Lettuce is one of the vegetables that are most commonly grown using hydroponic method, in addition to kale, cauliflower, and mustard greens. The harv
Lettuce is one of the vegetables that are most commonly grown using hydroponic method, in addition to kale, cauliflower, and mustard greens. The harvest time is fast, lettuce is also quite easy to maintain. Well, the most simple is that You can cultivate hydroponic lettuce with utilizing used bottles.
Planting lettuce in bottles with a hydroponics system is one of the techniques of cultivating your own vegetables with easy steps and cheap. Because, only armed with used bottles that have been deprecated.
Lettuce can be grown well in the lowlands to the highlands. The initial step that You must do for the cultivation of lettuce in bottles is to prepare the tools hydroponics. The bottles, which You must prepare in between the spikes (solder), scissors, axes, water, and soil.
Cut bottles of mineral water or another one into 2 parts. Bottles of mineral water it is cut with scissors on the shoulder of the bottle. Part of bottle caps hollowed by using nail (solder). The hole that has been made on the lid of the bottle should be sized to a diameter of about 1 cm.
this Hole will be made so the hole axis. On the part of the shoulder of bottles of mineral water, keep the hole by using nail (solder). But, the hole that is sized small, equal in size to the spikes.
After that, the axis is inserted into the hole located in the lid of the bottle. Water is filled in the bottom of the bottle, then the top of the bottle is laid on it by the way upside down like a funnel. Make sure the wick in the bottom of the water.
the next Step, i.e., mixing soil and fertilizer until evenly distributed, then put into the top of the bottles of mineral water. Then, the seedlings of lettuce that You already prepare planted in the planting medium that You’ve made it.
the Plant is placed in an area exposed to the sun, but not has been exposed to rain. When lettuce plants have started to grow, certainly the need for nutrients is increasing, because it takes fertilizing again.
One thing that You should look at when to cultivate by means of hydroponics, namely mosquitoes. Hydroponics uses water as one of its main elements, it is not uncommon mosquitoes will breed in there. To handle it, the water/nutrient solution is replaced periodically so that the larvae of mosquitoes can thrive in it.