Root Farm Indoor Hydroponic Gardening System, Starter Kit

Last updated date: November 12, 2020

DWYM Score

8.5

Root Farm Indoor Hydroponic Gardening System, Starter Kit

Why Trust DWYM?

DWYM is your trusted product review source. Along with our in-house experts, our team analyzes thousands of product reviews from the most trusted websites. We then create one easy-to-understand review. Learn more.

Don't Waste Your Money Seal of Approval
Look for the DWYM seal for products that are the best in the category.
Show Contents

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


In our analysis, the Root Farm Root Farm Indoor Hydroponic Gardening System, Starter Kit placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Root Farm Hydro Garden Starter Kit has everything you need to start growing hydroponically at home. This starter kit system is a simple way to grow fresh veggies, fruits and flowers year-round. Use our Root Farm All-Purpose Grow Light and Root Farm Seed Starting Kit to start your plants from seeds or cuttings. When they are ready to be transplanted, just place your starter plants into the Root Farm Hydro Garden System and add nutrients. Use Root Farm Base Nutrient (Part 1) and Root Farm All-Purpose Supplement (Part 2) to deliver the key nutrients your plants need at every stage of growth. Once you're done using the Root Farm All-Purpose LED Grow Light to start your seeds, place it over the Hydro Garden System to grow your plants through harvest.

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.