How to grow marijuana using hydroponics, aeroponics, or aquaponics

Published on December 31, 2020 · Last updated September 15, 2022

There are a variety of ways to grow marijuana. Aside from the traditional methods of growing outdoors and indoors, other methods used in agriculture, such as hydroponics, aeroponics, and aquaponics, can also be applied to growing cannabis.

Some of these methods have been around for millennia, and others began in the 20th century. Learn more about the benefits of each of these methods below.

What is hydroponics? An overview of soilless growing
How to grow hydroponic cannabis
How to grow marijuana with aeroponics
An introduction to growing cannabis with aquaponics

Hydroponics vs. aeroponics vs. aquaponics for weed: What’s the difference?

Alternative grow methodProsCons
HydroponicsCan control all aspects of growing process for high-quality weedRequires lots of resources/utilities; steep learning curve
AeroponicsHigh success rate for clones; can grow high-quality weedRequires extra equipment to set up; requires extra utilities
AquaponicsEnvironmentally friendly; cuts down on use of nutrientsSteep learning curve; requires a lot of equipment

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