Hydroponic systems sound like something only expert level gardeners would work with, but luckily we are living in the age of information, and we can learn just about anything online. As technology improves we allow ourselves to work smarter not harder, giving us more time to tend to other projects or spend time with family and friends. This DIY Hydroponic A-Frame build is a great choice for any gardener looking to get the most bang for their buck, and a good harvest for their space.
Only taking up a 6 by 10 foot space, you could be harvesting all 168 plants soon after you complete this project. The Hydroponic A-frame build is going to give you best results when growing small plants or herbs like lettuce, strawberries, basil, or radishes. Due to it’s unique vertical layout, you won’t be breaking your back trying to pick your berries or clip your herbs. I will leave a video at the end to help guide you through this process. Let’s get started!
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A permanent base types of NFT system with pvc pipe & downspouts
With the use of Uni-Seals you can adjust your water level with ease. With new transplants you can raise the water level above net cup until roots form.
The uni seal will also protect your drainage system from leaking. Don’t skimp on these seals or you will be wasting water and starving your plants from the proper amount they need.
This open ended valve at the bottom will allow you to easily connect another system!
These basil plants love this system!
Sit back and enjoy the beautiful sight of 168 plants growing larger in their neat little rows.
Here is the video to give you a better idea of how to put this awesome garden project together.
Now that you have learned how to make a hydroponic A-frame, go out and grow as much as you can in the space you have. Make sure to use a good organic hydroponic solution to yield the best results. Here is a good recipe if you are interested in making your own. Enjoy your new hydroponic system and be sure to share all of your extra veggies with family, friends, and neighbors.
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This is great! Any suggestions on what to plant besides basil? I’m looking for high-yield producing veg that will fit in this system.
Most small herbs should work very well, maybe lettuce or something similar to that would work also.
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