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Cheap DIY Vertical Hydroponics Systems

Cheap DIY Vertical Hydroponics Systems

Vertical hydroponics systems that are easy and cheap to build and easy to maintain. One is made of plastic bottles that are used as growth containers. They are arranged vertically above one another so that hydroponic nutrients flow from the top plant down through all of the other plants and then back to the reservoir to be recycled.

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Grow Fresh Herbs and Tomatoes Indoors Year Round

Plants can be grown indoors using hydroponic systems to produce fruit and herbs all year round. Flood and drain hydroponics systems can be used to grow almost any plant, and are a good choice for indoor hydroponics systems. A small system can easily grow say 10 plants including hydroponic tomatoes and herbs. Hydroponics lights provide the light plants need all year round.

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New Inert Hydroponic Growing Medium from Sure to Grow

A new hydroponic growing medium that is inert and will be available to use in home hydroponics gardens. The product doesn’t yet have a name. It is made of a material that is cut into cubes and used in a way much like expanded clay. The material is very dry, similar to perlite and vermiculite, although results of its use look amazing.

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Roof Top Garden Using Numerous Hydroponics Systems

A roof top garden being cultivated in the middle of a highly populated area of Kolkata. There are many hydroponics systems being used in this urban garden, including NFT, drip systems, and aquaponics. A huge variety of hydroponic vegetables are being grown, including cucumbers, tomatoes, chillis, eggplant, and herbs.

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Hydroponic Carrots – Time Lapse

Hydroponic Carrots - Time Lapse

Carrots have been cut leaving only about 1cm of the orange carrot root and about 1 inch of the stems and leaves. They have been placed in water and left to grow, with time lapse photography capturing the result. Healthy stems and leaves grow from the carrot, as do new roots from the main orange carrot root.

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Nutrient Products from General Hydroponics

Nutrient Products from General Hydroponics

Hydroponic nutrient solutions at the Grow Show presented by Alex. There are 3-part and 6-part nutrient solutions shown here. I have only used a single-part solution, which I didn’t like much because the slurry was very thick and difficult to work with. My next solution is a 2-part solution and I am looking forward to seeing how that is.

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Omega Garden Hydroponic System

Omega Garden Hydroponic System

The Omega Garden rotating hydroponics system. This is close to a vertical hydroponics system, but rotates continuously around a light source rather than being arranged horizontally or vertically. Although the cost is high, the plant growth rate is some 4 times faster than conventional soil gardening, and the amount of plants that can be grown in a small area is absolutely huge.

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Improved Method for Growing Lettuce Hydroponically

A great little experiment about how to best grow lettuce hydroponically. The test involved sprouting lettuce seeds in rockwool cubes either in the open, or in a humidified environment. The results showed that sprouting in a humidified environment increased sprouting success (the proportion of seeds that sprouted), and also increased the speed of growth by about 2-fold.

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Hydroponic Lettuce Gardening

Hydroponic Lettuce Gardening

A simple, cheap, easy to make hydroponic garden that grows lettuce and can be used to grow any leafy plant as well as herbs. It can be used to grow these plants all year round in regions where it doesn’t freeze. This is a great idea for gardeners that are starting out in hydroponics, and for school projects.

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Hydroponic Strawberry Farm

Hydroponic Strawberry Farm

A hydroponic strawberry farm that uses the nutrient film technique as its growth method. PVC pipes are used in which strawberries are planted. The whole farm is inside a huge greenhouse, allowing for strawberries to be grown all year round. The hydroponic setup allows for efficient use of water and nutrients, meaning there is minimal waste.

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