its product and business. 

Our objectives are-

  • To make the world Greener by taking small yet profound steps; like our dream of having at least One TREE on every roof of this world. 
  • To make the world healthy by removing pesticides 100% from the human food chain. 
  • To improve the Quality of food that WE eat by making veggies nutrient-rich and bringing fresh crops within easy reach of every livelihood.
  • To save the environment by reducing the wastage of natural resources like water.

And only Hydroponics has the immense potential of making such unbelievable, unusual yet basic things possible! It gives us a guaranteed solution which no other farming technique could give. Nothing is hidden in Hydroponics, consumers can see what they are consuming. It has the ultimate scalability; literally the sky is the limit with hydroponics.

Hydroponics has empowered “WE” and now WE are empowering people to experience this revolutionary technology that is an amalgamation of Science and Ancient Knowledge. It gives us the freedom to “grow our own food”, the food that suits our body and not just pockets. Take a step forward, rest WE will walk together……….

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What is Hydroponics?

In recent years, a comparatively new technique of farming has gained a lot of popularity that is more clean, reliable, and sustainable. Due to the irrational use of harmful pesticides and fertilizers, consumers are switching towards healthier alternatives like Hydroponics. Amid this, Hydroponics has emerged as the most promising technology to grow 100% pure, pesticide-free, and nutrient-rich food. But WE believe that consumers should always know how their food actually grows? Hydroponics is as simple as its name, nothing is hidden. In easy language, Hydroponics is a soilless cultivation technique where the soil is eliminated and certain other media are used that have better water retention capacity, are less prone to diseases, and provide good aeration to the plants. If you are willing to step into the world of hydroponics, you’ll first need to learn the fundamental concepts of growing plants hydroponically. Let’s find out more about what Hydroponics is and how it works!

What is Hydroponics?

If we break the word Hydroponics then “Hydro” means water, and “ponos” means labor; in Hydroponics, plants grow in water without using soil. Thereby removing all the hassles associated with soil-based farming. 

But How can WE eliminate soil!!!!!

Scientifically speaking, plants grow through a process called photosynthesis, in which they prepare their own food by using light and chlorophyll (a green pigment present in leaves) to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen. Glucose is eaten up by plants and oxygen is released out into the atmosphere for the survival of living beings on the earth.

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Have you ever noticed that there’s no mention of “soil” anywhere and that’s all the proof you need that plants can grow without it! They grow primarily because of three main components: essential nutrients, water, and sunlight. Soil plays a vital role in providing nutrients, water, and support to the plant. Apparently, if they can get these things from somewhere else, then also the growth will remain the same. A hydroponics system eliminates the need for soil by providing a nutrient-rich solution directly to the roots that feed and hydrate the plants, while sunlight is replaced with artificial lights. It’s a matter of fact that plants do not take up whole sunlight but actually, they absorb a particular spectrum of light. Therefore, specially designed “Grow Lights” act as the source of sunlight for the plants. Now the only thing left is the “physical support” and it is provided by different growing mediums like coconut coir, rock wool, LECA, vermiculite, grow cubes or perlite that have better water retention, aeration capacity, and porosity. Plants have light, water, and 17 essential nutrients just at the tip of their roots for overall development. 

Most people think that Hydroponics is artificial as everything is provided manually, but it is not. It creates a replica of the natural environment and ensures sustainable food production. Simply, all the requirements are given directly by keeping them naturally intact. Although you can grow plants in several mediums apart from water, thus Hydroponics can be better defined as “growing plants without using soil”.

It must be really tough to start hydroponics at home???

Absolutely not. While hydroponic gardening might sound like rocket science, once you understand the fundamentals behind it then the journey is quite smooth. With the right system and proper guidance, you can start experimenting with Hydroponics and gradually learn more about it. Even one can construct a hydroponic system on their own as all the parts are easily available at any authentic hydroponic vendor. It gets easily accommodated in any space. You may start with herbs, lettuce and greens, tomatoes, peppers, and strawberries. Just avoid plants that grow tall like corn, have deep taproots like potatoes, or grow in a vining nature. 

28 Planter Hydroponics NFT / DFT system - Easy and ready to install, Home  hydroponics kit with complete accessories - WE Hydroponics
It can easily fit into your balcony, backyard or rooftop!

What can Hydroponics do?

