About Me


Who am I?

Hi my name is Phil Stanton.

I am a 50 something looking to teach you something I think will be huge in the near future. I am a retired aerospace engineer who now fills his time blogging and growing, both his knowledge and his plants.

I have been involved in the world of hydroponics for about 10 years.

Why Does This Site Exist?


I have started this site to teach you about the fascinating world of hydroponics.

Imagine being able to grow a plant anywhere Рexcept completely underwater and in the dark!! ok Рsome exceptions. But imagine being able to grow a plant on the living room wall. With this site you will be able to use the techniques to determine where and how to grow  your plants.

How Did it Start?

I have always been interested in growing plants but disliked the kneeling, weeding and other jobs you have to carry out in a normal garden.

The passion for hydroponics started when a friend asked me about it one day. Knowing nothing about it I did some research on the web and found that instead of getting dirty in the garden there was another way.

After the research I looked around at the kits available . I couldn’t justify them at the time. I started to build my own simple systems and had great success growing tomatoes and lettuce – imagine eating lettuce you have grown on christmas day !!

Where are we Going on This Journey?

Within this site you will find the basics of what a plant needs to survive.

you will find systems made up of easy to find parts.

You will find practical knowledge to sort out problems.


please join me on this journey and browse my other pages, start here