Start Growing Simple Homemade Hydroponic Systems
You must have come across many guidelines on the Internet regarding simple methods of building homemade hydroponic systems, but not all of them are really cost effective and efficient. The three main factors that you should consider while building a hydroponics systems are: cost, complexity of building the system and the system’s efficiency. These factors play a vital role during the planning stage of your hydroponics system.
The whole idea of making a hydroponic system at home is to save the overall cost of building a hydroponics system. In homemade hydroponic system you can limit the expense by gathering tools that are lying in your store. Regarding complexity of the system; cost and complexity are directly related to each other. The more advanced and complicated the hydroponic system is, higher is the expenditure to build it. Lastly, it’s the hydroponic system’s efficiency, i.e. the total number of plants you can grow and how well your system is capable to grow them.
If you are a beginner or an amateur in this field, one of the plausible options you can explore is developing a bottle hydroponics system. This is an excellent way to start off your career as a hydroponics grower. The advantages of this hydroponic system are quite obvious; it will be cheap and extremely easy to build.
How to Build a Bottle Hydroponics System?
This is the most common and simple form of growing plants hydroponically. As a beginner you should start bottle hydroponics system. Of course, once you gain interest, you can expand gardening skills and upgrade your hydroponic gardening with new tools. This hydroponics system also solves the problem of space for growers who live in small houses.
Here is a three-step method of growing plants with the help of bottle hydroponics system:
- Get a decent 0.5-1 gallon bottle; this is an ideal bottle size that will sustain one plant.
- The bottleneck needs to be adjusted properly to fit in your plant. For this you can either add an additional PVC pipe for stability or cut the bottleneck wider.
- Now you can add the growth media and nutrient solution to protect your plants roots.
The best part about this hydroponics system is you can easily provide natural light to your plants by simply placing them on a sunny spot. This saves a lot of money as in most advanced hydroponic systems the costliest part is the lighting equipment. Bottle hydroponic system is convenient to use and simple to build.