iDOO 7-Pod Hydroponic Growing System, White

Last updated date: March 15, 2021

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9.0

iDOO 7-Pod Hydroponic Growing System, White

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We looked at the top Hydroponic Systems and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Hydroponic System you should buy.

Editor's Note March 15, 2021:
Checkout The Best Hydroponic System for a detailed review of all the top hydroponic systems.

Overall Take

This indoor garden kit has a water circulation system and high-performance LED lights to get your plants rooted and growing strong. It features three smart mode growth stages and two water pump modes.


In our analysis, the iDOO iDOO 7-Pod Hydroponic Growing System, White placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Hydroponic Circulation System: This indoor garden germination kit is designed with a water circulation system, increasing the oxygen in water. Growing in the nutrient water faster than soil. You have total control over the weather all year round. High-Performance Grow Lights: The 24-Watt LED lights of the hydroponics growing system simulate the sunlight spectrum, promoting veggies photosynthesis in any weather. the indoor gardening with veggies can be placed in the kitchen, bedroom or office. The indoor garden kit is an educational gift for children, helping them to observe the process of growth. Parents and grandparents will also love year-round fresh veggies. 3 Smart Modes for Different Growth Stages: NORMAL MODE: 14h-on-and-10h-off-cycle, with red & blue & white LED lights, suitable for germination, bloom, viewing stage. GROW MODE: 16h-on-and-8h-off-cycle, with red & white LED lights, for germination and viewing stage. ENJOY MODE: 12h-on-and-12h-off-cycle, with 50% red & white LED lights, good for germination, bloom, viewing stage. Lights will be less noticeable in this mode. 2 Water Pump Circulation Modes: In normal mode, the water pump works for 5 mins and pauses for 30 mins. Switch the water pump to sleep mode by long-pressing the “PUMP SWITCH” for 5 seconds. The water pump will turn off for 12 hours and will then return to the normal cycle. You can enjoy a deep sleep in the same room as your home garden. Height-Adjustable Garden Kit: The height of the lighting part of the hydroponics growing system can be adjusted for veggies at different growth stages, helping veggies absorb energy from LED lights and promoting growth. And you can simultaneously grow as many as 7 plants up to 13.4 inches with the 7 included pods.

An Overview On Hydroponic Systems

Hydroponics is the science of growing plants with a growing medium other than soil, water and nutrients. The medium can be vermiculite, perlite, coconut coir or other natural materials.

Believe it or not, hydroponic plants often grow 20% faster than those grown in soil, with higher yields. This is because there are fewer barriers between the plants’ roots and the water, nutrients and oxygen that they need to thrive.

Indoor hydroponic garden systems have become quite popular amongst consumers. These often can use LED lights, which are efficient and do not emit as much heat as other types of bulbs.

Some of these gardens also employ so-called smart technology, so little effort is needed to keep the plants growing after the initial set up. You can find systems that pump the water and nutrients and adjust the light and oxygen levels for you. Other indoor gardens do even more.

The systems are not inexpensive, but the initial investment can really pay off once the garden is in bloom. They are semi-permanent fixtures (though they can be moved), so you will need to allow some space for them in your kitchen or wherever else you want them to be located.

First-timers can start out with a smaller hydroponic garden, as some accommodate fewer growing pods. Some of these systems are expandable, so look for that feature if it interests you.

If you are on the fence about getting an indoor hydroponic garden, here are some more reasons to jump on board. Aside from the faster growth rates, these gardens allow you to grow plants throughout the year instead of only in the spring and summer. In addition, you don’t have to deal with the dirt, insects and fungal infestations that come from growing plants in soil.

The Hydroponic System Buying Guide

  • When shopping, look for the garden’s exact dimensions and compare that to the space you have available. Plan for extra height if you want to grow taller plants.
  • Some hydroponic gardens may have timers or reminders to tell you when the plants need to be watered or fed. This is a helpful feature.
  • Certain indoor gardens are easier to set up than others, so see if you can find online instructions before buying.
  • If you want to go all out, some of the systems have voice assistants that you can control through Google Assistant or Alexa. You will have to cough up more money for these, though.