Hydroponic growing at home: how and why to do it?
Despite its complex name, hydroponics is an excellent form of cultivation, simple and ecological, which allows the cultivation of lettuce, arugula, aromatic herbs, turnip greens, cabbage, strawberries, tomatoes, and endless vegetables, herbs and fruits, in places so small and compact that they make very complete gardens possible, even in an apartment.

Hydroponics is an agricultural production system characterized by providing plants with all the necessary nutrients without using soil.

Likewise, it is an efficient farming method that optimizes resources as reduces water use by 90%. It is also very economical because it allows you to reuse materials such as plastic or wood.

For all this, opting for the hydroponic cultivation technique is an excellent option if you want to create a vegetable garden at home, and as long as the light and humidity conditions are desirable.

A balcony, awning or even the kitchen are, therefore, places where this type of culture can easily thrive and as long as direct or indirect sunlight is well present.

The cost of creating a homemade hydroponic vegetable garden can also be, nowadays, quite reduced, with hydroponic systems on the market designed for small spaces and at a very affordable price.

How to build a hydroponic garden?

The first phase of building a home-made hydroponic vegetable garden is to guarantee the accessibility of the place where you are going to grow it and to make sure that it receives natural light, at least 4 hours a day.

Choosing and placing the seeds, crates or special trays in the chosen location is the 2nd phase, and that will allow you to sow the same type of seeds used in the most common cultivation, but without the use of soil.

Filling these containers with substrate (we suggest using coconut fiber or gravel to keep the production even more ecological) previously moistened with water and making some holes on the surface to place the seeds is the last step to be carried out.
The substrate is what will support the plants and allow the development of the roots, and from this step on it will only be necessary to keep the crop moistened with water until the seeds germinate and then irrigate only every three or four days with the nutrient solution diluted in water.

Why build a hydroponic home garden?

In addition to all the facts mentioned above, hydroponics is a technique that allows the production of healthy and homogeneous cultures, in short periods, in a small space and with better taste and quality.

The simplest plants to grow at home are lettuce, cilantro, parsley, radish, pepper and tomato, all perfect ingredients for main recipes.

Removing only the outer leaves of the plants will also help you to preserve the inner part of them, ensuring smart consumption that lasts longer, quickly compensating for the initial investment.

If, like us, you also believe that a homemade hydroponic garden can be an excellent asset to your recipes and to your home, start building yours today, finding HERE boxes and Domplex hydroponic backgrounds, and surprise your family or friends at your next meal at home.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask more help from our team.