I want to try an idea that has be floating around in my head for a few weeks. The main goal is growing tomatoes at little to no cost, in a smallest possible space, and not looking out of place.
my situation is I live in a condo and have only a small balcony. But I live in Florida so sunshine is not a huge problem. I think I have everything worked out except for the nutrient solution. I looked at a few online hydro shops but the selection was crazy, I have no idea what I am looking for.
I was planning on starting out with a small black plastic gallon jug (used from those massive protein shake powders from a friend of mine). Cut a hole in the lid and use some netting with perlite for the "grow basket". Then source a small aquarium airpump and air stone.
I think this would be just about the cheapest and easiest way to get started. Eventually I would probably try to modify the design and add a solar powered water pump and convert to a drip system. But I still need to know what kind of nutrients to use. Could I use some worm tea as the source of nutrients?