View Full Version : Very cool vertical hydroponic garden.
05-11-2010, 09:41 PM
I bought the plans to build a vertical hydroponic garden....4 feet of floor space! And the materials are supposed to cost about $100.
If the link doesn't survive here, look on my blog. I am very excited!
05-12-2010, 03:06 AM
So cool! If I only had the space! Good luck!
05-12-2010, 04:26 AM
I would love this. The fact that the greens are clean would save me a lot of time as I spend ages washing my greens.
Do the plans tell you what nutrients to put in the water.
05-12-2010, 04:57 AM
I have tried this before and did not have any luck at all. Maybe I was doing something wrong. I will give it another try.
Take care, Paul LeMay
05-12-2010, 08:48 AM
He says he tells you everything you need to know. I will let you know. Paul, what problems did you have? I also bought the plans for the non-vertical lettuce grower system.....with an eye on doing an off season lettuce CSA.
05-13-2010, 10:45 AM
I like the idea you're sharing katchmoleen. I have an outdoor garage wall that would be a great place for a vertical system llike that converted to an outdoor grow. I've thought of horizontal gutters mounted to the wall too. Still working on ideas there but in the meanwhile.......
I threw this three place hydro (bubble lift) system together in about a half hour. I need to wrap this one's nutrient container with a dark cover to keep algae from forming so readily. I still need to get some hydroton clay balls, and then I will most likely place some lettuce thinnings from the garden, or herbs (sage, rosemary, cilantro) in it. I'm not sure what lighting I will provide for it. I have a three head pole lamp that just about fits it perfectly.
supplies used: an air pump, air pump tubing and a length of vinyl tubing, a sports ball inflation needle, three net pots, scissors to cut holes in the blue bottles about the diameter of the net pots, some hydroton, three small bottles(I chose blue so the roots aren't as exposed to light-clear bottles could be wrapped with a covering) and a one gallon water bottle, 3/4" forstener bit to drill the blue bottle's lids, 1" hole saw to drill two of the blue bottles bases and the gallon's lid. I'll be using general hydroponics flora nutrients. Thanks go to windowfarms.org for the basic plans.
I really enjoyed the website you shared. It makes gardening--even in a hard to grow environment--possible. Thanks:)
05-13-2010, 06:17 PM
I had troubles getting anything to grow, with or without a grow light. They would grow to about an inch or so and then get stalled and then die. I have really good luck with sprouts and wheat grass so I figured that hydroponic gardening would be a snap. I grow all my sprouts and wheat grass without soil. Oh well, I am always open to learning something. Thanks for sharing the website.
Take care, Paul Le May.
09-17-2010, 07:09 AM
I also have a hydrophonic garden inside my home. I started with a hydrophonic kit which I bought through online shopping. I also have hydroponic lights to speed up the growth of my veggies. Me and my kids are having fun taking care of it and we really enjoy the fresh, nutritious and delicious taste of our produce. Right now we are really happy with our strawberry that bears fruit all year round. Isn't that cool?
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