There are many methods to start a garden at home and one of them is a hydroponic concept, a smart solution for people who have limited land. However, how to start a hydroponic garden at home? First, there are some things you need to prepare such as: hydroponics growing system, pH test kit, water nutrients, growing medium and the latter is a plant. Let’s examine in detail!
Prepare Hydroponics System
Hydroponics growing system becomes the first thing you buy from an online retailer or a local nursery store. If you are a beginner who is interested to learn the process, you may prefer deep-water hydroponics.
Check the water
Before executing planting process, take a pH test kit to check the water. If the water does not have enough pH, buy potassium hydroxide or phosphoric acid. The water should have a pH level between 5.5 and 6.5.
A hydroponic garden relies on water as a food source and make sure the water has nutrients to support growth. Go to local nursery store and buy nutrients and pH Amendments, read the instructions before giving.
Choose the plants
Starting from seeds requires extra struggle and a high difficulty level and the best way is buying young plants at a nursery. Separate plants from the soil, do it gently and put into growing medium. You can buy hydroponics growing medium at local nursery.
It’s totally easy to start a hydroponic garden at home. Now you don’t have to worry about temperature or weather which is a big problem for outdoor concept, but regular maintenance is essential for a hydroponic garden.