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Old 09-14-2016, 11:48 AM
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Hello I am building 6 pvc set up in my garden going have 2 pipes strawberrys 2 pipes raspberry and 2 pipes blueberrys these are reli long pips and deep any tips or any information will help thank u

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Old 09-14-2016, 02:14 PM
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What diameter pipe? 20 ft long? that is a 120ft long system.. I have a 20ft long system I just developed

nutrient Film Technique? NFT? or ebb and flow? I used Ebb and flow in 4" sewer pipe system?

Can you share any links that inspired you? I need a better idea of what you want to do.

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Old 09-14-2016, 03:04 PM
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110mm Terracota Drain Pipe Length 4000mm
Going to have a water dripper pipe in the end off evry pipe thn little pipe in the end off evry pipe for water run off into a water tube all the pipes going to be flat with holes on top for net pots
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:57 AM
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What diameter pipe? 20 ft long? that is a 120ft long system.. I have a 20ft long system I just developed

nutrient Film Technique? NFT? or ebb and flow? I used Ebb and flow in 4" sewer pipe system?

Can you share any links that inspired you? I need a better idea of what you want to do.

Good Luck

110mm Terracota Drain Pipe Length 4000mm
Going to have a water dripper pipe in the end off evry pipe thn little pipe in the end off evry pipe for water run off into a water tube all the pipes going to be flat with holes on top for net pots
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:18 AM
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Hello Tommy2525,
The reason I asked is because both are long term plants and a NFT system isn't a good choice for long term plants. Not only are they long term plants, but they need to overwinter to be fruitful. I don't know what your plan is for over wintering them in a NFT system. Not only will be overwintering an issue, but the root mass will get big and clog a 4 inch tube quickly. I would grow them in an entirely different type of system. A drip system designed as a modeler system so the plants can be stored for the winter and the root systems be controlled and transplanted without much damage as they get bigger year after year.
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:37 AM
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Hello Tommy2525,
The reason I asked is because both are long term plants and a NFT system isn't a good choice for long term plants. Not only are they long term plants, but they need to overwinter to be fruitful. I don't know what your plan is for over wintering them in a NFT system. Not only will be overwintering an issue, but the root mass will get big and clog a 4 inch tube quickly. I would grow them in an entirely different type of system. A drip system designed as a modeler system so the plants can be stored for the winter and the root systems be controlled and transplanted without much damage as they get bigger year after year.
Or ok would they die in the system over winter cud I put a water heater in system over winter or would a flood and drain be better thank u
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:56 PM
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Hello Tommy2525,
Overwintering is a period when the plants go dormant. You prune back the bush/spent branches in preparation for winter and going dormant. The plant doesn't need to be watered while it's dormant since it's not growing. But the roots need to be protected from freezing temperatures (below 32 F) and drying out to much while it's dormant.

As I mentioned I would grow them in a drip system so the roots are encased within a growing media like coco coir/chips, so they can be protected while their stored and overwintered. Also when the root systems get bigger they can be transplanted into larger containers each year without much root damage. Like from a 3 gallon bucket to 5-7 gallon buckets, and then to 10 gallon buckets.

I plan to grow raspberries, blackberries, and boysenberry's here in Arizona year round exactly that way in a greenhouse year round. Rotating the plants into a underground refrigerator to overwinter them so I can have year round production. There will be 3 sets of plants getting rotated every 4 months. Each set of plants will be rotated into the refrigerator where they will spend 4 months overwintering, then brought back into the greenhouse where they will spend the next 8 months growing.

One set of plants will be newly out of the refrigerator and starting to grow, the second set will be in full production with berry's to pick, while the third set will be in the refrigerator overwintering. At the end of the 4 months the set of plants that were in full production will be pruned back and rotated into the refrigerator for overwintering. At the same time the ones that have been in the refrigerator for the past 4 months will be brought out to start growing again. And the ones that were brought out 4 months earlier will be ready to start harvesting berry's from. This rotation will allow for a constant year round production of fresh berry's.
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:44 PM
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Hello Tommy2525,
Have you ever grown raspberries and blueberry's before?
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:54 AM
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Hello Tommy2525,
Have you ever grown raspberries and blueberry's before?
I have been growing raspberrys but this is the first time I'm growing hydroponics have u got any tips on what I need to do
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