This NFT system with grow tray and water reservoir is easy to setup in your backyard on in your home. THE FOOTING SEEN ON THE PHOTO ARE OPTIONAL & NOT INCLUDED. One does not really require the optional footer as brick or wood frame can be used to prop up the back of the grow tray.
The system comprises a 1.1m x 1m NFT grow tray, Correx Board (excluding holes) and a 100 litre water reservoir, as well as the water pump. Add water, nutrients, plants and switch it on for happy growing.
Ideal for growing lettuce, spinach, Kale, pak choi. Tomatoes and cucumbers also possible if you add trestles for the plants to attach and climb.
This system can also be used as a germination tray or seedling nursery grow bed in larger commercial farms. It makes the perfect fodder tray.
Alternatively this grow bed can be filled with grow media such as hydroball, cocopeat or perlite, alllowing you to plant directly on the grow media using drip irrigation.
How it works?
When used as an NFT tray, it would have to be positioned at a slight incline so that water being pumped to the upper level trickles down to the bottom level. You would need to drill holes at the bottom of the lower side of the bed so that it can drain back to the water reservoir below. The water is cycled perpetually from reservoir to grow tray, back to reservoir.
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