A homemade hydroponics PVC pipe garden designed from 2-inch PVC pipes, fluid lines, a hydroponics nutrient reservoir, and a submersible water pump. The whole system is indoors and uses a 400 Watt high pressure sodium lamp, which suits plants that flower and/or produce fruit.
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A homemade hydroponics garden that has been made as a DIY project. There is a peristaltic pump with to me unclear function. The system is a combination of water culture, and wick system. The hydroponics nutrient solution has been left exposed. I would highly suggest that this is covered to prevent water evaporation and contamination by algae.
A fantastic example of a homemade hydroponics garden. It is contained within a purpose-built greenhouse and is based on the nutrient film technique hydroponics system. There are heaps of green vegetables being fantastically grown in this system, from lettuce, to rhubarb, to a couple of leafy herbs.
A nice homemade hydroponics garden that is being used to grow various lettuce varieties indoors. The system has PVC pipes, cheap paper or plastic pots, and a light to maximise plant growth. There is not much information about the type of system but shows how hydroponics can be used to grow quite a large crop in a very small area.
The base container of a homemade hydroponics ebb and flow system that has been made from cutting a 55 gallon plastic drum lengthways in half. Two holes have been drilled in it for inflow and outflow, with a strain put on the inflow and a filter put on the outflow. Coarse gravel is put in the system to aid in filtering the outflow and dissipating the inflow.
PVC pipe hydroponic gardens are hugely popular these days. They are ideal for growing a wide range of crops and relatively easy for the home gardener to build. The nutrient film technique and aeroponics hydroponic systems are ideally suited to PVC pipe gardens, as the benefits of these system types are exploited by growing plants in pipes.
Large-grained sand or gravel can be used as a hydroponic medium for a low-cost, readily-available solution to other growth media such as expanded clay, vermiculite, perlite, rockwool, or coconut fibre. It is particularly applicable for use in hydroponics systems where nutrients are continuously recirculated.
Build a homemade hydroponics system based on the water culture water system design. The starting point for this project is an old aquarium or a container. Plants will float on nutrient solution with the aid of a polystyrene sheet and grow great. This system is ideal for plants such as lettuce and herbs.