homemade hydroponics system growing weed

Homemade hydroponics system growing weed

How it works:


When I did my first grow with DWC, I soon realized there were some things I wanted to change on the next go around. I wanted to Scrog, and I didn’t want to have to move the plants to change water or check PH and PPM. Also, they got root rot last time, Hydroguard and changing the water once a week kept it in check, but I wanted to not have to change the water weekly either.

Materials Checklist

You will need to rinse the Hydroton thoroughly. It gets quite dusty in the bag. I put the Hydroton in the net pots and ran water through until it ran clear, but if you’re going to use the whole bag, just open the top and poke holes in the bottom and run water through the whole thing until clear. I let the Hydroton dry then added my seedlings to the system the next day. I soaked the clean Hydroton in PH’d water first, then if there were long roots, I fed them through the bottom of the net pot and added Hydroton, about an inch or two on the bottom of the pot and set the Rockwool on it and gently added more Hydroton. You want the Rockwool or whatever media you’re using to be a couple of inches below the top of the pot so that you can cover it with Hydroton as well.

Homemade hydroponics system growing weed

Benefits of Hydro Over Soil

Hydro is a no-brainer for me. Whenever I go back to a hand-watered grow like coco coir, I am always surprised by how much extra time it takes to water plants and remove the runoff. The most intimidating part of hydro is just getting started – after that it’s actually really easy to take care of your plants. In my opinion, hydro is far easier and less time consuming than growing in soil or coco coir once you’re set up. If you are interested in hydro, go for it! If you follow this tutorial you will succeed!

Growing in coco coir can be considered a type of hydroponics since it naturally contains no nutrients and you must provide all the nutrients in the water. However, when you say “hydroponics” most people think of this:

Hydroponics is when you grow your cannabis plant in an inert medium like coco or a reservoir of water, and provide all the nutrients to the plant directly in the water.

Differences Between Soil & Hydro

How to Grow Cannabis in DWC

Pros of Hydro