Don't know where the info is, I gr8ly appreciate any help
This looks like the absolute most cost-effective thing I've ever seen:
I'm very curious and enthusiastic to just macgyver together a hydroponics system for growing vegetables. Well, herbs first, I figure vegetables are "tougher", if anyone knows which is tougher or why then please let me know.
I don't know why I'm suddenly into planting, possibly because I turned vegan a few days ago (who knows how long that'll last) and this is like the vegan equivalent of going out and hunting/killing something, which to me seemed totally badass when I was eating meat but I never did it. Realization of dreams as an omnivore on a vegan level. There.
So I have a few questions about this youtube video:
1) Can anyone summarize how water is supposed to flow? What maintenance is involved? I don't understand why that pipe is in there, and where the water goes...
2) I wanna do this INDOORS. What extra equipment would I need besides what's shown in the video? I live in ATL and have full access to heating and A/C if that makes a difference. I also have windows, can I use them? What if I don't have windows? Let's run the math without windows, which brings me to the third question...
3) What's it gonna run me in extra electricity to have a hydroponics setup like this one, versus soil, indoors? In the answer please include the costs of any additional equipment suggested so that I know for sure a total number. Is it cheaper to just use dirt? I don't wanna use dirt, my parents use dirt all the time and it falls, it's cleanup, it collects bugs, I dunno I'm just trying to avoid it. Am I trying to avoid it for the wrong reasons?
Any help , preferably with all these questions so that I can start ordering stuff off amazon, would be greatly appreciated. If you guys have other, cheaper, more practical and efficient hydroponics solutions ppllleeasssee let me know, because ultimately I'm trying to do what is minimal to let vegetables grow healthy and fresh, for less cost than dirt.