ZipGrow Grow Guides & Manuals.

Our detailed grow guides & manuals.

Learn everything you need to know about hydroponically growing, and caring for the most popular vegetables, fruits, herbs, and produce around!

Farmwall™ Manual.

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ZipGarden™ Manual.

DIY Microgreens Station Assembly Guide.

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Seedling/Microgreen Kits Assembly Manual

Planting a ZipGrow™ Tower.​

Tower Spacing Guide.

Getting Started with Growfoam®

Free Guides

A Guide to Urban Gardening

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Vertical Venture ZipGrower Business Plan

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ZipFarm Buyers Guide

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ZipPod Buyers Guide

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Farm Wall™ Capacity and Dosing Guide.

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Best Crops for Hydroponics.​

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The Top 10 Mistakes Made By Aquaponic Growers

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The 5 Secrets of Successful Hydroponic Growers

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Microgreens Quick Guide

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The 20 Minute Guide to Financing Your Modern Farm

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The New Farmer’s Guide to Finding Your Customers

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Grow

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Considerations of Container Farming

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The Aquaponic Cheat Sheet

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The Hydroponic Cheat Sheet

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Beginners Guide to Troubleshooting Microgreens Ebook

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Case Studies

Our case studies will give you more insight into some of the ZipGrow farms around the globe. Non-profit, community-supported agriculture (CSA) and direct-to-retail/restaurants. These are just a few ways that hydroponic growers shorten food miles with ZipGrow systems and bring fresh, healthy crops to the communities they serve.

Paid E-Books and Guides

Need more in depth information or to start a hydroponic business. Check out our paid guides from UpStart University.

Downloadable Course

These courses will set up for success as a commercial hydroponic grower. The best start is UpStart.
Foundations of Aquaponics – Course PDF
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Hydroponic & Aquaponic Crops – Course PDF
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Intro to Hydroponics – Course PDF
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Plant Pathology – Course PDF
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Social Media Marketing for Farmers – Course PDF
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The Four Markets – Course PDF
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Intro to Business Planning – Course PDF
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Aquaponic System Design – Course PDF
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Intro to Aquaponics – Course PDF
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Growing & Selling Microgreens – Course PDF
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Lighting for Upstart Farmers – Course PDF
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Funding Your Farm – Course PDF
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Understanding Zipgrow – Course PDF
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Choosing Your Production Method – Course PDF
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Aquaponic DWC: Design & Economics – Course PDF
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Goals & Action Planning – Course PDF
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Farm Insurance: Finding the Right Policy – Course PDF
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Law for Farmers: Intro to Organics – Course PDF
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Law for Farmers: Basic Legal Research Skills – Course PDF
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Law for Farmers: Intro to Labeling & Weighing – Course PDF
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Greenhouses for Small Farmers – Course PDF
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Crowdfunding Campaign Success – Course PDF
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Green Walls for Restaurants – Course PDF
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Hydroponic Substrate Selection – Course PDF
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LED Lighting for Indoor Farmers – Course PDF
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Organic Hydroponic Advocacy- Course PDF
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The Farm to Food Truck Model – Course PDF
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Farm Compliance & Food Safety – Course PDF
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Humidity Management for Farmers – Course PDF
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HVAC Design for Indoor Growers – Course PDF
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Seeds & Seedlings – Course PDF
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Hydroponic Nutrients & Fertilizers – Course PDF
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Farmers’ Market Success – Course PDF
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Insect Pest Management – Course PDF
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Bato Buckets & Vine Crop Production – Course PDF
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