Tuesday, October 02, 2012
ELIOOO. Grow your food. How to go to Ikea and grow food in your apartment.
Materials: TROFAST, ANTONIUS
Description: Ever wondered if you could grow vegetables in your apartment? It may not be as far-fetched as it seems. Antonio has a created a hydroponic set up using the Trofast and Antonius.
You can find more information on the book he is trying to fund in this link.
He is also the creator of this other project called Malthus, a device to grow fish and salad using Broder.
WHAT: ELIOOO is an instruction book about how to build a hydroponic system to grow plants, herbs, or vegetables in your apartment, using IKEA components.
WHY HYDROPONICS: Hydroponics is a clean, sustainable, and efficient way to grow vegetables using water instead of soil. Hydroponics has enormous advantages compared to traditional agricultural methods. It uses only 10% of the water needed with traditional agriculture, allowing for higher production in smaller spaces. Plants get nourishment directly from a nutrient solution mixed into the water. Consequently, the risk of pests present in the soil is avoided and plants receive the exact nourishment needed for optimal growth. With hydroponics you do not have to water your plants; you can maintain ideal conditions for growth, without worrying about watering and getting dirty
See more of the IKEA Hydroponic set-up.
~ Antonio, Scarpo