A very simple, cheap, and easy to make DIY drip hydroponics system. The system is made of two containers. The bottom container is the hydroponic nutrients reservoir. The top container holds the plant and a small reservoir to ensure plant roots are always kept moist.
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Pump water with this DIY homemade water pump made from an air pump and some tubing with a small hole made in it. The tubing with the hole is placed into water, and water is pumped to the end of the tube by the air passing over the hole. Perfect for a drip hydroponics system.
A homemade hydroponics system that is based on the aeroponics method of hydroponics gardening. This system is easy to make, extremely cheap, and requires a bin, PVC pipe, sprayers, PVC connectors, submersible pump, and tubing. The system is on 24/7 and as demonstrated will grow one plant. Multiple holes can be drilled for more plants, or a larger bin can be used for a bigger overall system with more capacity.
An easy to make and very affordable homemade ebb and flow hydroponics system (also known as flood and drain). Materials required are a container for the nutrient reservoir, PVC pipe, connectors, bottles, bottle caps, and a submersible pump with tubing. This system does have drawbacks of being usable with plants with small root systems such as strawberries or lettuce.
A simple, easy to make homemade hydroponics system that is constructed from a small container with a hole for a single net pot, some PVC pipe, and some air tubing to pass nutrients between the main nutrient reservoir and the net pot containing the hydroponics plant. This system is expandable by adding more tubing between additional containers.
A simple homemade hydroponics system that is based on the deep water culture method. This system will be used to grow lettuce all year round in a basement. It consists of a 5 gallon opaque bin, with holes cut in the lid to fit 6 net pots, each to be used to grow 1 lettuce plant. An air pump, hose, and air stone will be used to oxygenate the water.
A homemade hydroponics setup consisting of a grow tent, grow lights, and an ebb and flow hydroponics system. It is being used to grow lettuce and ginger very effectively. These plants are now ready to harvest and the system used to grow the third crop. This type of system allows plants to be grown all year round.
A simple and cheap LED grow light setup for an indoor hydroponics system. 12 LED lights in all (9 red and 3 blue) are glued to a sheet of aluminium, connected together in series, connected to a driver, terminal blocks, and the mains power. Some nice light is generated from this system and I wonder just how well plants will grow indoors with this type of lighting setup.
A homemade hydroponics system based on the dutch bucket method. This is a modular design where a central hydroponic nutrients reservoir is used to feed numerous buckets or pots. The nutrients filter through the hydroponic medium in each bucket and are collected at the base and passed back to the reservoir for recirculation. A timer can be used to periodically water the plants.
Growing flowering, fruiting, and leafy vegetables in hydroponics is the most common. I would like to grow root vegetables as well. In this post, I am reporting my ideas about how to set up a homemade hydroponics system that will be able to grow radish in a water culture type hydroponics system.