Complete hydroponic system which has been handcrafted rather than 3d printed, for a more organic appearance and smoother water flow. This is a hydroponic drip/nutrient film technique hybrid system that uses no soil, only water with a small amount of nutrients added. This system has been created as a more affordable way in to commercial scale hydroponics and has already been bought from me in quantity by restaurants for the purpose of supplying their kitchens.
The compact size and use of vertical space allows for all-year-round growing, even for those without gardens. This tower can be placed in a commercial or domestic garden or greenhouse, conservatory or balcony - now everyone can grow amazing fruit, salads, herbs and vegetables with this system. (that's why nasa uses these techniques to grow food in space).
The tower can be seen pictured next to one of my smaller, planted towers, showing the results that can be achieved. You can see strong crops of tomatoes, strawberries, lettuce, rocket, peppers, raspberries and stevia all thriving in a single tower, taking up less than 40cm x 40cm floor space this compact size, gives great flexibility of positioning, even indoors, for all-year-round growing. Each hydroponic tower system holds 45 plants and comes with.
Water pump with power supply and water filter and distribution system (uses 19 watts). 33l reservoir food safe bucket. Net cups, plant support pucks and a bag of pebbles to support roots of smaller plants. 100ml of 100% natural and organic nutrients (1 months supply). Constructed using only uv stabilised materials with no phthalates or bpa.
Dimensions 200 x 36 x 36cm. To get up and running easily in hydroponics all that is needed is one tower system and some plants. Living herbs and online plug plants and washing the roots off. You may wish to add a mechanical timer plug.
Using these timers we run our towers 30 minutes per hour, only during daylight hours, to give plants resting time and give roots greater access to oxygen. The kit includes a power supply, which can be used with a 12v extension lead (available through amazon) giving complete flexibility of location. Such cables are thin enough to pass through most closed windows, if the tower is to be located outside and no power is available. Full instructions for growing in the towers and also raising your own seeds are available at the vhhydro. Expertise is not required to get great results.
Hydroponic systems use a pump to re-circulate water, nutrients and oxygen over the bare roots of each plant. Growing crops this way uses only 5% of the water, takes up 1/10th of the space, and grow in half the time with usually double the yield.