My favorite mini hydroponic system for growing lettuce greens or herbs! No pumps. Minimal investment in materials. And this DIY container is totally free, since it’s a re-purposed plastic canister.
These 105 count Clorox wipes containers have a nice wide base and can hold lots of nutrient solution. The lid fits snuggly. And a 2 inch net cup can fit perfectly into the preformed opening. With just a couple of cuts, the container is modified and ready to go!
COMPLETE MATERIAL LIST (# CommissionsEarned) if you’re new to hydroponics:
• Clorox Wipes 105 Count: https://amzn.to/2PG9hfJ
• Two Inch Net Cups: https://amzn.to/2MTwMTR
• Hydroponic Nutrient Solution (A+B+C)
– Lettuce Fertilizer 8-15-36: https://amzn.to/2BLwv10
– Calcium Nitrate: https://amzn.to/2MZhZHD
– Magnesium Sulfate: https://amzn.to/2PHrRnV
• Rapid Rooter Plugs: https://amzn.to/2PDLltt
• Red Sails Lettuce Seeds: https://amzn.to/2PHshuv
• Sansi LED Grow Light: https://amzn.to/2whdzCb
• pH Meter: https://amzn.to/2MQhbEJ
• TDS Meter: https://amzn.to/2obpaOz
Clorox wipes are a consumable product. So you might avoid using sanitizing wipes to reduce waste. But if you already buy these, why not upcycle the empty containers!? Health care facilities, schools and workplace environments are all places that may use such products. If you come across them in your activities, ask people to save the containers for you.
If you are concerned with plastic safety, these canisters are made from high density polyethylene (HDPE) #2 plastic. Many common food items are packaged with it including yogurt, milk, water, and juice containers. Being relatively stable, HDPE is considered a “safer” plastic for food and drink use.
Are you new to the idea of hydroponics, especially Dr. B.A. Kratky’s non-circulating method? Watch my intro to the topic here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGCqIK9YbdE
#HydroponicLettuce #KratkysMethod #Clorox #upcycled #Recycling #IndoorGrowing #UrbanGardening
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