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    Default Building a basic hydroponic system

    Am thinking of people who live in countries where not everything is easily available, so does anyone know what a very basic way to grow hydroponic plants would be, that may be available to all?

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    Default Re: Building a basic hydroponic system

    Soil is usually readily available. Also small wormfarms are great for gardening on a small scale.The castings make a great growing medium. Nature usually does it better than us.

    Sorry, that really wasnt the question, was it!!!

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    Default Re: Building a basic hydroponic system

    You can make a basic system for under a $100 with stuff from Home Depot and a few things from a hydro supply store.

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    Default Re: Building a basic hydroponic system

    lol, no ones really reading your question closely. Start online for plans. Even youtube will have some videos.
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    Hi Marsilla, here's a link that might tell you a bit more.

    http://www.simplyhydro.com/system.htm

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    Default Re: Building a basic hydroponic system

    My suggestion is to find out which plants can live in water the best. Lawn and garden people could tell you that.

    Remember back several years ago when the fad was to have a Beta fish living in a glass container under a hydroponic plant? The Beta would survive by eating at the roots....Well, the point I'm making is that I asked which plant worked best for this. So, it's best to ask at your local garden shop....

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    This is the introductory video explaining the concept. The free 'how to' videos require an email sign-in to watch and download.

    Synopsis: Non-circulating, no weeding, no maintenance, nutrient dense plants built using available household scrap items or inexpensive Walmart junk. Some items may require 3D printing. Website is http://www.foodrising.org/

    Good luck and good health. And spread the word!

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    Professor Kratky's system promises great results, small or large scale, with no pumps, no electricity needed. Potentially a great food production solution during a grid down situation.







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    Default Re: Building a basic hydroponic system

    Thanks Ron for this exelent link. I'm very interested in something like this but mixed with Aquaponics , to grow green forage for my goats & chickens. So the idea is to use the nutrients of the fish tank to feed the plants witch in return filter the water that goes back to the fish tank from a elevated pipe cascading back and bring oxygen to the water, and closing the circuit. Thanks again. yeti

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    Default Re: Building a basic hydroponic system

    Thank you Ron, this is a great series of videos for those interested in growing through hydroponics!
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    Thanks Ron, anxious to try it coming Spring time, the best to you!

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    Well its springtime in Wales! Daffodils are out, so I'm gonna get started on a small one of these and see how it goes.
    Thanks Ron!

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    Default Re: Building a basic hydroponic system

    According to mhpgardener, Dutch buckets work better for plants bearing fruit and vegetables than the Kratky system that works well (no electricity and almost no maintenance) for leafy greens.


    Electricity is needed to automate the system. But if the grid goes down, there is a work around to save the plants. Here is how to set up the system.





    Improvements and fixes.
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    Default Re: Building a basic hydroponic system

    Here is Mike Adams with a detailed DIY explanation on the Kratky system. Posted earlier, but reposting here.

    This is the introductory video explaining the concept. The free 'how to' videos require an email sign-in to watch and download.

    Synopsis: Non-circulating, no weeding, no maintenance, nutrient dense plants built using available household scrap items or inexpensive Walmart junk. Some items may require 3D printing or for purchase. Website is http://www.foodrising.org/


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    Default Re: Building a basic hydroponic system

    New, from Mike Adams at Natural News. This might be very useful for some at this time.

    https://brighteon.com/161971aa-a0a5-...3-e847e801724f

    Source: https://www.brighteon.com/embed/161971aa-a0a5-4715-a483-e847e801724f

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