Gerrit Niezen


I somehow got stuck on day 55 of #100DaysToOffload in July and suddenly it's September already! Oh well, I guess it's now day 56.

For the month of September I'm taking a sabbatical from work, to work on something different than what I'm usually working on. I decided to work on DIY hydroponics, which I've mentioned a couple of times on this blog in the past. I bought the book DIY Hydroponic Gardens by Tyler Baras, and started to build one of the designs in the book. The one I'm starting with is called a media bed, using a simple “flood and drain” (also called “ebb and flow” or “ebb and flood”) system. It consists of two containers on top of each other, with water pumped up from the bottom container and draining back into it using a pump and a timer.

I've already spray painted one of the containers, and most of the equipment I need have been ordered. I'll post some photos soon.

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