In recent times, the demand for Hydroponic farming in Indian homes is increasing rapidly. The food grown in a hydroponic farm setup are healthy and affordable. Noticing the use and benefits of a hydroponic setup farm, many households, and start-up Agripreneurs are venturing into this Hydroponic Farming business. Below are details of how to set up a hydroponic farm at home.
Steps to Setup Hydroponic Farm at home:
Area selection to set up a hydroponic farm: Select a good area of size 10×10 mt at a warm area in the home. Are selected to set up hydroponics must be free from germs and sterilized. Make sure adequate sunshine is made into the hydroponic farm room at home. An area of 10 sq. mt is enough to cultivate vegetables and feed 4 members of a family.
Connecting water inlets for hydroponics setup: Arrange water inlet sources with two to three taps in order to connect to the hydroponic setup.
Installing a light system for hydroponics: It is better to install a 20 watts to 30 watts bulb for every 10 sq. area of hydroponics. Arrange and install such type of lighting system. Furthermore, the fluorescents of the hydroponic light bulbs must be at a range of 6400-kelvin temperatures. However, you can also go for T5 fluorescent light which is the best suitable light for home hydroponics farming.
Purchase an Installation of Hydroponic system at home: It is always suggested to buy and install Ebb and flow hydroponic setup for domestic vegetables growing. The cost of this hydroponic setup for the home area is around Rs. 10,000.
Collection and Sowing of vegetables: After installing the hydroponic setup, purchase the vegetable seeds online and sow them in the ebb and flow hydroponic system.
Best vegetables for Hydroponics at home: We can grow vegetables like Cauliflower, Tomato, Chilly, Brinjal plants in Hydroponics. In addition, the best vegetables to grow in hydroponics are Lettuce, Spinach, Sorrel, Coriander, Fenugreek, Mint, and other leafy vegetables.
Watering of Hydroponics: Water irrigation in hydroponics is changed once in 15 days. Make sure such an irrigation system is arranged.
Fertilization in Hydroponics farm setup: Supply the recommended nutrients at the lowest doses using the fertigation method in order to supply nutrients to the plants in the hydroponics farm.
Harvesting of Vegetables in Hydroponics: Most of the vegetables can be harvested 45 to 50 days after sowing and the plants can live for 4 to 5 months in the hydroponic system. However, leafy vegetables in hydroponics are harvested 30 days after sowing.
This is all about how to set up and steps to set up a hydroponic farm at home. For more details regarding hydroponics setup, comment below.
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Hydroponics Setup FAQ’s
How do I get started in Hydroponics?
It is always suggested to take hands-on training on Hydroponics for commercial establishment of Hydroponics. However, for the domestic hydroponics setup, we explained how to set up the above clearly.
What do I need to start a hydroponic garden at home?
You need a Hydroponic setup that costs around Rs. 10,000 for 10 by 10 sq.mt area.
What are the disadvantages of hydroponics?
If we don’t take proper care and management in Hydroponics farming system,the Agripreneur may incur huge losses.
What is the best hydroponic system for beginners?
Ebb and Flow system is the best hydroponic system for beginners.
What is the best fertilizer for hydroponics?
The best fertilizer for Hydroponics is the Organic Bioformulations and The liquid NPK fertilizer along with the micronutrients.