While there are complete hydroculture kits (with inner and outer pots, water level indicator, fertilizer and such) available in many shops, we can save the money, set up and grow plants in hydroculture by ourselves.
Of course, the hydroculture kit can make your life easier in some degree, but, by ourselves, setting up one that doesn’t have a water level indicator, and using it to grow plants, isn’t rocket science either.
Here, let me show you how to pot plants in hydroculture.
Before potting, wash away the soil and clean the roots of the plant. Trim off roots that are too long. Do this gently to avoid from damaging the roots.
Here I have used rocks and marbles, yet, clay pellets, pebbles, and such work just as well.
Put a layer of rocks and marbles at the bottom of the container. For better estimation, it is recommended to first check the relative sizes of the roots and the container before putting in the rocks or pebbles.
Then, put in the plants and add in more rocks and marbles while holding up the plants.
Add water till most of the roots are covered. Don’t cover all the roots, so to let the plant to breath.
And here are some of my plants that grow well in hydroculture.
Check this post to learn more about watering hydroculture plants.
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