hydroponic planting

since i saw some advertisements on tv on hydroponic planting, i have tried to searched for more info. i want to do it at my balcony, to have some home grown vegetables..

for those not knowing what is hydroponic planting, hydroponic is a way to plant, without soil, just a casing, water and some minerals.

there are not many info after i goggled. so i tried look out at some plants nursery. apparently, hydroponic is not very popular yet in malaysia.

so, if you know anything about hydroponic, or you know where to get the utensils and materials for hydroponic in Malaysia, especially in KL, do provide me some info about it.

thanks.. 🙂


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kieran
    Sep 17, 2008 @ 05:47:31

    This company sells a passive (gravity fed) hydroponic system and other products including a two part nutrient, which I guess you could use with a DIY system:

    You should check on the average number of direct sunlight hours that your balcony receives as this will effect which types of vegetables you could grow there.

    For a relatively quick harvest you could grow leafy vegetables like ´A´ Choy but check with a local seed company to find out which types of leafy veg (and other veg) are most suited to your balcony´s conditions.

  2. sansan
    Sep 17, 2008 @ 20:07:38

    DEar Kieran, thanks for your comments. however, i don seems able to log in autopot website despite several trial.

    probably it’s due to my poor network. i will try to check it out soon.

    would it be ok if i write to you more if i need further information after i check out the website?

    ps: i don seems able to find ur weblog. do yo have one? mind to share with me?

  3. Lee Williams
    Feb 03, 2010 @ 16:55:22

    i know this is an old post and i’m not sure if you’re still interested after two years but i currently grow pak choi hydroponically and import hydroponic nutrients from America via mail order, if your interested in how to build one cheaply (my 4 plant system cost aprox 150RM to build) and i can place an additional order for you if you want. gravity fed if fine but will never grow much faster than soil, my system is drip fed.

  4. sansan
    Mar 20, 2010 @ 17:30:56

    Hi William, sorry for the late reply. Can i know further more? do you have any website or blog that i can check on it?

  5. Jimmy Tan
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 23:24:50

    My company is launching a continuous nutrient recirculation hydroponic system in September 2012. This set is very practical. It can lean on the wall or stand on its own like racks in magazine stalls selling gift wrappers. We also have liquid fertilizer for sale. There will be different formula for different vegetables and flowers. Yes you can grow flowers particularly petunia in a hydroponic system.

    If you like to more details, kindly contact me at jimmytan@bgrw.com

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