One of the main reasons why Hydroponics has been such a hit among plant enthusiasts and the commercial market is that it can be built anywhere, anyhow. A hydroponic herb garden can be created in various shapes and sizes. From highly complex systems to simple water, bowl, and plant, this method of cultivation can be very flexible.

But before you start building an indoor hydroponic system you might want to do a considerable amount of research on the plants you want to grow, the space and conditions they thrive in, and the light source.

For example, growing your own kitchen hydroponic herb garden can come in very handy while cooking. You could set up the system on your window sill to allow adequate sunlight, or away from the windows and use High-Intensity Discharge (HID) lights.

To make your own indoor herb garden, these are the items you would require.

  • Water or nutrient solution (depending on which plant)
  • A big enough bowl or bin for the water or solution
  • A net bowl or cup
  • A Hydroponic growing medium that goes into your net cups
  • A light source, sunlight, or artificial lighting
  • And lastly, the plant or seeds.

Method / Process

The main part of this system is the bowl, box, or bin. Let us call it the hydroponic box. The whole system will be built upon this box. Use a box that has a closing lid as this will allow you to keep the system neat and clean. Now, depending on how many plants you want to place cut the appropriate number of holes into the closing lid. These holes will hold your net cups.

Experts advise leaving a considerable amount of space between your plants to experience higher yields.

  1. Now once the holes are cut, fill the hydroponic box with water or nutrient solutions. For your first time, try it with water itself. Nutrients solutions come in different part systems. These hydroponic nutrient regimens will be where your plants will look to grow upon. And therefore will require you to study more on them to ensure your preferred plants are getting the right nutrients.
  2. Next, place the hydroponic growing medium into the net cups. These are equivalent to the soil. The most common ones are Rockwool, oasis cubes, coconut fibers, and lightweight expanded clay aggregate.
  3. Now, plant the seed into the growing medium and place the net cup into the holes cut on the closing lid of your hydroponic box. Ensure that the net cups are partly dipped in the water or nutrient solution. Keep checking even after the plant grows.
  4. All your systems require space and a light source. By now, you would have already thought over where the system will be placed for natural sunlight or artificial lighting. Let’s take the earlier mentioned example of the kitchen window herb garden. You could place this system in your window sill where it would receive sunlight or use an artificial lighting system. Herbs usually require 12-14 hours of light. Too little or too much will produce lower yields or even cause your plant to die.
  5. Nowadays in more complicated systems, light timers are installed. Similarly, reflector sheets and water pumps are introduced to completely make the systems zero or low maintenance. But these systems can be on the costlier side.

As you grow your plants the more you will learn about this hydroponic smart garden system. But if you don’t want to go through this all, just get a Mini Farm or Little Farm from Eponics. We specialize in hydroponic systems and will help you grow your favorite, herbs, spices, vegetables and fruits in your home.