Intro: Beerponics (reuse Beer Cans)
Beerponics is just a name. This instructable is a step closer to reuse the beer cans we throw away. Just a process how to use them aesthetically.
Step 1: Materials
Beer can after you have enjoyed them. I got these from a friend's party.
2 inch mesh basket
Length measuring apparatus (I used a scale)
Step 2: The Research
Just by holding the beer can something came into my mind. The diameter is matching properly with the mesh baskets in the market. So got the measurements and I was right.
Step 3: Creating the Thing
Cutting the can with a can cutter keeps a very safe bidding that is safer that to cut the can with blade.
Image says that the basket is perfect fit.
Step 4: Wick
Adding the wick. Just measure twice the length of the can of wick. That's a good way to measure. You can use other measurements too.
Step 5: Fill the Coco
Fill the basket with coco peat and press with thumb. And again fill the basket to the brim. This will make sure you get a strong binding peat.
Step 6: Apply the Seeds
Add the seeds you like, or the plant you want to transplant. Here mustard seeds are shown. I love adding mustard greens in my salad.
Step 7: My Previous Planters
Chilli in pet bottle
Mustard in pet bottle
Wheat in a shop bought planter
Step 8: Current Planter
Mustard are growing good in my new planter. Also can decorate them as I like. Stacking is also easy. Reservoir is automatically protected from the sun.
Rest of the things such as nutrients and water ph and TDS are same as you will be using for other hydroponic systems.