Diy Hydroponics Setup That Is Easy To Build

Building a DIY hydroponics setup is easier than you might have thought of. The idea of gardening without soil may seem daunting for those who have had only limited exposure to hydroponics, but it is actually quite simple to grow your own vegetables hydroponically, and in the end it will be less work for you than a traditional garden.

Traditional gardening can be physically strenuous with all the digging, kneeling and bending you need to do. Hydroponic gardening, on the other hand, can be put at a level that is comfortable for you to work at without bending over and as they do not have soil, they do not require any digging. Hydroponic gardening also saves you the labor of daily watering. There are some systems require frequent manual wetting of the roots, most use a pump to keep plants nourished and so are rather self-sufficient, requiring minimum maintenance.

Key Ingredients to Making Your Own Hydroponic Setup

The first thing you will need to figure out when you are creating your hydroponic setup is where you are going to keep it. If you decide to grow your hydroponic garden indoors, the next thing you will need to solve is your lighting situation. Hydroponic plants can easily be grown with artificial lighting, but there are many different types to choose from and you will want to experiment to find which is right for your own setup and crops.

If you don’t want to spend much and are developing only a small hydroponics setup, a simple incandescent grow light can be purchased rather cheaply, but this will not provide enough light for larger hydroponic systems.

The next thing you will need to do for your hydroponics setup is build or buy the exact setup that your plants will grow in.

There are six different basic systems for hydroponic gardens: the water culture system, the ebb and flow system, the nutrient film technique (NFT) system, the drip system, the wick system, and the aeroponic system, all of which have their advantages and disadvantages.

After you build your hydroponic system, all that remains to be done is to acquire your selection of plants and nutrient solution.