Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Growing Edge Arrived ...

I got my copy of The Growing Edge Vol. 20 No. 2 November/December 2008 just yesterday and it has a nice article by me in it about getting started in hydroponics. Simple systems allow a person to get started in hydroponics pretty easily. It doesn't get any easier than a wick system or a float system. Pick up an issue and take a look. There are even a couple of pages from my notebooks.

5 comments:

tomalex said...

Ray,

I like your articles and appreciate you coming back to Growing Edge as a writer. I think Growing Edge readers relate to your hydroponic experiences as something they could actually do themselves. I look forward to future articles.

Tom Alexander

jseaman said...

Some nice stuff here in your blog. This is the first time I've run across it. Keep up the good work!

Jim
Raleigh, NC

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

I may have to learn about hydroponics and give it a try. We could plant some stuff in our pool area which wouldn't keep out the bunnies but would be deer proof (I think).

Crow Calling Woman said...

Hey there! I found your blog via this edition of the Growing Edge. You have inspired me to try the wick system, although I am kinda perplexed about it. Without an air pump, won't the water become stagnant? When the roots eventually grow down into the water, won't they drown? Everything I have read is the opposite of this, so hopefully you can understand my "Noobieness" to it. LOL I'm still a noob in hydro-gardening, but much like yourself, I want to try every system & evaluate it's performance for myself. My only limitation is that I live in small apartment with not much space leftover for containers of plants & water. So hopefully come spring I will be able to try some ideas outside. Speaking of outside...have you ever had any critter invasion problems? Problems with wildlife trying to get into the water supply for a drink? I live next to a woods & this was an issue last year when we attempted to build a patio pond with a half whiskey barrel. All the coons in the hood made it their own private swimming pool, so we had to scrap that idea. So naturally I am concerned about trying hydro-gardening outdoors. Any thoughts on that?

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