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Comments On - The No-Soil Solution


I'd like to try this on a home scale version.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 1/6/2014 7:09:40 PM
Interesting
a', Houston, TX
Posted: 7/23/2013 6:40:37 AM
Wow, this is perfect timing! I was just about to go looking for a dirt free solution for growing leaf lettuce. Should would cut down on the cleaning time.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 3/17/2013 12:30:49 AM
Organically grown vegetables and fruits may be grown 'hydroponically' if the fertilizer is animal based as in fish emulsion. By adding a fish tank to the water circulated through the system a symbiotic relation between the fish and plants occurs with the fish providing nitrate rich water and the plants filtering and providing clean water for them to grow. Aquaponics is a self contained growing system that benefits both the fish and the plants.
Bill, Lithia, FL
Posted: 7/10/2012 4:54:13 PM
Potatoes can easily be grown Hydroponically with Vermiculite bed and a tuned in EBB and Flow system. Once you tune the time required for the pumps to run set your timers and just keep an eye on PH levels.

Also making your own "Tea" for nutrients is really easy and make cost of systems go down. I found EBB and Flow to be the most cost effective system out there (this does not include lighting cost as I garden outside).
Lee, San Diego, CA
Posted: 6/19/2012 2:55:11 PM
A bit unusual concept yet something to be considered
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 3/29/2012 9:16:16 AM
Let me know how it works out Cheryl. Hope it does some good!
Chuck, Reno, NV
Posted: 12/2/2011 3:40:15 AM
Thanks Chuck, I will be doing that today.
Cheryl, Ocklawaha, FL
Posted: 11/28/2011 9:32:01 AM
@Cheryl, do some reading on permaculture, and research the plants used for keeping bugs away. I suggest planting some plants that are a repellent toward the type of bugs you are having problems with. I don't know of any insecticides that are fish safe.
Chuck, Reno, NV
Posted: 11/27/2011 1:06:20 AM
I am new to the Hydro and Aquaponics. I am afraid of most insecticides. None I can find say this is Fish Safe. I have 3 4x8 water beds and 1 4x8 Hydrotan(?) bed. A 1200 gallon fish tank with some healthy goldfish. In the begining my fish were dying so I kept putting in goldfish. I havent lost a fish now in 5 months. When I can afford Tilapia I am getting them, Anyone know of a bug killer that my fish will be safe with? Thank You.
Cheryl, Ocklawaha, FL
Posted: 11/26/2011 10:31:27 AM
I've used compost tea instead of store bought hydroponic fertilizers and it did great for my tomatoes and melons. I strained the tea through a flour sack towel, so it wouldn't clog my pump.
Chuck, Reno, NV
Posted: 11/22/2011 3:18:00 AM
One of the most overlooked nutrient sources for hydroponic gardening is human urine. It's sterile (when first obtained), full of the minerals and nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, and plants just love it in a dilute formula. Mixing it with water makes a great natural and free fertilizer for any growing project, dirt garden or hydro garden.

Aquaponics is a great hybrid that replaces the chemical nutrient component with fish waste. It recreates or simulates the natural cycles of plant and animal symbiosis. And it's organic.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 11/9/2011 3:02:57 PM
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