If you're interested in gardening, plants or even off-grid living, hydroponic gardening is something you may want to have a look at. In the video, you'll get to see how it's done, and some mistakes are shared that may help you to avoid making the same. After taking a look at this video, you may never go back to regular gardening in the dirt. When it comes to hydroponics, some say it is better than using dirt, as planting vegetables grow faster, healthier, and it is much easier than watering every day.
You will get the chance to see an off-grid property that has a hydroponic garden. The off-grid home is located in Baja, California at a beautiful and scenic location. Hydroponic gardening is a great way to start a garden and for planting vegetables, herbs and other plants. The hydroponic garden uses two 200 ml PVC pipes for the garden. Each of the PVC pipes is about ten feet long. The PVC pipes have two-inch wide holes drilled into the pipe, about every six inches. Then the ends of the PVC pipes are sealed up with some PVC pipe glue, and the water can transition from one pipe to the other. So this makes a total of about eighty slots for planting vegetables. There is also a tiny pump in a pail of water which provides a slow flow of water that circulates through the two PVC pipes. The PH balance of the water should be between 5.5 and 7 to help the plants thrive. So to get the water in the correct balance, you can use some PH decreaser added to the water.
You can see how the plants are started in the trays with the self-expanding pods of growing medium. One seed is put in each of the grow mediums, and then water is added. You'll want to make sure that the growing medium are placed in a tray so the water can be poured. The grow mediums will start expanding once about 1/2 inch of water is poured into the tray. Once the plants start to grow in the growing medium, they will then be transplanted into some clay pellets that will help the plants to grow.
For this hydroponic garden, some cucumber plants will be grown, and there is a trellis behind the PVC piping that will help the plants to climb. The beginning stages of this hydroponic garden require a bit of trial and error, to make sure that everything is running properly. In this example it seems that one of the tubes might have got something stuck in it, so the PVC piping wasn't draining properly. It is easy to see why once you start planting vegetables in a hydroponic set up that you wouldn't want to go back to planting vegetables in the soil. This seems to be a much more efficient and practical way to start garden especially in a smaller space with no garden space or soil to grow plants in.
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