Homemade Hydroponic Plans:
How to Harvest 26 times per year
from
Your Hydroponic System...

Learn the
7 Magic Ingredients

 
to get
High-Priced Results

from
The Lowest Cost System!

Actually, the system is 7x7x7 - read on, I'll explain...


After you get set up, and after your plants begin maturing, you will harvest home-farm herbs, vegetables, or whatever you like, every 2 weeks, year after year! That's 26 harvests per year! Pick the day of the week you want to devote most to gardening, and that becomes your harvest day every 2 weeks... for as long as you want to have garden-fresh anything in your life! Guests won't believe you grew it yourself! And much of my system will do the same for indoor soil growers, too!


To say it another way, this is the only system that shows you how to
maximize your production no matter what size space you have for your indoor grow room!

My Number One Secret (it's not really a secret) is having groups of plants at different ages and different stages of growth so that your space is always full or near full...


7 trays for 7 stages of growth, 2 weeks apart creates Continuous Harvest!


Best of all, I will email you the plans instantly so you can get started yourself! I'm not asking much for the plans (I think you'll be surprised at the low cost!) and I will even tell you how to get the plans for as little as $1!




Here are some of the ways my system lets you have MORE for LESS:
  • Use inexpensive, long-lasting, easy to use ½" PVC pipe for nutrient distribution
  • Your one blower/exhaust fan does 3 jobs: vents vegetive room, vents flowering room, and vents drying box
  • Make your own low-cost Light Stick, give your plants the Very Best side-light possible, and avoid buying expensive, harder to use lights
  • Your plants grow into each other (as in a hedge) at least doubling every harvest
  • Move and adjust your plants to fill every area of your grow rooms, increasing your harvest
  • Heat from the bottom room, keeps the floor of the top room warm, which stimulates your young plants' root growth, eliminating the need for electrical heat-wire that many professional systems use
  • Use your house furnace to distribute healthy, filtered, Oxygen-rich grow room exhaust to your entire home
  • Re-grow your plants to generate your next crop instead of taking cuttings. Re-grows, because they already have a mature root system, usually produce one and a half times as much as they did in their first harvest.
  • Free updates emailed to you
  • You can email me with any questions even if you don't buy my plans
  • Oh, did I mention I have videos to further explain my system?
  • 60-days to try the plans  to see if it is everything I say it is, or you get your money back!
  • The $1 option...


I've been indoor gardening for over 20 years and I've looked at a lot of systems. Other quality systems cost way too much for most of us, and the inexpensive, easy systems have very low production, not even worth the effort. If you have extra money you might be happier buying one of the expensive systems. You see, my system is Do It Yourself - you must cut

½" PVC pipe (Magic Ingredient #1)

with a hack saw, glue on end caps (a little messy), enclose an area to be the grow room, figure how to mount your lights, install an exhaust blower, and locate your air intake. I give you guidelines and tips for these. Everything else you need to know is in the manual. The cost to build your rooms will vary. I leave cost estimates out because that will depend on your needs which determine the size and functions of your grow room. You can save money by using an existing closet - you don't have to build walls. Growing supplies are less expensive online, but may be more convenient to buy locally. The real expense is in Lights! To minimize your cost, be sure to get the best deal you can on your lights. When buying more than one light, be sure to ask for a quantity price, especially if shopping at a local grow store.


Anyway, here's an overview of my system, explaining the main components...


Air| To mimic the outdoors when it comes to air, you need to

turn over the air (Magic Ingredient #2)

in your grow room once every few minutes.  Let's use 5 minutes as the maximum, even though I usually turn my air every 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Replacing the air gets rid of excess heat which can damage plants
  • It eliminates excess humidity which makes it hard for the plants to breathe
  • It removes oxygen which the plants have exhaled and brings in air rich in carbon dioxide which the plants breath in. CO2 devices just add expense. However, if you can not turn your air every 5 minutes, you may need a CO2 enrichment system
  • Constant air turnover makes any strong plant odors unnoticeable, decreasing or eliminating the need for air fresheners, ionizers, etc.
  • Your drying box/area can be positioned at the air intake to decrease herb drying time at no additional expense


Your blower/exhaust fan will have a cfm (cubic feet per minute) rating - let's use a common 100cfm. A closet 2x8x8 = 128 cubic feet. You will have some loss of efficiency due to resistance in the exhaust and intake venting I like to use 50% efficiency to be safe. So our blower really moves 50cfm and would exchange the air in our closet every 2 ½ minutes (128cf / 50cfm = 2.56 minutes).


