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Building A Floating Hydroponic Garden

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Works great, have used a drip system for tomatoes with good results, there are lots of sites with great information, I'll see about getting some posted if you would like.

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Could you post the sites please? And have you actually tried this type of garden?

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Yes I have tryed this and it works very well, I raised tomatoes 2 years in a row, last year I didn't as life got in the way, hope to finish the greenhouse and go at it hard this coming summer and fall.

 

below is a short list of sites, the top 2 will give a good back round for understanding.

 

http://edurink10.tripod.com/hydroideashobbyist/

 

http://www.hydroponics.net/learn/hydroponi...r_beginners.asp

 

http://hotpepperclub.homestead.com/

 

http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/envirohort/426-...426-084.html#L1

 

http://www.hydroponics.com/info/

 

http://www.hydroponics.net/learn/

 

http://www.kidsgardening.com/HYDROPONICSGU...ro1-1-intro.asp

 

It's fun and doesn't cost a whole lot to get started, rought guess you could build a small system for $15 to $30, basic needs are a pump, some hose and containers, the containers can be "found" buckets.

 

Nice thing is it can be set up inside during the winter.

 

If you want to try it have fun.

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sorry I goofed it should have been the 1st and last links instead of the first 2.

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Originally Posted By: Oldpine
sorry I goofed it should have been the 1st and last links instead of the first 2.


Oldpine!!
It's so good to see you!

Yes, post as many as you can. Is there any chance we can get you to post pics of your garden babies??? (Hint hint hint hint!)

Can I ask what was your worst trouble?

What you found easiest?

Anything NOT like hydroland?

prettyplease

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These are from 2 years ago, still have the same system and will be using it next year.

 

The biggest problem I’ve had has been SQUIRRELS and CHIPMUNKS, who decided that when they started to turn that they were ready, which cut in to the harvest.

 

Tomatoes1.jpg

 

tomatoes3.jpg

 

tomatoes2.jpg

 

tomatoes2.jpg

 

I’ll try to show how to make the buckets that I used and a quick and dirty float bed, “small size”.

 

Also this is the first hydroponics site I went to. http://www.simplyhydro.com

 

 

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Wow, that's amazing!I am so impressed!

Those pictures are beautiful. Thank you so much.

 

 

Can you give me a time table on how long it took to get it to a manageable point. Sorry for the 101 questions.

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Those plants look wonderful, Oldpine! I've raised tomatoes in buckets for a couple years now, my plants never look that nice.

 

I'm interested in how you prepare the buckets. smile

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I'll try to get this out as soon as I can, thought I'd have it done by now but I keep tripping over life.

 

Will try to get this to you all by the New Year, honest.

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