How To Build A Windowsill Hydroponic Herb Garden (Part 1 of 2)

Part 2 link: In this video I show step by step how to build a small windowsill deep water culture herb garden for 8 plants. I also show what nutrients I use and the amount of nutreint to add. Here is the link to the templates I used in this video for free download:


  1. Great video, thanks for the info. A very simple way to get all the rosemary you could want is to buy a bunch at the grocery store and root them like the cuttings they are. Of course, rosemary is a good-sized shrub, so you’re better off sticking with the herbaceous plants.

  2. dnt lift the top drill a hole near the botton one side with sum sort of pipe attached up right on a connectin pipe goin into the tub and when u need to empty unclip the pipe and point it down into a bucket to empty make a small hole on top make a flap u can shimmy side to side and fill up that way

  3. Nice job bro, I’m thinking about doing this on a huge scale outdoors next year. Nothing seems to grow in my crappy clay filled yard so hydro seems like a good alternative. As for your Rosemary you may want to try germinating them in slightly drier substrate and prop them up on a couple of stones out of contact with water. As long as the humidity is 80%+ those precious feeder roots will be more than happy! Happy growing dude.

  4. There are none at this size that are opaque. I didn’t want anything wide or tall but just enough to make this work. I just cleaned it this past weekend and putting a new crop of basil in it. Ready in 30 days. I’ll probably show it soon.

  5. While the plants are young in your first month let it go 4 weeks without changing. After that you’ll need to change the water every 2-3 weeks. Just lift the top off and avoid damaging the roots. Dump it out into your garden outside if you have one (it only helps). Just be sure not to use tap water that is chlorinated without getting the chlorine out first (bubble it 24 hours).

  6. 85 watt (actual watts) or higher and 5000K – 6700K. That’s for shorter plants. Tall plants 105 watt minimum and higher to penetrate the leaves to the bottom when the plant gets tall. Or add supplemental lights near the bottom.