admin - September 2, 2016
The advantages of hydroponics systems are cheap, healthy, delicious, clean, pesticide-free vegetables and fruits.
Kids under 10 can easily do it easily DIY.
This hydroponics information shows one type and one way to do it. This complete hydroponics grow tent kit is 12.5% the size of a commercial system unit that grows 400 plants per month. Our grows 50. Salad vegetables use more space and you’ll be able to grow fewer plants.
Our kids 9 & 5 explain to you home hydroponics and how to do it.
Two years later we are still at it. Hydroponics vegetables are practical.
The girls usually enjoy a 99% germination rate.
We usually start harvesting at three weeks. We normally harvest again at four weeks and five weeks. (Carefully take only the biggest growers.)
We say harvest careful because you will be shocked at the crispness of hydroponic vegetables. FRAGILE!
Standard procedure is simply harvest all at four weeks but that’s for commercial operations.
This alternative farming is done in a very small yard in a big city alongside our hundreds of Plumeria trees, the biggest taller than 6 meters (nearly 20 feet tall).
Sunlight is very limited but hydroponic gardening still works GREAT! And the kids eat up the hydroponic vegetables like they are cookies and ice cream.
We bought this home hydroponics starter kit. We didn’t make it ourselves.
The manufacturer gouges customers a bit. But they export all their vegetables to Europe so they are familiar with high standards and know what works.
If you spend US$0.45 per day on vegetables (45 cents), then you can probably become profitable in a year — if you use this expensive hydroponics starter kit.
We love it and it works great but it is very overpriced. You can do the same thing with cheap materials. We are really busy city-folk so we took the fast and easy route.
We use no inert medium or substrate, only water. We added an aquarium aerator. We painted the underside of water reservoir flat black and that ended all green algae growth.
We use a LOT of clothespins all around the bottom of the plantation to keep the screen tight and secure. Before we did that the pests often found their way into the yummy vegetables. If you make your own hydroponics system — screen it!
There are so many types of hydroponics. This one works great and the plants grow FAST, tall and well. It only requires periodic fertilizing and adding water. Otherwise it is relatively foolproof and productive.
Final Tip: Be in a good mood and frame of mind when you plant your seeds. Natasha normally has a 99-100% success rate. But one time she was in a truly foul and negative mood and almost all the seedlings DIED. The rest were sickly. See: “The Secret Life of Plants”.