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Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 05-07-2012, 01:19 AM
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Posted By hammerpamf
Hammerpamf's 2012 Grow Log - Dedicated to my Newborn Daughter

Hello everybody -

I am planning on leaving this forum due to other time commitments.
Forum: Hydroponics 05-02-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,188
Posted By hammerpamf
Virtual Ghost of Arrion Hornsby

Hello everybody -

I have decided to leave this forum due to other time commitments.
Forum: Hydroponics 05-02-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,816
Posted By hammerpamf
Contest: 2012 tomato showdown

Hello everybody -

I have decided to leave this forum due to other time commitments.
Forum: Hydroponics 05-01-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,129
Posted By hammerpamf
Like the alternative lines, considering my priest...

Like the alternative lines, considering my priest line is completely crude (and I live on the fringe of the so-called Bible Belt, which explains looks of disdain mixed with understanding). Although...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-01-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,265
Posted By hammerpamf
Got Roots?

Nice root pic GPS. I've attached a pic of the roots I got on one cycle in my recirculating deep water culture prototype system. By the way, when I type "FAD," I'm using short hand for "flood and...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-30-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,265
Posted By hammerpamf
Tube Tomatoes and Root Pruning

I mentioned on an earlier thread that I had to cull my lettuce plants much earlier than normal this year due to the extreme heat. So now I've got some free space in my 4" tubes. I've been...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-29-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,137
Posted By hammerpamf
Peer Review Problems

AH - I agree with you that peer review is a good method for scholarly progress, but it has its problems. The main problem - politics. Years ago as a doctoral candidate, I published a number of...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-29-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,536
Posted By hammerpamf
Small Displays

GPS -

For my DWC, I just bought a five gallon tote from one of the big hardware stores and added an aerator. I drilled eight sites for 2" net pots/plants and use it to display plants for sale.
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Forum: Hydroponics 04-29-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,129
Posted By hammerpamf
GPS, I feel your pain when it comes to the...

GPS, I feel your pain when it comes to the pot-hydroponics misconception held by much of the public. Now I don't care what people do in their own private time and what plants they grow, but I don't...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 04-29-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,766
Posted By hammerpamf
Interview with Bob Sanderson, International Sprout Growers Assoc.

I found the brief article/interview on NPR:

Sprouts Growers Say They Need FDA To Set New Safety Rules : The Salt : NPR...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-28-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,129
Posted By hammerpamf
Competitive Gardening - Go Big or Go Home!

Last year I read a book called Backyard Giants by Susan Warren, in which she chronicles the efforts of competitive pumpkin growers over the course of a season. This book I found interesting because...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 04-28-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,657
Posted By hammerpamf
Aero Manifold Update?

Hey txice,

It's been awhile since this thread was active, but I was wondering if you are still using this aeroponic manifold?

I noticed the way you capped the legs that rested on the base of...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-28-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,536
Posted By hammerpamf
Farmer's Market/Stand Displays

When selling at farmer's markets, I like to bring along a couple hydro systems to provide customers with the opportunity to see how the food is/can be grown - generally I do this with one or two...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 04-27-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,879
Posted By hammerpamf
Well if nothing else is wrong with the plant,...

Well if nothing else is wrong with the plant, that pretty much rules out tomato leaf curl virus. Is this plant the same cultivar as the other two?

The problem with tomato leaf curl is that once...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 04-27-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,766
Posted By hammerpamf
I agree with GPS about sulfur and copper sprays...

I agree with GPS about sulfur and copper sprays being excellent for deterring pathogens on foliage; I primarily use sulfur because it is also linked to enhanced flavor in a variety of crops.
...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 04-26-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,766
Posted By hammerpamf
Yeah, I'm not too sure I would be spraying worm...

Yeah, I'm not too sure I would be spraying worm castings, or really any kind of compost tea, onto plant foliage - breeding ground for mold, fungus, bad guys in general. If I were going to spray...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-25-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,330
Posted By hammerpamf
Nutrient Management Poll

I'm just curious to know what the dominant nutrient management styles are of our forum members. Do you recirculate over the course of a plants lifecycle, recirculate with partial changeouts,...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-25-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,137
Posted By hammerpamf
Changing Mission of Theoretical Hydroponics Group

I was reminded today the degree to which my time is being stretched thin between the business, my soon-to-be-newborn baby, and other obligations to family and whatnot. Thus, while I am excited about...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 04-25-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,141
Posted By hammerpamf
Growstone Trial Update 1

Hello all again,

I have received a shipment from the company and I've begun setting up the different systems for the experimental trials. Today I kept plugging away at building a flood and drain...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-25-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,137
Posted By hammerpamf
Glad to Work Together

No offense taken regarding the questioning of my motives - a healthy skepticism is a great, some would say necessary, quality for good research.

I assure you that my motives are purely...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-24-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,137
Posted By hammerpamf
Muddling Through Hydroponic Contingencies

Years ago I began doing hydroponics on a limited scale, making many of the mistakes typical to hobbyists with minimal experience in such a complex undertaking. Questions soon outpaced answers and...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 04-24-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,264
Posted By hammerpamf
Veg or Bloom? How about Both

Many nutrient companies specifically tailor their nutrient formulas to a specific stage of plant development (veg, bloom, etc); this tailoring is done by manipulating the relative concentration of...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-18-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,771
Posted By hammerpamf
Good to hear you identified the algae/mold growth...

Good to hear you identified the algae/mold growth and are cleaning your system thoroughly; however, I'm still not convinced the growth (if it is algae) would cause your pH to consistently drop from...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-16-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,617
Posted By hammerpamf
pH fluctuations

It is important to remember that pH naturally fluctuates as the plants consume both water and nutrients at various rates over their lifecycles; consumption of water typically lowers the pH as...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-16-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,771
Posted By hammerpamf
Likely factors - water consumption, unstable pH buffers, nitrogen source

As GpsFrontier points out, there are a large number of possibilities to your recurrent pH fluctuations. To me, the likely culprits are:

(1) Most-likely: WATER. Depending on the number of plants...
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