This sparked my interest which led me to this little project. A huge percentage of the cost of your fruits and vegetables came from the transportation and keeping it fresh for the journey by refrigeration which also cause lots of co2 emmisions.
So the closer the source of food it is to you the better.
What is Hydroponics?
Hydroponics is growing plants in water instead of soil .
It has many advantages over traditional growing such as it requires less water as water could be recycles instead of letting most of the water flow into the ground,easier to control its nutrients, no need for pesticide offers much higher yields per square foot and the best of all able to grow indoors without attracting disgusting insects.
Step 1: Parts/costs
container(needs to be opaque) i got mine at ikea for around $3
2' net pots $3.20 for 10
nutrients $15 for two 1 liter bottle
medium(i used clay pellets)$2 for a big bag.
Air Pump (Cost depends)
Air hose (came with air pump)
Air Stone ($3)
Seeds or plant
Step 3: Water and Air!
Add air stone.
Mix nutrients with water according to the instructions on the label (usually 1 part nutrents to 100 part water)
Fill up till it almost touch the bottom of the net pot.
Step 4: Plant 2 pot
BTW, if you don't know how to germinate seeds,Just bury some in soil, 1 inch deep, water regularly.
when the plant is big enough, uproot it gently as not to do too much damage to the roots and wash off the soil attached to the roots.