One of the most popular hydroponic systems in use today is this hybrid aeroponic/hydroponic system made from various sizes of PVC pipe. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, this easy to operate garden is expandable and relatively easy to build. It operates by suspending plants in small baskets through which the roots grow downward past a finely misted air gap and into a gentle flow of highly oxygenated nutrient solution. This combination of aeroponics and hydroponics was first devised in Ein Gedi, Israel.
Combines The Best of Aeroponics And Hydroponics
Suitable For Small & Medium Size Flowers, Fruits And Herbs
The greatest advantage to this system is the close proximity between plants which enables those who are looking for extreme productivity to enjoy large yields of fresh, healthy produce from small spaces. The picture at left shows an indoor Basil farm employing a system made from 6" PVC pipes. The plans in How-To Hydroponics details construction of 4" and 6" round plus 5" square PVC chambers.
Save Lots of Money Building Your Own Hydroponics System
The plans in How-To Hydroponics are designed in such a fashion that one can end up with a hydroponics garden that fits their requirements simply by scaling up or scaling down from the standard systems we show you as a result, the specifications listed below are subject to your choice of materials;
72" L x 30" W x 24" T
Grow +/- 24 full-sized plants
Quiet, low power pump uses < 50w
Uses less water and nutrients than open-bed systems