Hydroponics a quick overview

Truly a wonder of modern science - hydroponic gardens produce bountiful harvests of fruit, vegetables, grains, herbs and flowers in places never before able to sustain growth. Hydroponic gardens produce the healthiest crops with the highest yields and vitamin content thanks to their perfectly balanced nutrient solutions. Modern hydroponic methods provide food for millions of people worldwide and supply you, me and the food service industry with superior produce. In fact, hydroponic cultivation...

Theory of operation

Hydroponic Gardening With Pvc Pipe

The rapid cropping systems that have evolved from simple PVC piping are truly unique and exceptional hydroponic gardens. Extremely cost effective and durable, they are the leading means of high yield rapid cropping using hydroponics. The systems operate by circulating a deep flow of nutrient solution within the PVC pipes whereby the plants are suspended in baskets which protrude into the PVC pipes at specific spacing depending upon crop type and the roots grow down into the circulating nutrient...

Manifold construction

Manifold Design For Pvc Hydroponics

The final step in completing your system is to assemble the manifold. The 4 and 6 systems differ here as the injection manifold for the larger system is located at the same end as the drains whereby the smaller manifold is located at the opposite end. Shown at right is the 4 system's manifold which is assembled from the parts on page 19. It is a good idea to dry fit these parts together before you cement them with PVC glue. Many people opt to modify these parts slightly to accommodate differing...