Hydroponics plus

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Shadowgirlau
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Hydroponics plus

Postby Shadowgirlau » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:39 am

Okay, although we have had some rain recently and July over here in the West has started promisingly I am not sure we will actually fill our main tank let alone spill over enough into the other tank for the garden this year. We will need some really heavy prolonged down pours to see this happen I should think?

As a result I have been giving a lot of thought to the summer garden. I had intended to irrigate the veggie garden over winter and so far we are half way through winter and I still have not do so. While I have been doing other things I have lately given a lot of thought to putting together a small hydroponic unit for a select summer crop. My son has left all his hydroponic gear here and so I thought I may as well make use of it. First though I need to get DH organized to rebuild my shed and the carport so I can put a shade house along the back of this and put the hydroponic set up unit in this.

Never ending stuff here,

Kathleen
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Re: Hydroponics plus

Postby minnie » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:13 pm

Hi Kathleen,

Echo this:
Never ending stuff here,


If you put the hydroponics together and get it going can you take photos? I'm interested to know if it's worth it??

There's the people that include fish for eating in their setup but that's a lot more expense etc... if you have the gear, and a son who knows how, you're more than half way there.

:D
Vicki

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Re: Hydroponics plus

Postby Shadowgirlau » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:47 pm

Vicki I am really wanting to start up an aquaponics outfit but I think I need to start small with just the aquaponics part of the equation first so that I get a feel for it.

Am lucky in that I have a good sized unit due to my son being interested in it a few years ago. Icould be waiting for awhile before he gets down here to help me out so in the meantime I think I will do something simple like Josh Byrne showed us a couple of weeks ago on gardening australia. Looked very simple and we already have most of what he showed us. I will go and see if I can find the link for it (we recorded it so I have it on the DVD myself.

Kathleen
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
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Re: Hydroponics plus

Postby Shadowgirlau » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:48 pm

Okay I hope this goes through as I found the episode for you. The episode you are looking for is called simple hydroponics on the 2/7/2011

Kathleen


http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/video/
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Re: Hydroponics plus

Postby minnie » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:01 am

Hi Kathleen,

I'll see how I go viewing it, although they keep saying satellite is broadband it's more fraudband... if you get my drift. ;)

Vicki


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