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Forum: Hydroponics 01-31-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Alberta_grower
Remember, for lettuce, they only use 1-2 gal of...

Remember, for lettuce, they only use 1-2 gal of nutrients over their lifespan, per plant. Instead of buckets, look for under bed storage totes. They can be found at Wal-mart, Lowes, Home Depot. If...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-31-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,660
Posted By Alberta_grower
Don't get discouraged. All the information you...

Don't get discouraged. All the information you need is right here:
http://www.almanac.com/plant/lettuce
and here
http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

When you're on the farmer's almanac...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-30-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,660
Posted By Alberta_grower
If you're going to grow lettuce, the most...

If you're going to grow lettuce, the most economical methods are Deep Water Culture, or NFT. Aeroponics works great too, and I'll explain how to build such a system too.

DWC is really nice because...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-28-2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,660
Posted By Alberta_grower
In my opinion, it's not the best aeroponic...

In my opinion, it's not the best aeroponic system. The idea behind aeroponics, is for the roots to hang in the air completely. In a few short days or a week at most, those roots will be on the bottom...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-27-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,358
Posted By Alberta_grower
Sounds good. I figured you were doing it for...

Sounds good. I figured you were doing it for function over specific needs. For me, we get months of freezing temperatures where berries won't grow. I'm looking to do something similar. I invented a...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-20-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,615
Posted By Alberta_grower
If you had a container of water that the copper...

If you had a container of water that the copper pipe sits in inside the fridge, the cooling affect would be improved. Adjust the water height for more or less cooling.
Forum: Hydroponics 01-19-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,615
Posted By Alberta_grower
If you want to get into cooling a reservoir, the...

If you want to get into cooling a reservoir, the cheapest way is to bury the container in the ground or at least partly. If you're looking to cool a outdoor reservoir outside, you simply need to coat...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-19-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,358
Posted By Alberta_grower
GPSFrontier, is there a reason you want to...

GPSFrontier, is there a reason you want to overwinter for 4 months? Is that a specific length of time for a reason. My thinking would be that when a plant like a strawberry goes dormant, there must...
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