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Hydroponic veggie gardening

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by D1, May 8, 2014.

  1. May 8, 2014
    D1

    D1 Chillin' with the herd

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    Are any of you doing any hydroponic gardening? If so what are they pros and cons? Any tips you can offer?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. May 9, 2014
    SheepGirl

    SheepGirl Master of Sheep Golden Herd Member

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    My neighbor had three commercial greenhouses he grew hydroponic tomatoes in for Safeway. Other than that, I dunno :) Sorry I couldn't be of any help.
     
  3. May 8, 2017
    eggbert420

    eggbert420 Overrun with beasties

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    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    These have always had my interest! I just don't know enough about it to go in on it.
     
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    eggbert420

    eggbert420 Overrun with beasties

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    I have been building hydroponic systems for years. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. There is lots of information on the internet also. Its very addicting.
     
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    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    That is awesome!

    What kind of climate do you have to have for them? What sort of buildings and so on? (Northern Minnesota here and not nearly a big enough garage or barn for it, I would prefer not to have it in the house due to a couple naughty cats :hide)
     
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    eggbert420

    eggbert420 Overrun with beasties

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    I live in texas. You could use a greenhouse or a basement. 65- 70º is optimum. I grow outside in all weather 35-105º all year long. Indoors is very expensive, to run the proper lighting.
     
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    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    Thanks! Maybe this would be a good summer project some day lol.
     
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    eggbert420

    eggbert420 Overrun with beasties

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    I will post some more pics this evening.
     
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    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    Thatd be great!