Try Small Scale Hydroponics in Your Survival Garden

I love the concept of hydroponics. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. And it doesn’t have to be intimidating. I encourage you to try small scale hydroponics in your survival garden.

I’ve tried it and have had varying results over the years. Ben Richards has tried it, and he tells you and me about it in the July/August, 2015, “Backwoods Home Magazine” (Issue #154). Take a look at the article exerpt below. Then click the link to read the whole piece.

 

An introduction to
small-scale home hydroponics

By Ben Richards

As most people are already aware, hydroponics is the practice of growing plants without soil. This is done by using a water-based nutrient solution to deliver the necessary nutrients that plants need for development. The science of growing plants without soil is actually several hundred years old, though the term hydroponics was first used at the beginning of the 20th century when commercial applications began to appear.

While the history of hydroponics is fascinating in and of itself, this article is about practical applications which you can implement at home. I will outline several simple systems that I have built and go over what worked and what did not, along with some ideas for improvements. These are systems that can be put together by almost anyone with basic do-it-yourself skills.


Read the whole article here:
http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/richards154.html

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
http://www.backwoodshome.com 1-800-835-2418.

You may also like Simon’s Simple Hydroponics Plans.

 

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.