Lights| Your Lights need to mimic the sun! Not an easy thing to do!
More light is usually better, but must be weighed against:
  • cost of the light
  • space it takes up
  • additional heat it generates and can you exhaust the heat out of the grow room
  • additional electricity cost
  • and expected increase in production
I don't use (or recommend) light from the top, I use

light from the side
(Magic Ingredient #3).

The advantages are numerous:
  • side light promotes branching and keeps lower parts of the plant healthy
  • taller plants can grow without being burned by the overhead light
  • Less shadows and shadowed areas with your lights on opposite sides
  • Different Light Spectrums (Magic Ingredient #4)  Your plants can move from full spectrum summer sun to more yellows and reds as in late fall, gradually, just like in nature. Plants are genetically adjusted, because of life on this planet, to use full spectrum summer sun for vegetive growth, and the more yellow and red spectrums of the fall for flowering and fruit development. Mimicking this system indoors gives plants the light they need to get outdoor, or even better than outdoor, growth.
  • Light from several directions eliminates the need for expensive, electricity sucking, space wasting, light movers


Medium| The medium is what the roots are in: soil, rockwool, or other soil or soilless mixtures.
I prefer

rockwool grow cubes (½" cubes)
(Magic Ingredient #5)


which roots really do love! My system is much easier to manage by using grow cubes as the medium, but most of my other ideas for maximizing your output will work with other mediums, like soil. Your rockwool
garden will be fed automatically 6 times a day. A soil garden should be watered by hand when needed. A moisture meter at 2 inches deep will tell you when to water when using soil.


Trays| I use 3' long rockwool style trays (actually designed for rockwool slabs, but I now greatly prefer to use the grow cubes). Each tray produces a

hedge
(Magic Ingredient #6)

with the plants close together, growing into each other. With all the other parts of this system in place, the plants in the hedge do not seem to mind being so close. This idea in itself will increase production 2 to 3 times because you have that much more vegetation! Grow a variety of plants in each tray, and then harvest regularly... how about every 2 weeks you harvest fresh herbs, vegetables, flowers, whatever you want to grow, as long as you want, as many as 26 harvests per year! Like taking a trip to the farm stand all year long!



Water & Nutrient| Here is the easy part of my system. In fact, I only use general purpose

20/20/20 fertilizer
(Magic Ingredient #7)

the least expensive home gardening fertilizer you can find! This type of fertilizer is designed for soil. A box for $16 will last me a year! No expensive hydroponic fertilizers are needed - it's all a bunch of hype! Only slight increases are possible, and only if the mix is right-on, and fed at the right time, and at great expense!


Hydroponic plants choose what nutrients they need - your job is to keep the nutrient solution FRESH! Once a week drain and clean the reservoir which gets rid of the built up salts and chemicals.


Timers & Pumps| You need (2) 24-hour timers. Your lights will probably have a grounded cord so the timers should have a 3-prong plug (a 2-prong type with an adapter will work, but should be used only as a temporary solution). To have continuous harvest, you will need 2 separate rooms, one with 18 hours of light (6 hours dark) for vegetive growth, and one with 12 hour of light for flowering (12 hours of dark as dark as possible). The light cycle, actually the length of the dark cycle, determines what stage of growth your plants are in. The 12 hours of dark is what triggers the plants to release the hormones which cause flowering. The plant believes it is late in the summer or fall, time to produce flowers and seeds.
  • Because you have 2 rooms, it is best to have 2 pumps, even though you can use just 1 pump if BOTH gardens drain back to the same reservoir - this is not as reliable as 2 separate pump and reclaim systems. One of the 2 smallest sized pumps made for hydroponic gardens will work fine. I use the smallest for the vegetive room, the next largest for the flowering room. Using submersible pumps through PVC with small holes creates very little back-pressure, so a small pump can pump freely, saving on the cost of pumps, and the electricity to run them longer... under greater pressure... to make drips... to aerate the medium. Spraying the nutrient solution through small holes does it better, and you get near 100% saturation - no dry pockets!
  • You will also need a timer with 12 program settings (6 ON and 6 OFF) for the pumps. The 2 small pumps will feed your plants 6 times a day! Most systems run pumps under pressure to produce steady drips. Some systems run constantly. My system is under very little pressure so the pumps run only 2 minutes at a time to provide an optimum feeding, also providing a small but note-worthy electricity savings.

7x7x7 - 7 trays, with 7 plants in each tray, with 7 Magic Ingredients!

7x7x7 by Simple Simon