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How to Build an Inexpensive, Effective Hydroponic Indoor Food Gardening Container

Posted by Shawn on 10/6/2012 to Cheap Hydroponic Indoor Food Gardening
How to Build an Inexpensive, Effective Hydroponic
Indoor Food Gardening Container for $24 (Excluding Fertilizer) 
List Of Materials & Where To Buy


Hydroponic Vegetable/Herb Plant Container System built in a few hours, most of the time spent spray painting the container with Krylon Plastic Black paint. and drilling the holes The cost of everything needed was $4.77 for 20 Quart 5 gallon container Walmart $2 for Black Net Pots (25 cents per black 2 inch Net Pot) (About $5 for Clay Hydroton pebbles) ($20 for Hydroponic Concentrated
Fertilizer lasting for years) , $1 fish tank air tubes from Walmart, $1 Air Stone Walmart, $8 Dual port Aquarium Air Pump, $ 1 Sponge material for putting into net pots for seeds, Total Cost $23 (excluding seeds and Fertilizer) Built using modified version of video at You can add a drill bit that makes circles for your container or borrow one from a neighbor like I did :) I also used another material instead of Rock wool for the plant seed material
Some Modifications we made to the instructions were we did not use Rockwool, but a different material for the seeds to grow in listed below, and a more cost effective concentrated Liquid Fertilizer, a Dual Port Air Pump, so you can connect two of these containers together with one Air Pump, and a Different Size & Brand Container. All of the Parts were acquired from either Wal-Mart locally or through After it is built You can buy some seeds from Lowes or to plant I recommend Tiny Tim Tomato Seeds, Micro Tom Tomato Seeds, and All Season Romain Lettuce Seeds They all do well in Hydroponic Containers. Use a pair of tweezers to drop a seed into the  hole of the already moistened seed plug and cover with a see through plastic material such as a Rotisserie Chicken container, fruit cup container, etc until the seed sprouts. Here is a picture showing it covered

Materials Needed and Where To Buy Them

Krylon Fusion Black Spray Paint for Plastic at Farm Hydroponics Concentrated Liquid Fertilizer at

Digital PH Meter at
Hydroton Clay Pebbles at
2 Inch Net Pots at Quart 5 Gallon Sterilite Clear Storage Container at

Sponges for Seeds or Plants to Put In Net Pot or In Aerogarden at Culture 5 Inch Air Stone at
Aqua Culture Dual Outlet Aquarium Air Pump at Culture 8' Long 2.44mm Wide Air Tube found at WalMart

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