Anyone here doing Hydroponic farming at home?

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Anyone here doing Hydroponic farming at home?

I recently got interested in Hydroponic farming at home and wanted to take my first step in this direction.
I love salads and fresh greens and during this lockdown realized that it is crucial to have a trusted source for these vegetables (mainly as I am apprehensive of the kind of contact, germs and chemicals these greens must be going through).
So I decided to take the matter in my own hand and go for planting my own greens.
But I though that hydroponics are a good technology as I have heard it is low maintenance.
I have shortlisted 2 small set-ups:
1) https://www.amazon.in/BEEJ-HYDROPONICS-Home-Kit...
2) https://www.amazon.in/Pindfresh-Hydroponic-Home...

I wanted to understand from the group few things below:
i) Are these set-ups really easy to maintain?
ii) Does this setup become a breeding ground for mosquitoes?
iii) What is the typical cycle in number of days for growing lettuce, spinach?
iv) Any other precautions one needs to take as I will be placing them in my terrace apartment.

Seeking any other inputs from your side as well.

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I am sure many on youtube would have shared their real experiences with videos. But take everything with a pinch of salt. Also isn’t hydrophonics heavily input oriented system? If you have terrace access you can consider using growbags (use a mixture of cocopeat+soil+manure). Also kitchen waste can be used as manure

Though a very good thing everyone should consider. I don’t have much experience with terrace garden, but my dad does it a lot and grows a lot of stuff (a big organic produce proponent and doesn’t even trust “organic brands”)

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rsai01 wrote:

I am sure many on youtube would have shared their real experiences with videos. But take everything with a pinch of salt. Also isn’t hydrophonics heavily input oriented system? If you have terrace access you can consider using growbags (use a mixture of cocopeat+soil+manure). Also kitchen waste can be used as manure

Though a very good thing everyone should consider. I don’t have much experience with terrace garden, but my dad does it a lot and grows a lot of stuff (a big organic produce proponent and doesn’t even trust “organic brands”)

Precisely, the statement of taking inputs from youtube videos with a pinch of salt made me come to this forum and ask this question.
I guess there will be less conflict of interest here.
Using growbags is a little too much maintenance for me IMHO.
I will check which option is better for me.
Thanks

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You need to wait for sometime after posting in this section.
Keep bumping the thread often.
There will be dimers who do it.. Just wait.

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