So you have collected all the materials needed for your hydroponics gardening. Now, what else needed for starting it? It is of course the guides to starting seeds. There are some steps you need to follow so that you can be successful in your hydroponic gardening. Here they are:
Step 1: Prepare Your Materials
To begin with, you need to prepare and check all the materials needed for the seeding. Actually, you do not need much to start seeding. First, you need to prepare a cloner. You can build it by yourself or simply buy it.
Once cloner is settled, all the materials for the seeding will just cost you not more than $50 and they will last for a quite long time. However, if you do need to buy a cloner, you may end up with way bigger cost although you may get a higher quality one.
The materials you will need are: hydroponic cloner, tubing, net pots, air stone, rapid rooter and starter plugs, air pump, and seeds.
Step 2: Fill Water to the Cloner
Next up, you need to fill up the cloner with water until the water reaches where the net pots are located. You don’t need to worry about the pH level of your water. You also don’t need to bother using any reverse osmosis here. All you need to use is just standard tap water.
Step 3: Set the Air Pump Up
Now, place your air stone in the cloner’s reservoir and then connect it to the tubing. Then connect the next side to air pump and after that plug the side in. At this step, you must be able to see lots of beautiful bubbles coming out from the air stone. Those bubbles are needed to keep the seeds’ root moist and to stimulate the seeds’ growth.
Step 4: Place the Starter Plug and the Seeds
Grab your starter plug and soak each of it in water and after that place the plug in net pot. This step is important to provide enough moisture so that the seeds can germinate well. Then, drop two or three seeds in every starter plug.
Step 5: Maintain!
The last step is all about maintaining the system. Don’t worry as the maintenance here is simple. One of the things you can do to maintain it is placing a transparent cover on the top to maintain the moisture and to boost the system temperature. However, this step is actually not necessary. You can choose to do it or pass.