Best Stackable Hydroponics System
Vertical design, more effective water use, save space in your home or garden, great for growing smaller plants, looks classy, makes gardening super simple and easy, quick set-up, quiet pump, and inexpensive.
Doesn't come with plant nutrients or growing media, and the watering system must be purchased separately.
Setup: This set of stackable planters is incredibly simple to set up. Just follow the instructions to stack the food-safe polypropylene containers, add the growing media and plant nutrients, then plant the seedlings. You may have to buy the watering system separately, or you can water them by hand. It'll take a grand total of 10 minutes to get the system set up and running smoothly.
Ease of Use: If you are watering by hand, you simply need to water the top layer of planters and let the water drip down through the stacked layers to catch in the drip pan at the bottom. The flow-through design helps you to reduce water usage. The fact that it's stacked vertically means you use up far less of your garden, garage, or shed space than you would with a typical planter.
Capacity: There are only five stackable planters, but each comes with enough space to grow 3-6 plants. You'll want to stick with smaller plants—strawberries, succulents, herbs, flowers, etc.—but you'll find this has a surprisingly large capacity despite its small size.
Price: At $40, this is one of the better-priced systems on our list. You'll have to water by hand (or pay more for the watering system) and buy the growing media and plant nutrients separately, but it's still one of the most inexpensive ways to start hydroponic gardening at home.