If you would like to know how to build a homemade hydroponics system, the first thing to know is that it is simple and inexpensive. The second is, what type of system to build? There are several to choose from, each with advantages and disadvantages.
Free Hydroponics Plans
If you are looking for an easy homemade kitchen hydroponics system rest assured that a hydroponics system does not have to be complex, difficult to build or require an array of pipes and pumps. It can also be small enough to fit easily into a kitchen.
Here is a free plan for a simple but effective and easy-to-build ebb and flow, or flood and drain, kitchen hydroponics system. It requires no electricity except for lights if you don’t have enough natural light in your kitchen.
If you have been put off starting your own system of hydroponics at home because you think it’s too complicated you can stop worrying.
A homemade hydroponics system can be very simple indeed. Here’s an easy way to start off with hydroponics vegetable gardening. It’s called a water culture raft system.
For this simple homemade hydroponics system you need just a few inexpensive items:
A homemade hydroponics system does not have to be complicated or expensive. You can create your own system in a regular glass jar. Here’s how.
Use a large jar like a quart sealer. Cut a piece of fairly thick Styrofoam, about one inch thick, into a circle that will fit the mouth of the jar tightly.
Next cut holes in the Styrofoam disk you just made to fit your plants. You’ll probably be able to fit two or three plants into this system depending on the width of the jar mouth. Make sure the holes are large enough to allow for plant growth.
Your plants need root aeration so cut one more small hole in the disk to fit an aquarium air tube.
If you have a small area in your basement or garage that you can devote to a homemade hydroponics system you can easily grow fresh, wholesome, high quality vegetables all year round.
Here’s a simple, basic system that you can use to get started with your own homemade hydroponics vegetable garden.
Start off with a couple of the cheap coolers that are used for summer picnics. They are made of white Styrofoam and cost very little. These containers are going to be the basic equipment for your hydroponics vegetable garden. Be sure to keep the lids. You’ll need them. The bottom part of these coolers will hold your nutrient solution and the tops will hold the plants.