Many people who are new to hydroponics are often times put off by the initial costs of many hydroponic systems. While it is true that you could spend a seemingly unlimited amount of money on your dream grow, there are many ways to enjoy the benefits of hydroponics without breaking your wallet.
Today, we are going to learn how to build a single plant Deep Water Culture (DWC) system for under $20, and best of all is that most of these items can be found at your local hardware store. This type of system is a great starting point for anyone looking to get into hydroponics as it has no real moving parts, is cheap, and lends itself to producing outstanding results. Plus it’s fun and easy to build yourself.
Here is a video tutorial that goes through what items we need to use, and how to set up the system itself:
Once you have the system built (which shouldn’t take you more than the time it takes to drill a single hole), than you are ready to transplant something into it!
In part two of the tutorial, we will learn how to insert a basil clone into your new DWC system: