Hydroponics Reader Brandon Koots is a 15-year-old student from Curacao who's been growing his own food for over 4 years. He runs a site where he talks about hydroponics and gardening, and he shared some great tips on starting a simple hydroponics system, called a "raft system." Build a simple raft system in just a few minutes Hydroponics is an easy way to grow your own food.
Build a vertical aquaponic veggie & fish farm for small yards & houses This low-cost vertical aquaponic system can grow leafy greens, herbs and raise fish for a small family year round, and it fits in a 5' by 3' space. Sean Brady, the aquaponics projects coordinator at the Center for Sustainable Aquaponics and Nourish the Planet in Loveland, Colo., showed us how to build a system from scrap he found around the greenhouse. We published a version of this how-to guide at engineeringforchange.org, and it's one of the good ones, so we'd like to share it with Instructables, too. What it is A vertical aquaponic system grows vegetables without soil in columns above a fish tank.
Hydroponic Drip Garden DIY Here are the items you will need:1 - 27 gallon heavy duty plastic storage box with recessed plastic lid10' of 1/2" PVC pipe5 - 90 deg PVC elbows3 - PVC T connectors1 - 3/4" to 1/2" PVC reducer1 - 3/4" PCV pipe to 3/4" Male Thread connector4 - 1/2" PVC J-Hook Hangers1 - Male Quick Disconnect to male 3/4" hose thread1 - Female Quick Disconnect to female 3/4" hose thread1 - 1/2" hose barb to female 3/4" hose thread 1 - rubber washer with filter screen3' of 1/2" flexible rubber hose1 - Active Aqua PU160 water pump12' 1/4' O.D. drip line hose12 - Drip stakes or drip nozzles with tie down stakes12 - Square Plastic pots sized to fit 3 across top of tote lid1 - 24 Hr timer with 15 minute on/off timing intervals The first 11 items on the list were all purchased from Home Depot and can be picked up at most hardware stores. The remaining item were purchased from a local hydroponics store in Billerica MA [www.greenlifegardensupply.com].
Solar Powered Vertical Aquaponics System SOLAR POWERED VERTICAL AQUAPONICS SYSTEM: This is an original design I made to maximize the yield of a 12′x12′ foot space and use gravity to minimize the energy used for irrigation and nutrient delivery. The system is a vertical spiral aquaponics growing system powered by a single 250 watt solar panel and a small DC water pump/filter system. A single DC pump makes the whole thing work. Aquaponics greenhouse for - DIY We’re here to tell you it is possible – but don’t take our word for it: ask Aquaponics Steve. Aquaponics is defined as “sustainable food production system that combines plant-growing with a traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish). It was Steve’s years working in a pet shop that gave him the know-how. The secret is in breeding the bacteria from fish waste – sounds yucky but it works – with no need to use creepy chemicals. He shows you how to make a tiny greenhouse and stock it full of plants for just $50. However if you want to spring for a solar panel, car battery and pump then you can go the whole way to a full aquaponics set up.
Build A Hydroponic Indoor Garden From IKEA Parts © Antonio Scarponi/Conceptual Devices. Designer Antonio Scarponi at his 'ELIOOO Desk,' a workspace with a built-in garden. Billy bookcases and Malm bed frames are all well and good, but with a little ingenuity and some DIY skills, familiar IKEA components can become something quite unexpected: hydroponic systems to grow herbs, vegetables, or other plants in your apartment. DIY Hydroponic HacksDesigner Antonio Scarponi of Conceptual Devices, whose prototype rooftop fish farm we covered on TreeHugger earlier this year, is now working on a step-by-step instruction manual to carrying out such hydroponic hacks.
Understanding Hydroponics This instructable will explain household hydroponics, with the intention of growing edible flora. In layman's terms, hydroponics is the science of growing plants without soil-- although the plants may or may not be suspended in a solid medium such as gravel, or expanded clay balls. Soil retains minerals and nutrients, which "feed" flora, as we all know. MoSan- Mobile Sanitation Donkey vs. push cart Today we modified the collection service of feces containers. Donkeys need time to get used to a new area. Since we currently don’t have the time, we decided not to go with the donkey again. After interviewing our cart driver we learnt, that this donkey usually transports water on the same cart.
How to Build a Homemade Hydroponics System: 17 steps Different plants prefer different concentration of nutrients. Growing different plants with similar requirements will help ensure the best growth. The concentration of nutrients is measured as Conductivity Factor (CF). Adding the center yogurt cup. With the inner and outer buckets assembled, insert the yogurt cup into the center hole and determine how much, if any, needs to be removed from the bottom of the cup. Using a knife, carefully cut the excess from the bottom of the cup. The bottom of the cup must be cut off in any case.
Growing With Hydroponics & Aquaponics How To Own It: The Queer Grrl’s Guide to the Galaxy Hello beautiful, and welcome to How To Own It, where store-bought fashion meets DIY crafts. Each week I’ll be exploring an aesthetic theme, showing you some of the best ways to wear it and how to make it for yourself. Want to know how to own a look?Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet to @Gabrielle_Korn. Header by Rory Midhani Sometimes, it can be tricky to be a human with disparate passions. Brandalism · Brandalism In 5 Photos From Glasgow to Brighton the streets of the UK look a little different this Monday morning. In 10 cities around the UK guerrilla install crews have been swapping over 300 ads with art works, creating the largest advertising takeover in world history. 40 street artists produced the work and the Brandalism crew lovingly hand printed each one of the 365 “six sheet” posters. To give the Leeds Half Marathon runners an extra boost the route was plastered with some thought provoking posters... ...while some Londoners dropped by Scotland Yard and Tottenham Police Station, to try and express how a lot of the people feel about the boys in blue.