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CRAFT Video: Hydroponic herb garden

I had the pleasure of setting up a rooftop hydroponic herb garden for my latest CRAFT Video. It’s the nerdiest way to garden. I hope you’ll check it out!

In this week’s CRAFT Video, I show you how to set up a hydroponic herb garden on my rooftop in Brooklyn. Hydroponic gardening uses water more efficiently than traditional soil gardening, and is also a lot less messy for urban apartment dwellers. It’s easier to get set up than you might think! The basic idea is that you have a reservoir of water with all the nutrients the plants could want, being circulated close to the roots of the plants. Because the water is recirculated, the plants have more than one chance to grab the nutrients in the water, so they grow faster.

I also whipped up a recipe for herb risotto to start cooking with my home-grown herbs! Stay tuned to CRAFT for more gardening projects all April long.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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