Hydroponics Workshop: TABLE OF CONTENTS

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(This is a work in progress.)

  1.  Introduction
    1. About hydroponics
    2. About me
    3. About you?
  2. Plants’ basic needs and how we meet them in hydroponics
    1. Lighting
    2. Rooting medium
    3. Root aeration
    4. External support
    5. Water, nutrition (covered in ongoing care section)
  3. Other variables when designing a hydroponics system
    1. Reservoir size / water volume
    2. Net cup vs. grow bag style and their sizes
    3. Choosing materials
    4. Preventative measures against algae, mold, bugs
  4. Ongoing care elements:
    1. Nutrients, supplements
    2. Nutrient solution pH and TDS/EC
    3. Water temperature
    4. Monitoring for deficiencies, illness
    5. Monitoring for algae, bugs, mold
    6. Pollination (if applicable)
    7. Ongoing support needs
  5. Factors in choosing the right system for you
  6. BREAK TIME (drill your holes and get your nutrients!)
  7. Your new system
    1. First a little more theory: Kratky hydroponics (here for cucumbers)
    2. Case study: Corey’s plants (in their infancy,
    3. How your system works
    4. How to care for it
    5. What to do if you’ve mastered it:
      1. Fogponics, anyone? (Results from 19:06)
      2. Add an airstone to make a mini Deep Water Culture
      3. Make a float level indicator
      4. Start thinking about electronics, scaling up, lights, etc.
      5. Start evangelizing.
  8. Other case studies
    1. Wick hydroponics
    2. Yamazen LED planter
    3. Deep Water Culture
    4. Ebb and Flow
    5. Nutrient Film Technique (NFT)
    6. Lufa Farms
    7. Dutch bucket (from 4:00, then from 8:04)
    8. Aeroponics (reservoir/pumps not shown, but freeze at 0:30 to see piping)
    9. Hybrid
  9. Hydroponics and making
  10. Closing remarks

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