Hydroponic garden: Easy system to get you started

I was looking for a cheap, beautiful, and readily available plant pot so that anyone could start their own hydroponic garden.

And I found the IKEA MUSKOT to be perfect for it.


What’s great about this hydroponic system is that anyone in the world can download the 3D files and start growing their own hydroponic food the same day.

For around $85, you can start growing food in your apartment.

IKEA items used:
  • MUSKOT Plant Pot
Other materials and tools for hydroponic system:

Instructions for starting a hydroponic garden:

1. Go to Thingiverse and download the following files:

  • Lid
  • Top reservoir
  • Module x 3
  • Vaselid.

2. Print them if you have a 3D printer or send them to a 3D printer like this one.

3. Purchase the IKEA MUSKOT 7 1/2 inch plant pot.

4. Get nine 2 inch net cups, 1/2 inch vinyl tubing, hydroponic nutrients, ph control kit, and smart plug.

5. Set up your hydroponic garden like in the video. The modules are interlocking, so it can be expanded and contracted in size super easily.

The only part that’s probably a bit time consuming (besides growing the plants) is the printing. It takes about 10-12 hours per module.

I’m looking to adapt the lid to the larger MUSKOT plant pot next.

You can see my hydroponic garden in progress on my Instagram.

~ by Alex

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