From home to commercial, it has immense potential of meeting the demand of consumers with its fresh, nutrient-rich, and pesticide-free veggies. Traditional Farms cannot move near the marketplace but hydroponic farms could. It has the power to disrupt the entire farming system and supply chain with its innovativeness. It can turn the basement or rooftop of a township into a community farm, a cafe/hotel into a live-farming kitchen, and a building into a commercial farm. It has given urban citizens the new concept of vertical farming, so not only rural areas but urban areas can also feel the freshness of the countryside with hydroponics.

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Less space, more harvest

6 reasons that make Hydroponics extraordinary!

1. An year-round harvest!

With a hydroponics system, plants can be grown hydroponically year-round because the grower controls the temperature, light, and nutrient supply. So eat your favorite vegetables anytime, anywhere. 

2. Improved growth and yield!

Hydroponics systems typically result in faster-growing, higher-yielding plants due to the high oxygen levels found in the nutrient solution and the carefully controlled environmental factors. Higher oxygen level stimulates root growth and enhances nutrient uptake. These optimal growing conditions reduce stress on plants and give a more bountiful harvest.

3. Higher plant density!

Plants grown in soil are sown at long distances so that they have equal access to the soil’s somewhat limited supply of water and nutrients. Because hydroponics systems deliver a more nutrient-charged solution directly to the root zone, plants can be grown closer together without competing for root space.

4. Plants can grow anywhere!

Unlike traditional gardens that require outdoor space for plants, hydroponics systems are easily incorporated into many homes, regardless of their size or location.

5. Less water consumption!

Even though hydroponic systems depend primarily on the water to grow plants, they use between 80 to 90% less water than conventional farming. The water immediately reaches the roots, with little loss to evaporation. The nutrient solution is also recirculated multiple times before being discarded which further improves water efficiency.

6. No need for Pesticides!

Soil is home to many pests and insects that damage the crops badly. Moreover, hydroponics gives indoor farming facility, therefore pests are unable to break the system and it means no use of pesticides. 

A Bountiful Harvest with Homegrown Hydroponics - Houseopedia
A happy and healthy plant with dense roots!

In hydroponics, instead of putting so much hard work in pulling nutrients needed for growth from the ground, plants receive all of them through a nutrient solution supplied to their roots and thus the plant focuses more on growing upwards and their energy is saved for fruiting. It produces farm-fresh, flavorful, nutrient-rich, and aromatic veggies at the convenience of our home. The scalability of Hydroponics is ultimate—from growing a small collection of herbs in a kitchen all the way up to numerous plants in a large-scale commercial operation, the sky’s the limit for you. Explore the world of Hydroponics with us!

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How to Start Hydroponics @ Home?

Hydroponics has the capability of bringing out green lush gardens loaded with fresh vegetables and fruits from the farm to your backyard. Sowing seed and watering it daily is definitely not enough when you want a healthy plant and optimum yield. Growing a plant is not as easy as you think unless you follow appropriate techniques. Hydroponics gives you total control over your plants. Basically, Hydroponics is a soilless cultivation technique where the soil is eliminated and other media are used that have better water retention capacity, are less prone to diseases, and provide good aeration to the plants.

However, it is not rocket science, still, WE are here to help you out with the nuances of hydroponics. Get ready to harvest vegetable crops year-round within your home by following the procedures mentioned in the blog. Almost any plant that is grown in soil can be grown hydroponically but WE suggest you start your amazing journey with tomatoes, peppers, capsicum, cucumbers, eggplants, lettuce, bok choy, spinach, fenugreek, beetroots, gourds, and various herbs.


A range of ready-to-go hydroponics planter systems is readily available in the market that transforms your home’s backyard into a mini-farm. WE always ask beginner gardeners to start with a complete hydroponic system so that you invest your full time in learning hydroponics and growing plants rather than in creating a system as it is another task in itself. Although if you want to learn the process of making a Hydroponics System at Home (DIY) then WE have got you covered. You can get all the necessary parts that are required in constructing a DIY system at any authentic Hydroponic Vendor.

What do I need to start Hydroponics @ Home?

How to start?

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step!” Take the first step by selecting how do you want to grow your desired vegetables as there are multiple ways and systems that brings you closer to the aim of ‘Growing Your Own Food’. Below is an overview of almost every aspect of the hydroponics system that home growers should know.  

