The Salad Box from Hydrofarm is ideal for growing a small soil-free garden of salad greens and other plants indoors or outdoors with almost zero maintenance. It is a passive hydroponics system based on the research of academic horticulturist B.A. Kratky.
Using the Salad Box is clean and easy. It uses no electricity at all—no air pumps or water pumps needed! It grows greens and lettuce up to thirty percent faster than soil. Use it indoors with grow lights or outdoors in natural light.
Simply mix the powder nutrient with water and pour into the reservoir, then wrap the root ball of each of your seedlings with the included;Root Wraps.; Place each wrapped seedling into a net pot, and you're set!
The Salad Box will provide you and your family with fresh greens without any of the hassles of larger gardens or systems. Only minimal assembly is required. The system includes one reservoir tray, one top plate lid with eight plant sites, one top-off bottle with cap, eight net cups, eight Root Wraps, one fifty-gram packet of general purpose nutrient, six drain plugs, and one instructions booklet.
The Salad Box fits perfectly under two-foot fluorescent light systems like the Jump Start T-five modular and T-twelve fluorescent fixtures.
How often should I change the hydroponic nutrient solution in my reservoir?
To ensure optimal nutrient availability and freshness, change reservoir solutions completely every 1 to 2 weeks. If needed, top off low reservoir levels with 1/4 strength nutrient solution or plain water.