Hydroponics Online Home Home Store Blog Forums FAQs Lesson Plans Pictures

Go Back   Hydroponics Forums Discussions > Hydroponics Discussion Forums > Your Hydroponics Setup

My third system


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 08-08-2011, 09:55 PM
fintuckyfarms fintuckyfarms is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast Washington State - Right on the line of growing zones 6b & 7a
Posts: 347
Default

Picked my first zuchinni today!!! They are really starting to produce, was going to have stir fry, but I got called into work Cantalope are also really starting to produce, probably have about a dozen right now that appear to have pollinated correctly and are growing. I see several more, just waiting for the flowers to open. So far my favorite system.....

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 001.jpg
Views:	309
Size:	96.3 KB
ID:	1449   Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 009.jpg
Views:	319
Size:	91.5 KB
ID:	1450   Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 008.jpg
Views:	268
Size:	97.5 KB
ID:	1451   Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 011.jpg
Views:	312
Size:	93.6 KB
ID:	1452   Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 010.jpg
Views:	281
Size:	98.2 KB
ID:	1453  


Last edited by fintuckyfarms; 08-08-2011 at 09:59 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 08-09-2011, 04:21 AM
jamromhem jamromhem is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 143
Default

Those look awesome. Too bad I am not a fan of them lol I actually have a small list of vegetables I will eat lol. but i will eat them like candy so it makes up for it lol

The system really seems to be working well. I hope you don't run into the same problems like you did with the roots on the other. I am not sure abou the root systems of the plants and how big they get, but the plants are looking very impressive.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 08-09-2011, 04:42 AM
fintuckyfarms fintuckyfarms is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast Washington State - Right on the line of growing zones 6b & 7a
Posts: 347
Default

[QUOTE=jamromhem;7822] I actually have a small list of vegetables I will eat lol.

I only like a few also, but I am going to try them all. I mostly like my veggies stir fried with some chicken. We use the chow mein packet from the grocery store and add all sorts of veggies like my zuchinni.

I hope you don't run into the same problems like you did with the roots on the other.

I don't think I will because they have so much more room and there is already an overflow built into each barrel. I only have 4 plants in each 1/2 barrel and the roots really have no restrictions because the drain is covered from the roots with drain field pipe and it runs the whole length of the barrel. In the other system there are 7 or 8 tomato plants and 3 sugar pea plants in a 10 foot section of 4" pipe.

Last edited by fintuckyfarms; 08-11-2011 at 04:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 08-12-2011, 10:35 AM
fintuckyfarms fintuckyfarms is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast Washington State - Right on the line of growing zones 6b & 7a
Posts: 347
Default Dew

A dewy kind of morning
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 012.jpg
Views:	263
Size:	92.7 KB
ID:	1490   Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 008.jpg
Views:	318
Size:	91.9 KB
ID:	1491   Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 003.jpg
Views:	263
Size:	91.3 KB
ID:	1492   Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 005.jpg
Views:	272
Size:	96.3 KB
ID:	1493   Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 002.jpg
Views:	262
Size:	96.3 KB
ID:	1494  

Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 08-13-2011, 07:09 PM
fintuckyfarms fintuckyfarms is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast Washington State - Right on the line of growing zones 6b & 7a
Posts: 347
Default

This is so my favorite system, almost no maintenance on it except for pollinating and picking the veggies and fruit. I think my 1st cantalope is almost ready to pick, maybe another week as it is starting to change from green to the yellow tan color. I have been thinking non-stop on how to imporve this system for my needs and I think I am going to turn the barrels end to end next time for better access and run them the whole lengh of the green house in rows. I am short and do not have much reach so I think that will work better for me. I think one row for each nute similur plant so each row will have a nute tank specifically formulated for those plants. I still plan on doing lettuce vertically in the pipes and I want to try herbs, stawberries, corn and some root plants like onions and potatos (crazy since I can throw a rock and hit potato fields) but I want to try them.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 08-13-2011, 08:29 PM
jamromhem jamromhem is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 143
Default

There is nothing wrong with growing what is available near by. If nothing else it is a learning experience to let you know how it should you need to do it later.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 08-16-2011, 12:14 AM
fintuckyfarms fintuckyfarms is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast Washington State - Right on the line of growing zones 6b & 7a
Posts: 347
Default

