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Old 02-09-2010, 08:50 AM
le0n le0n is offline
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Default Pine Shavings

Hi Guys,

Starting my first set up soon and was planning on using Coconut husks and Rice Hulls as the growing medium however I've found an outlet for some Pine shavings.

Has any one used Pine or other wood shavings as the growing medium? I think sawdust of any timber would be too fine and pack down too tight.

The reason I ask is I have a friend in Queensland who has about an acre of Strawberries under hydroponics using pine shavings. He uses a total loss system of flood and drain with the drain being used to water his lawn and flower garden. Nice strawberries, nice lawn and great looking flowers.

I know he replaces the pine shavings each year and also the plants new Strawberries.

Wondering how using this growing medium would work with Tomatoes.

Cheers Leon...



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