Learn to make your own homemade hydroponics system to grow virtually any plant, vegetable and fruit without soil.
Building homemade hydroponics systems doesn't have to be hard! Find out how to make'em and break'em using these free hydroponic plans and guides.
Up for building a homemade hydroponic system from scratch? Then you'll definitely need something to guide you through, since buying some E-book that might not get you what you want, or paying a lot of money to a professional to provide you with a plan is not always an option. Your best bet is to get some free hydroponic plans and guess what - we're kind enough to provide them.
Read on and you'll learn how to build 6 different systems from scratch, by following these free hydroponic plans.
The Bubbler system is easy and straightforward and if you're looking for a low cost solution, this is probably your best bet. The Bubbler system is great for starting gardeners and these free hydroponic plans will guide you through the process of building such a system.
Drip systems are slightly more complicated and you'll need some extra stuff to get them going. However, they stand out through the great control that they offer you and the slightly reduced risk of developing flooding problems (root rot for example) that are common with the drip system's bigger brother, the ebb and flow.
A specific branch of water culture systems is the so-called "5 gallon bucket" ones. It's pretty obvious why they're called that, as they use such a bucket as a nutrient reservoir. These systems are great for start-up gardeners who want to experiment a bit with a cheap system before jumping into some more professional equipment, and although a 5 Gallon bucket can only sustain so many plants, they're a great learning experience. To find out more about 5-gallon water culture systems, check out the plan below:
Multi flow systems are becoming increasingly popular, but building them from scratch won't be as easy task. They'll actually be harder and more expensive to build than most other types of hydroponic systems, but in return you can connect as many planters as you want to the system, instead of being limited by the space of a growth tray. Obviously, the number of planters shouldn't be so high as to exceed the capabilities of your nutrient tank.
Water culture systems are the first ones that the field of hydroponics came up with, but despite their age, the mechanism that water culture works with is fairly straightforward and hasn't been improved much over the course of the years. Water culture systems are amongst the easiest to build, so this hydroponic plan should help you out:
The ebb and flow mechanism is widely used in hydroponic systems nowadays and despite the fact that it's not the most suitable one for some plants (strawberries for example), the ebb and flow's popularity is on a constant rise. Ebb and flows work on a flood/drain mechanism and they're very dependant on the well being of some of the other components in your system, such as the nutrient pump for example.