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Posted 03 January 2015 - 08:07 AM

For those who want to start a simple but effective hydroponic set up I saw this on an American UTube site so adapted to the Singapore application of very little available space, and inexpensive to set up this is very good , I have used a similar set up growing chillies and also strawberries ( using the Kratky method) no pumps or electricity.
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My bucket with the yellow lid, this bucket had a lot of car wash products originally , so I drilled 4 holes and the rest is history.

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 09:43 AM

i was searching for containers with such lids too! I wanna give it a try too!
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Posted 03 January 2015 - 11:25 AM

View PostCatNipLover, on 03 January 2015 - 09:43 AM, said:

i was searching for containers with such lids too! I wanna give it a try too!


I too am going to look for another bucket with lid so I can grow a tomato plant as they tend to be very thirsty, as mentioned you can grow by either method.
1. The Kratky method no pumps or electricity ( just remember don't drown the roots keep airspace available for oxygen around to parts of roots, and allow the roots to follow down the nutrient level.
2. DWC ( deep water culture) with small air pump no worries drowning roots.

PS I am certain the hardware stores have also buckets with lids, but search out other areas for free buckets with lids.
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Posted 07 January 2015 - 06:53 PM

View PostRobert1943, on 03 January 2015 - 11:25 AM, said:

I too am going to look for another bucket with lid so I can grow a tomato plant as they tend to be very thirsty, as mentioned you can grow by either method.
1. The Kratky method no pumps or electricity ( just remember don't drown the roots keep airspace available for oxygen around to parts of roots, and allow the roots to follow down the nutrient level.
2. DWC ( deep water culture) with small air pump no worries drowning roots.

PS I am certain the hardware stores have also buckets with lids, but search out other areas for free buckets with lids.


Yea. Oh! Maybe ice cream tubs?
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Posted 07 January 2015 - 07:00 PM

View PostCatNipLover, on 07 January 2015 - 06:53 PM, said:

Yea. Oh! Maybe ice cream tubs?


Good one, remember the plant eg a lettuce or Bok choy etc would do very well in a container of this size.
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Posted 09 January 2015 - 01:16 PM

I used this small container after finishing my sour plum sweets!

The only cat nip plant which I have...

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