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Old 10-16-2015, 11:51 PM   #1
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Hydroponics anyone?


I use to dabble in hydroponics a bit, and with winter quickly rearing its ugly head, I thought it would be good to start a conversation about indoor gardening.
DIY hydroponics is actually pretty easy, requires just a small investment of time, money, and space; and can provide a home with (at the very least) some fresh herbs, veggies, or fruits during the off season.
So... Any indoor gardeners here?
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Old 10-17-2015, 02:36 AM   #2
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The only people I know doing it are growing stuff to smoke.
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Old 10-17-2015, 04:36 AM   #3
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While that's true for a good percentage, there are legitimate growers that only produce for self sustainability.
Or grow flowers.
Regardless, the principles are still the same. I recognize it as a skill that can contribute to an extended gardening season for those in temperate climates.

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While that's true for a good percentage, there are legitimate growers that only produce for self sustainability.
Or grow flowers.
Regardless, the principles are still the same. I recognize it as a skill that can contribute to an extended gardening season for those in temperate climates.
Is that the same term as the indoor gardens using live fish as a source of fertilizer?
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That's a discipline of it.... Aquaponics. Using the waste of the aquatic life to provide nutrients to plants. Very good nitrogen production.
I never did read or expose myself to much in that area, but I think it has been proven to work well with the correct setup.
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How did this thread get bumped up? Just curious :} Thanks.

I love gardening & also aquariums, so may try something someday.
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A hydroponic grown tomato has about as much flavor as an ice cube, possibly slightly less.
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A hydroponic grown tomato has about as much flavor as an ice cube, possibly slightly less.
Is that opinion from experience?
Or just a generalization?
A hydroponic grown fruit or vegetable can be nearly as flavorful as anything off the vine... Not quite as flavorful, but certainly more than an "ice cube".
Perhaps your vendor of choice is focused more on production than quality.
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The only people I know doing it are growing stuff to smoke.

But. . . . being that we live in California, it's easy to grow outside Except maybe the mtns & high & low desert. So it's logical that what you do see is hidden things :}
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I just built a green house for a fellow with a Koi pond---he is thinking of setting up a hydroponic growing bed using the pond water---I think that should be a good source of water.

He currently uses a spillway filled with plants it filter the water.
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I do not like eating unnatural foods. I researched a business growing plants for local restaurants indoors. The right setup can produce massive amounts of food. Far better than grown in dirt setups.
I could see doing it for a survival type setup, or to teach my kids about food production. I view things grown outside of natural environments as unhealthy.
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Re: Hydroponics anyone?


We how some hydroponic stuff in rain down spouts. I have a bunch of peppers going right now. I watched a guy on YouTube who showed how to make em and mix the "nutes"(nutrients) for the plants to grow.

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