greenhouse hydroponic system

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Diy hydroponic greenhouse


Hydroponic growing is growing a plant without use soil - usually in an inert substance like rockwool, which holds the roots for easy water and nutrient absorption. Hydroponics systems back several hundred years, and there is evidence that ancient civilizations grew plants in water. Nutrients are necessary to hydroponic success: there are sixteen essential elements that a plant needs to grow, and the right balance of these nutrients must be maintained for each specific variety of plants. Equally as important as nutrition are the factors of light, temperature, and carbon dioxide. Insects play a key role in pollination and pest management. When you combine all of these factors, you build the controlled environment necessary for a hydroponic greenhouse.

Greenhouse Hydroponic systems can be built by adapting materials or by purchasing commercially available ready-made systems that provide everything you need,

Diy greenhouse Hydroponic system offer for growers some advantages like increased plant productivity, a high yield per plant per square foot and fresh produce regardless of season or ground temperature. Nowadays, there are many varieties of plants grown hydroponically which serve many different market segments, including farm stands, grocery stores, restaurants, processing plants and institutions. Hydroponic operations can vary in size from small operations to large operations farming many acres.

Hydroponic greenhouse equipment

Hydroponic irrigation systems in high-tech industrial greenhouses utilize drip irrigation with soilless growing media. Hydroponic drip systems use online barbed drip emitters and deliver water through distribution tubing to a stake in the growing media. With their closely spaced barbed fittings, the friction loss calculation for hydroponic drip laterals must include the losses due to barbed fittings. The irrigation schedule is generally triggered by a light sensor placed above the greenhouse. The duration of watering cycle, a few minutes, is primarily due to the need to normally add oxygen to the growing media. All nutrients, including microelements, must be supplied by fertigation. The calculations are generally made on a concentration basis, and proportional injectors add fertilizer solution to the irrigation water. 

Nowadays diy hydroponic green wall is available at agricultural markets too.


The most blatant benefit of hydroponic system is the massively increased growth rate of plants. It's not uncommon for a plant to grow at least 20% faster than soil gardening. Above all, plants will typically yield at least 25% more than their soil counterparts.​

There are six main types of hydroponic systems to choose from:

  • Wick Systems
  • Deep Water Culture (DWC)
  • Nutrient Film Technique (NFT).
  • Ebb and Flow (Flood and Drain)
  • Aeroponics
  • Drip Systems



The biggest downside of hydroponics is hydroponic green house price.

Another negative is the experience required to run a system successfully. It's not THAT hard, but it's certainly more difficult than growing the same plant in soil. Diy greenhouse hydroponic system is expensive.

What you'll need for build a drip system is:

  • A container for the plant's roots to grow in.
  • A container to hold the nutrient solution. 
  • A submersible fountain/pond pump. 
  • A light timer to turn the pump on and off. 
  • Some tubing to run from the pump in the reservoir to the plants (and/or the drip lines if you use different sizes). 
  • Tubing (PVC or flexible tubing) to run the return lines for the extra nutrient solution from the plants back to the reservoir.  
  • (optional) You can use drip emitters, or you can poke small holes in the tubing with a hot paper clip for the nutrient solution to drip out
  • Growing media for the plants roots to grow in and help support the plants weight



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