Hydroponic gardens are a rising trend. It’s the art of growing without soil, which means you don’t need to worry about bugs, weeds or over watering! The best part is that you can make this handy eco-friendly garden right at home with these easy steps.
What You Need:
- One black plastic receptacle liner bag
- One Styrofoam ice box with deep lid cover
- Six Styrofoam cups
- Four gallons distilled water
- Plant seedlings of your choice
- Plant nutrient mix
Take out Styrofoam ice chest and line with black liner bag. Fill bag with distilled water. Trace six circles on chest with the bottom of Styrofoam cup as an outline. Then, use a crafting knife to cut out circles about 1/2-inch smaller than the Styrofoam cup’s lid.
Cut a small hole in the bottom of each Styrofoam cup. Even out seedlings and moss in cups. Turn deep lid upside down on chest. Place cups in each lid hole.
Water seeds every day with plant nutrient mix. Water level should never be less than an inch away from the bottom of the Styrofoam cups. You’ll soon start to notice that growing roots will enter the container after a few weeks! Keep an eye out for overgrowth in plants and remember to trim the leaves. Enjoy taking care of your personal hydroponic garden!