The name that has been coined by my boyfriend for this set up is “Micro Hybrid Hydroponic Apartment Gorilla Gardening”.
We have taken a fish tank and a pump and attached drip heads to the piping for containers. Any of the “run off” from 2 of the pots goes right back into the tank, and when I fill my fountain the water above a certain point will go in as well.
This is basically Phase one.
This is the before:
Here is the right now:
The pots are on some black wire shelving to get them up high enough for the fish tank.
You can just see the tank. The water is clear so it basically disappears. Of course as I use this the water is not likely to stay clear. At some point I will put fish in the tank as well. The fish poop will be good for the plants.
The small black spot is actually a drain. It is small because we wanted to do something that could be easily plugged while we tested the concept.
These are sprinkler heads. There is not really enough pressure for them to so the spray they can do. The pump we are using is not very powerful.
The deck and the attached closet needed some cleaning and an overall overhaul. I have things that should be thrown away, and things I am not using that I should give away.
At this point in the design of this system we have spent $50. That includes some items that have not been delivered to be used for soil sensors, and some pumps that we are going to make solar-powered.
Stay tune. More as we go.
If you have any questions about the plants on the deck, or anything about this project please feel free to leave a comment.
Thanks for dropping by.