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pea gravel for my tomatoes

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Old 01-30-2009, 05:49 AM
Larry Larry is offline
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Default pea gravel for my tomatoes

I have used 5 gallon buckets with pea gravel for my tomatoes for a long time. Now I see what looks
like 4" to 6" PVC pipe layed out and a hole in the top. I would like to know what is in the pipe to
hold the plant roots. Is their pea gravel or?? Thanks Larry B. Placerville Ca.

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Old 01-30-2009, 05:49 AM
Ron Ron is offline
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The system you are describing might be a continuous flow NFT where the plants grow in little baskets and the roots hang in the nutrient solution. That way you don't need to use a medium. Lettuce growers use this method a lot.

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