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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have never grown anything in my life. So, here goes my new adventure. I figured I'd start out the plants like this guy does in this video. Then transfer them to a hydroponic system like this. He mentions chemicals and ph balance??? I was just going to put miracle grow in the water...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I've been doing various sorts of hydro now for many years. I enjoy gardening, but keeping pests out of the garden (kids, squirrels, mice, rabbits, deer, bugs etc.) in urban areas is often a pain. And my luck with cold frames has been, well, poor. So regular extended-season gardening hasn't gone...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I'm toying with the idea of trying it small scale,....like maybe a small ag container,....500 gallons,....... thinking Talapia and catfish for here in louisiana ......uncertain about the vegetation,... any experience in here?
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Aquaponics is a sustainable method of growing food using fish waste as fertilizer in hydroponic grow beds. Food and other plants are grown in water, without soil, usually using a hydroponic grow media such as hydroton or lava rock (or a combination). The fish waste provides nutrients for the...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    aquaponics/hydroponics i downloaded a pdf file today on aquaponics called barrelponics. it was on how to set up a fish tank and vegetable plant system that will self sustain. read the entire file. it did a great job of explaining the system and how it works. however it missed a few details...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Does anyone here grow hydro's? I'm trying to get some information on it... This is a conversation I'm having elsewhere (names removed) # Ma - Hydroponics do not grow in soil. They never touch it at all. Botulism is in soil and absorbed by the plants. If hydroponics aren't in the soil can they...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    ok im not sure where to post this but today i was cleaning the spare room and relized it was quite warm and there was a bit of light in there now that got me thinking that if you invested in a couple of these system pre shtf then learnt to run them if you ever needed it you could run your...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    You have to keep all manner of pests out of a garden if it is to be successful. One must avail himself of the best tools at his disposal if one is to effect a happy and fruitful harvest. Hoe. No, not that kind, the kind used to chop weeds. Sprayer to apply chemicals to control both weeds and...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquaponics An interesting article I came across...I've done quite a bit of research on it and it definitely seems to have a lot of potential...anyone have any experience with this? And when I say experience, I mean that preferably you have tried it yourself, but I...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Living in the northern climate zone we have a limited growing season, so I am wondering if we shouldn't be looking into extending the season by growing hydroponically or aeroponically in a greenhouse, supposedly you get greater yields because your plant denisty can be increased dramatically...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have been getting into gardening but live in area where I cant do it outside (rental). So I decided to teach myself about it as an indoor hobby. I even built a bubble bucket, wich turned into a very nice live well when I decided it was too much. This year I am planning on starting a new plot...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Aquaponics is the way to go for a renewable food supple in prep of WTSHTF combining aquaculture and hydroponics. Any thoughts -Brodie-
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I found a link to a video about hydroponic gardening that does not involve regulated substances, While a bit long, I thought it was put together pretty well. There is also a video on line concerning aquaponics (raising fish for food) http://vimeo.com/15709304 http://vimeo.com/17492855 These...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Ok so I am going to try my hand at Aquaponics. I'm trying to do this as a self renewable system. So I can save the seeds from the grown plants and re-use them. I can also have a seperate tank for breeding more fish. So now I have to figure out a few other things 1. Food for the fish. how do I...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have been planning my winter garden for several months now. I thought I would share the info and resources I have come across so far. Here is a list of books that I have found useful: Solar Gardening: Growing Vegetables Year-Round the American Intensive Way This book has some good info but...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I want to build me a "flowing" hydroponics garden to start off and learn like this one . Pretty sure I can build one from some reading ive done. Id just like to know a few more things. Like.. Self sufficiency? In the event you cannot grow outdoors. How do you sprout seeds from a hydroponics...
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Does anyone have any experience with indoor gardening? I am growing my first garden this year and am really enjoying it. I wish I could have made it larger, but because of the dogs, yard size, heavy shade, etc I was limited on space. I am going to add a few more tomatoes in 5gal buckets...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been looking at the areo garden units for basic growing of cherry tamatos and salad growing in the shelter as a way of haveing some fresh foods here and there in the winter time .... So i was wondering what do you think of them as a small indoor garden set up for basic use in the kitchen...
  19. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Something that I've had floating around the back of my head for a while now... We have lots of woods around my house here in Maine. Lots of wildlife (Deer, moose, bear, fox, coyote, quail, pheasant, partridge, racoon, rabbit, porcupine, squirrel, turkey, owls, hawks, song birds, etc.... even...
  20. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Another post in another section got me looking into hydroponics. I have limited resources when it comes to electricity and am not willing to put any more of a load onto my system. Is there a useful, meaning something that actually produces enough food to keep you going, hydroponics set up that...
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