Just counted 18 cantalope growing and pollinated another 6 today. Picked 2 more zuchinni's and I think I'm gonna try and make some zuchinni muffins.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 08-16-2011, 12:47 AM
GpsFrontier GpsFrontier is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lake Havasu AZ.
Posts: 1,831
Default

I guess you'll be looking up some melon recipes, I've been meaning to try and make a melon sherbet myself.
__________________
Website Owner
Home Hydroponic Systems
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 08-16-2011, 05:31 AM
fintuckyfarms fintuckyfarms is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast Washington State - Right on the line of growing zones 6b & 7a
Posts: 347
Default

It's kinda funny, but I'm alergic to melons but my son loves them and I have a huge family that eats it almost daily. My niece and nefew must think it is candy because they will eat melon before a sweet treat. They are 5 and 2 and will eat a whole canalope a day.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 08-16-2011, 10:44 PM
fintuckyfarms fintuckyfarms is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast Washington State - Right on the line of growing zones 6b & 7a
Posts: 347
Default

Made a zuchinni cake with cream cheese frosting..... YUMO! Gonna try zuchinni muffins tomorrow
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 08-30-2011, 01:05 AM
fintuckyfarms fintuckyfarms is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast Washington State - Right on the line of growing zones 6b & 7a
Posts: 347
Default

It's been a couple of weeks since I last updated. It's been really hot here this last week and I was away at fair so they had minimal care in the really hot weather. The plants are showing some shock but especially the zuchinni as they were sitting in water all week due to a root clog in the drain. It' cleared now, but the leaves turned pale and there are white spots on the main branch? coming out of the net pot. Added some bleech to kill whatever that is and they seem to be doing better. The cantalope are still growing like crazy. I haven't pollinated anymore in the last week and I can see the little dead ones that I missed. There are at least 20 that are golfball sized or larger. The very first one looks about ready to pick, just waiting for it to soften a bit on the bottom end then I will pick it.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 015.jpg
Views:	276
Size:	99.5 KB
ID:	1600   Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 013.jpg
Views:	317
Size:	102.2 KB
ID:	1601   Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 017.jpg
Views:	274
Size:	98.7 KB
ID:	1602   Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 019.jpg
Views:	276
Size:	90.0 KB
ID:	1603   Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 021.jpg
Views:	241
Size:	89.9 KB
ID:	1604  

Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 010.jpg
Views:	237
Size:	98.2 KB
ID:	1605  
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 08-30-2011, 03:13 PM
Stan Stan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 109
Default

That cantalope on the bottom in the first pic is looking real sweeeeeeeet!!! I have to try growing them next year.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 09-06-2011, 12:22 PM
crad crad is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 68
Default

next year I am going to setup something outside just to try it and see if it will grow in 90 to 100 day growing cycle.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 09-06-2011, 08:01 PM
fintuckyfarms fintuckyfarms is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast Washington State - Right on the line of growing zones 6b & 7a
Posts: 347
Default

Good luck! I've had a lot of fun with these first systems and I have learned soooo much.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 09-07-2011, 08:21 PM
fintuckyfarms fintuckyfarms is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast Washington State - Right on the line of growing zones 6b & 7a
Posts: 347
Default

So I pulled the zuchinni today, it was nasty. The cantalope are still doing good and I picked the first one today. Others are getting close, so we will see if they make it.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 09-10-2011, 06:02 PM
fintuckyfarms fintuckyfarms is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast Washington State - Right on the line of growing zones 6b & 7a
Posts: 347
Default

Cantalope are still growing strong, but it's time to start winding down and cleaning up.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 006.jpg
Views:	283
Size:	100.4 KB
ID:	1660   Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 005.jpg
Views:	331
Size:	100.4 KB
ID:	1661   Click image for larger version

Name:	hydroponics 007.jpg
Views:	295
Size:	101.0 KB
ID:	1662  
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 09-10-2011, 07:21 PM
GoodGilligan GoodGilligan is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Southeast Florida
Posts: 23
Default

I would love to develop a garden as nice as this one day. It is unfortunate that it is so hot down here in south Florida. I think that when I move my garden outside I am going to need an airconditioned greenhouse.

Great job fintuckyfarms!!

GoodGilligan

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.