Veggies grow in PET bottles using hydroponics
In order to reduce the health risks, this man focused on hydroponics.
Rudrarup heard about hydroponics when he was a child. His father is a mechanical engineer.
Both the father and son duo experimented in a lab like scientists in his childhood. As a result, leafy vegetables had been grown without soil.
Later, Rudrarup moved to a hostel after his graduation due to which he lost his touch with farming.
He wanted to focus again on hydroponics when he returned home after three years.
He found that there were no workshops on this method to educate people on it.
Now, this IT professional is helping people to grow vegetables like tomatoes, spinach etc. in PET bottles. These people who have no farming knowledge can grow herbs like mustard also using hydroponics.
As you know, plants need soil to grow. But, hydroponics method helps plants to grow in water. The roots of plants are placed in a mineral solution to provide both micronutrients as well as macronutrients.
The roots are supported by cocopeat when the plant needs stability.
This hydroponics method has several advantages. There is no need of huge land to grow the plants. You can grow plants in a small space of your window sill.
There is no risk of soil-borne diseases to affect plants, and there is no need of pesticides as well.
Rudrarup founded the Maker’s Club nearly two and a half years ago. He is explaining the benefits of hydroponics to people and encouraging them to grow their own plants in their balcony.
Many people are also conducting workshops for others throughout the week under this platform.
These people are using PET bottles, yoghurt containers, food delivery tins and Chyawanprash cans to grow leafy vegetables like spinach, fenugreek, lettuce, mint, cilantro, basil, and vegetables like tomatoes, chillies etc.
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