hydroponics

@irene66 (1671)
Philippines
December 8, 2011 7:20pm CST
hello mylotters, Recently, I was planning to grow my own vegetables through hydoponics. However, I do not know how to start a simple one. I tried to brows the net and all I saw were foreign to me I mean, most are advance hydroponics. Please help me start a simple one.
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@petersum (4526)
• United States
9 Dec 11
Hydroponics is a great technology that really works. However, it is in the same category as solar power. Most of us don't have sufficient space to make either work economically. Unless you are lucky enough to own a few acres of land, it isn't feasible.
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@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
10 Dec 11
Really, the more I am confused with the inclusion of solar power em]lol[/em] I am thinking of small scale hydroponics only. Similar to the size of an aquarium. It is just to learn how it really works.
@petersum (4526)
• United States
10 Dec 11
Well, I don't have a roof since I live in a flat. On my small balcony, there isn't room for solar panels or for more than a couple of pot plants. So both technologies are beyond my available space. Aquarium size? Are you going to spend so much time and money for one meal?
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• India
19 Feb 13
Thanks for the details petersum, i have noted down this
@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
9 Dec 11
Hi Irene, you are better off getting the kit from the nursery. You need the solution too. Different plants need different nutrients, and the nursery has a collection of the different solutions. I think you have to decide on the vegetables you want to grow, and then get the complete set.
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
10 Dec 11
Yeah you are right. I think the best way to go really is the nursery. I had gone through some but it seems most of the nurseries in my city does concentrate on potting plants only but so much in hydroponics. I still did not find a complete set. Anyway thanks for the suggestion
@wilmpie (147)
• Belgium
7 Dec 12
u can order online for some nutrients for your type off vegitible's u are growing
@wulania (1528)
• Indonesia
9 Dec 11
i also grow some vegetbales in my yard. but i dont use hydroponic. if we dont have good skill to gr, using hydropopic may fail for certain vegetbale which have good trunk and fruit and leaves, like eggplant, tomator, etc. i just grow in soil directly.
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
10 Dec 11
What vegetable do you grow. I only grow Chinese pechay and beans. I also grow squash at times but if they have small fruits I observe they become yellow and fall off to the ground.
@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
Hi!, irene! Growing vegs through HYDROPONICS? The term is foreign to me. I hope fellow MyLotters will come forward to explain how the system is done so those who are interested (me, too) can grow vegetables this way.
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
10 Dec 11
So we are on the same boat! I hope both of us will not sink because for sure we both die! I mean still learning how hydroponics work. Hope somebody really helps here! Thanks for dropping by!