Hydroponics - at Home and for Beginners
Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:19 PM
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:36 AM
I'm going to try this, though. I don't want to plant too much outside in the dirt, in case the house sells fast. This I could take with us. I have several of those bins on hand and empty...
Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:54 AM
The pic that Leah posted is from the link. The guy bought the plants and washed the soil from the roots and transplanted them into a soilless medium (rockwool). You can start your seeds direct in rockwool (or any other soilless medium-I joked that you could grow tomatoes in old socks--but it's not a joke-ya could).
Tradition hydroponics relies on electricity to run the pump to keep the nutrient solution flowing to the roots. Without a way to run the pump, the plants would have to be watered multiple times a day to keep the roots moist-this can be done. Nutrient solution can also be captured to reuse.
You would have to have access to water, stock/save seeds, and stock fertilizer for your solution (don't know how well plants would grow with just plain water??? My guess?-not very well.).
Plants need less space, grow faster, and are better grown hydroponically.
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:43 PM
This reminds me of our neighbor in Corpus Christi years ago. He had a hydroponic garden in his garage. He used toilets - to grow uh, well, I forget now. It's been a looooooooong time ago.
(and no, I didn't get any samples )
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for those who do not. ~Thomas Jefferson
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:56 PM
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Posted 29 February 2008 - 05:57 PM
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