I have never tried hydroponics but would like to investigate it. Apparently some have had great success growing peppers with those methods, such as Willard3.
I have an in-ground vegetable garden, but I grow most of my peppers in containers to avoid contamination and rotation issues. Also because I have too many pepper plants and I need the garden space for other vegs. I am planning to build a small outdoor greenhouse using polycarbonate sheets this summer (I got them free as salvage - lucky dumpster diving in a construction area!)
How much work and attention is required for hydroponics as compared with regular container gardening? And what about costs? I would very much appreciate any info or links.