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Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 07-11-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,780
Posted By Rkfm
If you want to go more organic, or are worried...

If you want to go more organic, or are worried about maintaining a supply of all those chemicals, you can always use compost tea. This allows you to build the nutrient (compost pile) locally and...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 06-20-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,798
Posted By Rkfm
Yep, those look like smaller versions of my bush...

Yep, those look like smaller versions of my bush beans.
Forum: Hydroponics 06-03-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,837
Posted By Rkfm
I haven't grown hydro outside before, but if you...

I haven't grown hydro outside before, but if you arw using hydroton as a media then I would think that you would need to flood way more often than every two hours. Especially once the weather got...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-28-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,837
Posted By Rkfm
The yellow leaves with green veins points to a...

The yellow leaves with green veins points to a micro nutrient deficiency, either Zinc, Manganese or Iron (if those are young leaves). A calcium deficiency would be tip burn and/or brown spots.

The...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-28-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,837
Posted By Rkfm
What is your pH?

What is your pH?
Forum: Hydroponics 05-25-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,641
Posted By Rkfm
Sorry, meant the peppers of course. :)

Sorry, meant the peppers of course. :)
Forum: Hydroponics 05-25-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,251
Posted By Rkfm
If I remember correctly Emily's Garden is...

If I remember correctly Emily's Garden is basically a DWC system. I had the same questions when I first started with a DWC system, do you want the starter cube touching the water or not?
I found...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-25-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,272
Posted By Rkfm
At average strength probably 220 gallons. Of...

At average strength probably 220 gallons. Of course, that for my lettuce. With my fruiting plants I'll switch to MaxiBloom (same price) when they start to flower.
But I'll say this to the OP, you...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-24-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,272
Posted By Rkfm
I use General Hydro Maxigrow. It's cheap (I think...

I use General Hydro Maxigrow. It's cheap (I think I got my 2lb bag for $15). At the rate I'm using it (5gal res for 18 plants in an nft system) it'll last me probably almost a year, if not more.
Forum: Hydroponics 05-18-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,641
Posted By Rkfm
Hmmm, you seem to have great environmental...

Hmmm, you seem to have great environmental conditions. The early nute burn could be responsible for the slow growth of the tomato plant, what is the maturity date for the tomato variety?

The...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 05-07-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,770
Posted By Rkfm
Actually, it's hard to tell from the angle but...

Actually, it's hard to tell from the angle but that container is about 7" deep. So it's more than deep enough for radishes.
I'm more concerned that they are too close together. I thought we were...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 05-06-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,770
Posted By Rkfm
The radishes should be ready to harvest in a week...

The radishes should be ready to harvest in a week or so, but they sprouted very well in the coco coir. I've been using a 1/4 to 1/2 strength solution and they seem to be thriving. They grew a little...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 04-30-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,770
Posted By Rkfm
Those radishes look great, that's encouraging...

Those radishes look great, that's encouraging since I just started some radishes myself in coco coir (started the seeds directly in the coir). I'm finding that coir is a great medium. It holds water...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 04-09-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,107
Posted By Rkfm
OK, I'll give it a try. I'm beginning to think...

OK, I'll give it a try. I'm beginning to think that coir is a great medium.
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 04-09-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,107
Posted By Rkfm
Starting seeds in coir

Usually I do the usual germinate seed between wet paper towels, then add to a rockwool cube once the tap root appears.

I want to try coir out and was wondering if I could just plant the seed in...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-20-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,169
Posted By Rkfm
I'm glad it worked out. Looks like it was on oxy...

I'm glad it worked out. Looks like it was on oxy problem. Good lesson for all of us.
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 03-07-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,967
Posted By Rkfm
Capt, your set up looks very well made and...

Capt, your set up looks very well made and efficient. However, you are going to be needing ALOT more light that a CFL can provide. Especially if you are going to grow cherry tomatoes and cucumbers.
...
Forum: Hydroponics 02-16-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,456
Posted By Rkfm
I haven't grown strawberries, but what stands out...

I haven't grown strawberries, but what stands out to me from your post is your water level. The roots might not be getting enogh oxygen.
In a DWC you want the roots to hang down into the water,...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 02-06-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,351
Posted By Rkfm
150W HPS for Tomato Plant

My local hydro store has a sale on Sun System 150W HPS lamps ($30) and I was thinking of getting 4. If I arranged them in a square pattern, would that be enough light for a 3 foot tall determinate...
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