  • NFT System

The basic concept behind the NFT system is to keep a constant flow of water mixed with 14 essential nutrients required for plant growth through the plant roots in a channel. This is a recirculation method returning the solution from the channels back to the nutrient reservoir kept below. Grow any green leafy vegetables like Lettuce, Spinach, Basil, Mint, etc & herbs such as Oregano, Thyme, and salads or berries easily.  The materials required for constructing an NFT system are as follows-

  1. Structure stands
  2. NFT / DFT channels
  3. Net pots
  4. Clay balls 
  5. Hydroponics Nutrient set 
  6. Coco disc/ Growcubes
  7. Inlet system (motor, inlet pipe, and accessories)
  8. Outlet Fitting accessories
  9. Submersible Pump
  10. Reservoir Tank
  • Dutch Bucket System

Initially, a Dutch Bucket may look like a square-shaped conventional planter pot but don’t get fooled by its looks,  it is perhaps the most commonly used container for holding plants in a hydroponic growing system. Bato buckets can be connected easily and are capable to use a single watering line and a single drainage line for multiple media beds when lined up together. Dutch bucket System is great for growing vine crops and other tall-growing plants. Suitable for tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, squash, bottle gourd, pumpkins, beans, luffa, melons, and many other fast-growing fruiting and flowering plants. A small reservoir is connected with buckets that keep plants hydrated and avoid drowning as well. The materials required for constructing a Dutch Bucket System are-

5 Dutch bucket system with lid and netpot - complete kit with/without stand  and complete accessories - WE Hydroponics
  1. Dutch buckets with siphon, Lid (Lid is optional)
  2. stand 
  3. Feed and Drain plumbing
  4. Submersible Pump
  5. Coco disc for Germination media or soil less plants
  6. ClayBall Growing Media
  7. Reservoir Tank 
  8. Hydroponics Nutrient set 
  • Deep Water Culture (DWC) System-

If you are willing to grow Leafy crops like Basil, Lettuce, Kale, Chard, Bok Choy/Tatsoi, spinach, mustard, collards, mint, and other herbs then a simple Deep Water Culture System can be constructed. 

In a DWC (deep water culture) system, a tank is filled with nutrient solution and a raft floats on top of the water. Plants are kept on the raft and their roots are suspended into the solution below. Net pots support plants and growing media like clayball provides proper root anchorage. The plant roots swing in the nutrient-rich, oxygenated water while absorbing a large amount of oxygen and nutrients. Hence, the plants show rapid and healthy growth. What you need for a DWC System is-

Deep water culture system
  1. Reservoir tank 
  2. Hydroponics Float raft
  3. Hydroponics Nutrient set 
  4. Air pump + tube and stones
  5. Netpots
  6. Clayballs 
  7. Cocodisc/growcubes as the germination media 
  • Kratky System-

The Kratky method is a passive hydroponic technique for growing plants suspended above a reservoir of nutrient-rich water. It is a non-circulating technique and therefore, stagnant water loses oxygen with time. You can use an Air pump with an air stone to supply oxygen to the water. A Kratky system is based on a very simple and low-maintenance technique. It is suitable for home growers in order to grow small, medium, and large plants up to tomato, cucumber, and pepper size.

Kratky DWC system
  1. Buckets with lid and hole for netpots
  2. Netpots
  3. Clay balls
  4. Hydroponics Nutrient set 
  5. Air/Oxygen Pump 

But Why are WE doing this?

Growing hydroponically offers very clean conditions without any soil. Plants growing in the Hydroponic systems are protected from many insects and soil-borne diseases and keep the vegetables away from contact with harmful pesticides and fertilizers. Under your own vigilance, the vegetables are grown to a fully mature stage, so flavour, aroma, and nutrition are beyond what could be experienced in the market-bought vegetables. The satisfaction of growing these flavorful, highly nutritious, and heavenly scented vegetables through your hard work and tender care is extraordinary. WE already know the ill-effects of eating pesticides dusted, artificially fertilized food crops on our health. Therefore our emphasis is majorly upon “Growing Your Own Food” after all ‘Health is Wealth’. And there is no such hard & fast rule if you want to experiment with soil at your home then go for it, mix it with other hydroponic media to increase its porosity, water retention capacity, and aeration. Happy Growing!

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Re-grow 10 leftover vegetables: Expand your kitchen garden

Throwing vegetable scraps in a bin is the easiest way to get rid out of wet waste. But waste isn’t a waste when it has a value. WE have come up with a way to cut down your grocery bills and to bolster your health. Therefore WE suggest you to Re-grow leftover vegetables to keep an everlasting supply of fresh vegetables round the year. It will be a fruitful addition to your kitchen garden.

How to Re-grow leftover vegetables?

Well it doesn’t require any prior knowledge of plant physiology, just a curious mind ready to learn the following tricks would be sufficient.  Let’s see how it works!

