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Forum: Hydroponics 02-13-2009, 06:31 AM
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Views: 3,865
Posted By Jim
the materials harmful to children?

I am new to hydroponic gardening and I have small children. Are any of the materials harmful to children? Do I need to be careful about keeping them away from my garden (other than for the obvious...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 02-13-2009, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,516
Posted By Jim
any reason why plants cant grow to maturity in the aeroponic garden

Ron Have built your aeroponic system and it is great. Is there any reason why plants cant grow to maturity and fruit (cuke roots are over a foot long and have reached the water in the resevoir)....
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 02-13-2009, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,422
Posted By Jim
my leaves are getting yellow spots

i have six plants in 4" pots all in about 1-1.5 inches of water/nutrient solution. I started with miracle grow and my leaves are getting yellow spots and is in a 5-1 lava rock/ vermiculite planting...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 02-13-2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,733
Posted By Jim
what is the timing on the aeroponic pump

Ron, Neat aeroponic set up.I want to try it.Two questions :where did you get the baskets and what is the timing on the pump.Thanks for all the great. Jim in Durham
Forum: Hydroponics 02-13-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,850
Posted By Jim
what pump im using

I love this site. let me tell you what pump im using. I have a single plant aqua-farm. but im using a a small pond pump from wally world. I have it run 24/7. I have a cherry tomato in it. I have seen...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 02-06-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,579
Posted By Jim
3-liter bottle cap

Building the second 11-bottle system even though I'm still waiting to order the grow-rocks. I took a 3-liter bottle cap to the hardware store & it will fit tightly inside of 1 1/2" Sch. 40 PVC pipe....
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 02-03-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,709
Posted By Jim
cheap way to determine the PPM

Short of spending a lot of money on a garden method I have never tried before, is there a quick or cheap way to determine the PPM or TDS of the nutrient solution? Fortunately I have an old pH meter...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 02-02-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,553
Posted By Jim
I want to grow large plants

I want to grow large plants (2-3 feet tall indica) using net pots filled with grow rocks, set into a PVC grow tube. I am either going to use a deep flow technique (ebb and flow inside a tube) or...
Forum: Hydroponics 02-02-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,650
Posted By Jim
to crazy weather

Ron, I am planning to start with hydro this coming spring because I lost everything last year due to crazy weather. My location is CA high desert, 2350' short springs and falls, long very hot...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 02-02-2009, 04:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,337
Posted By Jim
flooding every 4 hours

Ron, I just recently finished building your 11 plant system.. I am using gro rocks.. I put 3 week old "tomato" plants in the system. And they wilted... I tried with plain ph adjusted tap water and a...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 01-31-2009, 11:26 PM
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Views: 3,781
Posted By Jim
starting on a tight budget

Ron, Just signed on tonite . A comment about starting on a tight budget. I bought plastic shoe boxes w/tops @ Savon Drug store for a $1.00 a piece. Very carefully Drilled holes in the ends w/ 5/8"...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 01-31-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,069
Posted By Jim
What size pump for hydroponics

Ron, How does the solution get to the plants? What size pump would you recommend,
Thanks, Jim
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 01-31-2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,478
Posted By Jim
pump going continuously

Ron,

I read in a couple of posts your recommendation to just leave the drip emitters on constantly.
Currently I have them on for about 30 minutes every 90 minutes or so. Would they be better off...
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