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Hydroponic System Strawberries Plant at Home

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Hydroponic System

Hydroponic: You will have access to fresh homegrown strawberries every day of the year as growing fruit and vegetables hydroponically creates year-round yields!

Four to six plants will be enough to feed a family all the strawberries they wish for. You could even plant a few more and maybe create a little sideline business for yourself. This is what I and one or two of my friends do. By selling them to local farm shops during the offseason, you can make a very tidy little profit!

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As hydroponic strawberry plant roots will not need to spread out to find nutrients as soil planted strawberries do, growing time will be reduced by around 40% on average! Your strawberries will also be a lot bigger and many say tastier!

Another big benefit to growing hydroponic strawberries is that no pesticides are needed due to there being no soil,

This also means that no soil-borne diseases will be passed on.

  • Below we’re going to show you everything you need to know about growing hydroponic strawberries from scratch.
  • Some things are optional however to grow them the best way, to get the fastest results and the healthiest strawberries you will need to put everything here into action.
  • Remember that in hydroponics, we try to manipulate the plant’s optimum growing conditions which means giving them their optimum temperature, best humidity levels, lots of light, plenty of CO2, a touch of love, and a few other secret ingredients along the way. If you’ve already begun your hydroponic journey then you’ll also gain some great tips here as well.

Below is everything you’ll need to think about!

Things need to know about growing hydroponic strawberries:

Hydroponic System

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  • You need to decide on a specific hydroponic system for your strawberries! You can read more about specific DIY hydroponic systems in detail and the system you choose should depend on your budget and the scale you’re intending on the building.
  • There is no right or wrong answer as all hydroponic gardeners have their own preferences. However, for me, I would go with an ebb and flow system.
  • The reason for this is because ebb and flows are the best systems for short plants, which strawberries are. They are also one of the easiest systems to use so they will be ideal for beginners. They are also very low maintenance compared to other systems.

Nutrients

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For your hydroponic nutrients,

I suggest you use a commercially prepared nutrient solution with a pH level of between 5.5 and 6.5. If you’re used to hydroponics then you could mix your own solution. Either way, I recommend you drain and change the solution every 14 days.

Lighting

  • For strawberries, I suggest you go for a high-intensity metal halide hydroponic light.
  • Keep the light around 4 inches above the strawberries! You will need to keep a good eye on this, especially in the early stages when the strawberries are sprouting.
  • You don’t want the leaves to touch the light as this could cause them to frazzle under the heat. There are many different hydroponic grow lights you could go for, however, I’ve given a detailed review of the one I think is the best all-rounder.

Grow Tent

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Grow tent- better monitor and control your temperature, humidity, CO2, and light
  • A grow tent is optional, you can grow phenomenal strawberries without one, but by using one, you really can concentrate the light better than ever before.
  • Not only that but a grow tent will enable you to better monitor and control your temperature, which you should aim to be around 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Hydroponic grow tents have one other advantage too. You can keep an artificially high level of CO2 in there too by using a hydroponic intake fan.
  • You can also get rid of your CO2-depleted air from your tent by using a hydroponic exhaust fan! Tents are amazing because it’s so easy to closely monitor and then alter accordingly your temperature, humidity, CO2, and light.
  • They are silver on the inside to keep the light reflected inside, they are also black on the outside to stop the heat from seeping out. The only downside is that tents only come in the sizes that they come in if that makes sense to you.
  • If you’re growing strawberries on a very large scale then you’re not going to be able to find a big enough tent.

Maintenance

  • Maintaining your hydroponic strawberries is easy, just as with growing all hydroponic plants!
  • Just make sure the solution is changed once every 2 weeks and pick off any runners or ready strawberries from the plants and you should have delicious strawberries every day of the year!
  • If you’re using a tent then monitor the temperature. You can run this on autopilot by using timers and thermostats on your fans.
  • The fan I pointed you to above comes with a built-in thermostat.

If you’ve any experience with growing hydroponic strawberries then please give us your tales and traumas in the comment section below!

Likewise, if you’re fairly new to this and have any questions then also, please feel free to ask away!

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Magudeswaran
Magudeswaran
My full name is S. Magudeswaran, am working as a Professional Knits Garments CAD pattern designer, in the Knits Garments Industry for the past 15 years. And also I have an interest in writing blogs about healthy foods.
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