Re-Growing vegetables from the scraps:

1. Ginger

The aromatic, hot, zesty ginger holds a prominent place in every kitchen. And growing this rhizome is super-easy.

  • Place a piece of ginger root in cocopeat or potting soil and ensure that buds are facing up.
  • New shoots or roots will appear within a week.
  • Allow it to grow for some time and then it is ready to reap.
  • Don’t forget to keep a piece of root aside for further growing.

2. Mint

Amid the scorching heat of summer, the lingering cool effect of mint on the tongue is unforgettable. Hence, growing fresh mint in your garden is like a blessing in summer. 

  • Place a mint stem in a glass of water for ten days.
  • Keep it in a bright area but avoid direct sunlight.
  • Once the roots emerges and grows 1-2 inches in length, transplant it in cocopeat.
  • Enjoy the fresh mint leaves all the summer long!

3. Garlic-

The garlic has a powerful, pungent flavour. Fresh garlic cloves have many health benefits.

  • Pick a piece of garlic and plant it in cocopeat by putting the roots downwards.
  • Keep the pot in direct sunlight.
  • As the shoots emerge, cut the shoots to obtain the bulb.
  • Bulb will appear when it’s ready to harvest.

4. Potato

Potato is the most loved vegetable. So it should be the part of your kitchen garden. They can be grown in a container or bag.

  • Fill the container 4 inches deep with moistened cocopeat.
  • Cut the potatoes which have several eyes on them into 2 inch chunks.
  • Plant the chunks 5-7 inches apart and cover them with atleast 3 inches of moist cocopeat.
  • As the potatoes grow 7 inches tall, cover it with more cocopeat.
  • Continue to cover the small plants until it gets filled upto the top.
  • Water it well, but avoid water-logging.
  • Around 90-120 days, potatoes will be ready to harvest.

5. Tomato-

Growing tangy tomatoes from the seeds already enclosed inside it; is an easy task.

  • Take out all the seeds from the tomato by slicing it.
  • Rinse the seeds and allow them to dry.
  • Take a small pot and fill it with the moistened cocopeat. Dig a whole with your finger about half an inch deep and put a seed. Water it well, but again avoid water-logging.
  • Within few days, a shoot will emerge out. Allow it grow few inches tall.
  • Transplant the seedling into bigger pot.

6. Lettuce-

Sweet and crispy lettuce has a unique place in salad greens. Everyday cut fresh lettuce and munch it the way you want.

  • Keep the leftover lettuce leaves in a bowl having a small volume of water in the base.
  • Put the bowl in a shiny area.
  • Sprinkle water on the leaves twice a week as per the requirement.
  • Once the roots starts appearing with new leaves, it indicates that now seedling is ready for transplantation.
  • Transplant the plant into pot by avoiding heat and sunlight to roots.

7. Basil-

The most ver satile herb “basil” is a mandatory component of many world-class cuisines. Give your Kitchen Garden an Italian touch.

  • Place a basil stem in a glass of water for ten days.
  • Keep it in a bright area but avoid direct sunlight.
  • Once the roots emerges and grows 1-2 inches in length, transplant it in cocopeat.
  • Enjoy the fresh crispy lettuce leaves all the year!

8. Pumpkin-

Sweet and savoury pumpkin can be grown through the seeds enclosed inside. All you need to do is rinse and dry those seeds and sow them in your garden.

9. Pineapple-

The exceptional juiciness and vibrant flavour of this tropical fruit makes it a perfect summer fruit. Ready to have a tropical kitchen garden…….

  • Fill a container with water.
  • Cut the top part of pineapple and insert few toothpicks in order to hold it above the container. The water should touch the base.
  • Place the container in direct sunlight (if the temperature is too high outside then move the container inside during the night time).
  • Change the water regularly.
  • Roots will start emerging within a week.
  • Transplant in into the cocopeat or soil.

10. Beetroot-

Blood red beetroot together with its edible greens is a health tonic. All set to Re-Grow!

  • Fill a container with water.
  • Slice off the top portion of a beetroot.
  • Place the beetroot top into the container with the cut side facing downward.
  • Keep the container in an area where it can receive adequate sunlight.
  • Roots will start emerging within a week. Allow them to grow until it’s ready for transplantation.
  • Beets require 45-65 days to reach harvest.

As WE have said it earlier also that growing your own vegetables is fun as well as rewarding. Apart from being inexpensive, the satisfaction of growing your own vegetables is undeniably high. So, Happy Re-Growing!