Sunday, July 29, 2012
Float systems are really cool, but tend to be limited to low growing plants. I've grown a few herbs in float systems and using the small kiddie pool I did tomatoes a couple of years ago but I didn't solve the support problem very well.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
This is a fun little video about building a kind of a wick system. It would not be difficult to transform this into a true hydroponics system by replacing the soil and the wicking material with passive medium and watering with hydroponics nutrients in the water. I'll have to try a design like this. It looks like it would likely beat the kind of wicking system I've used in the past.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Now they have little tomatoes on a lot of them, which makes them all that much more difficult to just sacrifice. See picture. Jessica found a bunch of pots and is lobbying to put them into pots. That might work but the shock from separating the plants might be a problem.
I'm currently thinking of it as an experiment in plant crowding. How's that for a rationale for screwing up? It's also an experiment in just adding nutrient to rockwool without any flow. The oxygenation doesn't seem as if it ought to be very good, but the plants don't look all that bad given the crowding and the sporadic watering.