I’ve been experimenting with a new-ish hobby: Hydroponic indoor growing. This is gardening without soil – using just water and nutrients. I have been doing it regularly for the last couple of months (off and off for a few years), and wanted to post an update.
I’ve been using three different methods:
I started with a commercial AeroGarden Farm Plus, and a smaller, Harvest Slim. In these, I have herbs and salad greens.
The growth is super fast (as you can see from the photos above) and we have been harvesting as we go – specifically, using the “cut and come again” method. This means we can continue to trim off parts to use, while leaving it to grow more.
This started to get more and more interesting, so I joined a Facebook group to learn more. I saw some of the other members using something called the Kratky method, and decided to try that too.
Today, we’ve expanded a bit further. This one, below, is still a passive system, with no pump or water flow of any sort. These are green onions from the grocery store – we are re-growing these to use repeatedly.
So is this one:
And today, we built a home-made aeroponic system, from a large black and yellow tote, and some PVC pipe:
Stay tuned for updates!