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Forum: Hydroponics 11-06-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By gdgdad
A strawberry challenge for sure, and how to reckon with “runners”…

Thanks so much, everywhere I looked was pushing “bare root” plants, so that explains that. A couple of probably dumb sounding questions but…. I’ve never bought bare root plants - would I be putting...
Forum: Hydroponics 11-06-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 131
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Posted By gdgdad
Following you advice & question on strawberries

Thanks for the tips and info Stan. I’m starting the Brussel Sprout and Green pepper seeds today in rockwool cubes. Per your advice, no heating pad. I’ve seen different theories on light vs no-light...
Forum: Hydroponics 11-04-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By gdgdad
Follow up and questions

Thanks for the advice Stan. I think I’ll go with strawberries for the rail system, some of the herbs and spices I grew became enormous, overwhelming other plants. On the perlite, I had it spread out...
Forum: Hydroponics 11-03-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Winter “crop” started

Hey Stan, hope this post finds you doing well, I see it’s getting a little chilly out there so I doubt you’ve got much growing. I shut both Dutch buckets and rail systems down September 9th.,...
Forum: Hydroponics 08-21-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Touching base - hows experiment going?

Hey Stan, Hope all’s well and everyone’s healthy! Just touching base to see how the “experiment” is going with full aeroponics in buckets. It’s something I’d consider changing over to, eliminating...
Forum: Hydroponics 06-06-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Status and thoughts on Aeroponic

Stan, sorry for the delayed response. We’ve had 2 waves of visitors over the last 4 weeks! Family “escaping” their state’s “Lockdown”! I’d tried posting yesterday, but the site was down, and even as...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-24-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Updates, status and checking in…

Hey Stan, Haven’t talked in a while, hope everything’s OK in your area. I’m still going strong and have already “retired” two of the plants you sent me. So I have 3 of the large heirlooms (from seeds...
Forum: Hydroponics 02-12-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
First tomatoes!! Status, cracking issue and aeroponics

Hey Stan, hope this update finds you well. I see the weather’s still a little chilly up there. Today we picked our first tomatoes for 2020!! 5 total, the largest 32.7 oz., smallest 17.8 oz., total of...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-16-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Aeroponic rail seed start, “learning curve” and update….

I’ve received most of the seeds I ordered for the aeroponic rail system and have started the seeds in rockwool in netcups. I wrapped the “cage” in plastic wrap to create a “humidity dome”, seems to...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-06-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Greetings and update(s)

Hello Stan – first off happy New Year and I hope you had a great Christmas! I returned from my annual Michigan Christmas excursion, I was gone from Dec 17th. Until Jan 4th., and as was the case last...
Forum: Hydroponics 12-09-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Reply, plant training plan and question

Stan, thanks for the response! I’ll “up” the nutrients to 50%, per your suggestion, plus there’s a lot more flowering going on, and I’ll monitor them closely. On the plant height issue, I added wires...
Forum: Hydroponics 12-04-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Updates on greenhouse and tomatoes

Well, I think I’ve completed the green house, and just in time (see pics). We’ve already had a night go down to 39F – very unusual for this area this time of year. Luckily the greenhouse was...
Forum: Hydroponics 11-13-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Update on permanent green house

Stan, sorry took so long to respond. I had issues with a replacement timer showing up DOA, then the return exchange process, and the replacement interval timer’s “On Time” dial was WAY off – had to...
Forum: Hydroponics 11-05-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
PS - forgot to ad....

In the dutch buckets I'm running the VertiGro nutrients @ 30%, I'm almost out of those and their site lists that 2 pack as "out of stock". I may have to seek an alternative until they replenish their...
Forum: Hydroponics 11-05-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Back at it in the “permanent” greenhouse

Hello Stan, hope you’re doing OK! We haven’t talked in a while but I’ve been busy. I have my “permanent” greenhouse done except for the visqueen (which can wait a little longer), and burying a second...
Forum: Hydroponics 06-27-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By gdgdad
Seedling issues again……..

Stan, I “fired up” the cloner again but…. as in the post from October of 2018 “This is where / when I seem to have the most problems…..” . I started 6 Rockwool cubes 5/29/19 from the seeds you sent ...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-25-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,467
Posted By gdgdad
Verti Grow

I'm not using their stands either, but I do use their nutrients - they're EXCELLENT. I've actually been to their nursery, it's about an hour from where I live. They had veggies in the vertical stands...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-25-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By gdgdad
Possible problems with water...

Hey there, I'm about a year into this hydroponics stuff (see in this blog "http://www.hydroponicsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4344). So far my biggest issue as far as water goes was volume....
Forum: Hydroponics 05-13-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Ambitious endeavor update…

Stan, thanks for the great advice and tips. I placed one 360 sprayer between “pairs” of net cups, not in between each – that GREATLY reduced the number of sprayers. I’m down to 12 – 360 and 3 180...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-02-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Rail system plan and questions..

Stan, Thanks for all the great advice and tips. I can see your point about the NFT flow technique – although water height can be adjusted, it would rely on roots being the same length. That’s...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-01-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Status, updates and ambitious endeavor…

Hey Stan, hope all’s well. Tomatoes are doing great and to date we’ve picked well over 70 pounds! Canned 8 pints of Salsa, 8 pints whole tomatoes and still have people coming by and picking tomatoes!...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-11-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
TOMATOES GALORE!!! and update(s)

Stan, the Neems® seemed to do the trick on what was ever ailing the leaves and the spotted leaves I removed. They seem healthy and WOW are they producing – I’ve attached many pics. I’ve already...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-26-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Possible bug / parasite issue? and status…

Stan, Plants are MASSIVE and super thick, they require thinning and trellising regularly (good problem to have). There are MANY tomatoes – some easily a pound or more, though very few turning red as...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-07-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Still cold, tomato types and PH chemicals

Stan, temperature in my “greenhouse” went to 49 f briefly, early this morning. Little heaters simply couldn’t keep up. I’m definitely upgrading when I build the more permanent greenhouse. Plus the...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-06-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,431
Posted By gdgdad
Another “harvest”,green house worked,1 more cold night…

Stan, pulled 2 tomatoes today – nice and red with barely discernible yellow at top (see pics). I was going to wait until they were 100% red and slightly soft, but my farmer neighbor said they should...
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