Getting My Feet Wet With Aquaponics

Yep about a month ago I decided I wanted to give aquaponics a try. If I can do this large scale I think it will be cheaper for me over all since I will not have to buy nutrients. Ive learned my lessons though with going large scale right away. So I’m going to start […]

Self Watering Wicking Buckets

I wanted to grow even more outside the greenhouse, especially some melons. What I have read about doing melons hydroponiclly is that it isn’t very economical. They drink up quite a bit and each plant only produces a few fruits. But like I said before I’m not into lots of work. So I put together […]

Aeroponics Nutrients Trial Run

A few weeks ago I received a sample pack of nutrients from 9weeknutrients so I broke out the mini aeroponic system I built last year for a trail run. The aeroponic system is quite easy to build yourself. I built it as a step between the seed tray and the greenhouse systems. It would be […]

Elevated Wicking Bed Garden

Couple posts ago I talked about my new Wicking Bed Container Garden Where I have started growing corn. The next project was to put together a couple elevated garden beds using the wicking bed principals. I wanted these beds up high so I didn’t have to bend over much and use methods that will conserve […]

Wicking Bed Container Gardening

This year I plan on doing a little beyond hydroponics but stay in the alternative gardening. With water being a bit pricey here and California is in a drought I’ve been looking at ways to do soil gardens while conserving water as well. Hydroponics uses a fraction of the water used in a traditional soil […]

Hydroponic Reservoir Top Off System Update

Hello hydro growers 🙂 I did a post last year on the top off system I created using a 30 gal drum and a float valve. Well this year I decided it was time for some changes and an upgrade! Mainly the 30 gal drum wasn’t cutting it. I only had it connected to one […]

Hydroponic Reservoir Top Off System

When the temperature starts rising you tend to lose water in your hydroponic reservoir more quickly. This can be due to evaporation as well as your plants drinking it up. This is not limited to just warm times, you will loose water over the course of time anyway. What this means is you will checking […]