Vertical Hydroponic Gardening System DIY Project – Homesteading

This Vertical Hydroponic Gardening System DIY Project can be built with by a motivated homesteader that loves year round gardening. Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture, which is a method of growing plants without soil by using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. Plants may be grown with only their roots exposed to the mineral solution, or the roots may be supported by an inert medium, such as perlite or gravel.

Vertical Hydroponic Gardening System DIY Project - Homesteading

Hydroponics is the method of growing plants completely free of soil and uses only water as a source of nutrients for the plant to grow. The method has been used and there are a number of ways that this can be accomplished.

This article and DIY project is an example of how to combine hydroponics and the space-saving concept of vertical gardening.

Parts and Pieces (What to buy):

* * * Support Frame

(5) 10′ – 2″ PVC pipe

(1) 10′ – 3″ PVC pipe

(4) 2″ PVC 90° elbow

(8) 2″ PVC tee

(4) 3″ to 2″ PVC tee

(4) 3″ PVC endcaps

Note: All PVC pipe and fittings are Schedule 40 – cellular PVC

* * * Towers/Return

(10) 10′ – 2″ x 3″ PVC downspouts

(1) 10′ PVC extruded gutter 4″

(4) PVC gutter end caps (make sure to get 2 left and 2 right)

(2) 1″ threaded to 3/4″ barbed adapter

(2) 3/4″ PVC female threaded connectors

(20) 2″ PVC Pipe Hangers (“J” hooks)

(20) #6 Stainless 1 1/2 ” machine screws and nuts

* * * Water Supply/Return

(1) 10′ – 1″ID potable water tubing

(3) 1″ threaded to 3/4″ barbed adapter

(1) 1″ barbed tee

(5) 3/4″ PEX 90° elbow – barbed

(1) 3/4″ PEX tee – barbed

(1) 1″ to 3/4″ PEX reducer – barbed

(2) 10 pack PEX crimp rings

(1) 10 pack 1 1/2″ hose clamps

(1) 25′ – 3/4″ PEX

(20) adjustable 0-10GPH drip emitters

(1) 14 gallon soft plastic bucket

The article and Do It Yourself project were shared in hopes to help others who are looking for new and unique ways to get into gardening. The project includes a complete plan that is downloadable with a list of all of the things that you will need to build it and a complete, easy to read and follow step by step instructional guide.

Click here to read about Vertical Hydroponic Gardening System DIY Project:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Vertical-Hydroponic-Farm/

 

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