February 21, 2020 at 2:52 pm #26328
February 22, 2020 at 9:34 am #26335Osito ArelanoParticipant
Check out MI Gardner’s YouTube on hydroponics. Some gorgeous leafy greens grown indoors in what look like plastic totes. I haven’t tried that one yet, but have had success with cilantro, cherry tomato, and basil.
February 22, 2020 at 10:13 am #26336Crow BarKeymaster
I have not had a chance to try any of it out.
Was thinking of running a solar powered pump, from one of the ponds, to a container, and then flow back out into the pond.
February 22, 2020 at 5:27 pm #26340namelusParticipant
Look areoponic instead.. much more efficient
March 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm #27094WhirlibirdParticipant
Have a bunch of spuds going in buckets.
Through a lucky accident, the HS wrestling team had their annual fundraiser sale early, almost too early.
50# of organic spuds, some started to sprout so went out into the greenhouse and drug in some soil to thaw.
Ended up with 7 5 gallon buckets with 2 spuds in each.
Put up an LED light out of the greenhouse also.
I no longer have a “heater room”, its fast becoming a jungle. Should help out this year.
The 10″ of snow we got on Thursday/Friday kinda set the greenhouse back a while.
March 28, 2020 at 3:49 pm #27095corsaireParticipant
Okra does well, I planted it in a whiskey barrel.
March 28, 2020 at 5:11 pm #27096namelusParticipant
hmm the fun part drain the whisky barrel any volunteers?
Potatoes will grow in a straw pile just add water
January 21, 2021 at 10:45 pm #32124MamaLlamaParticipant
When we lived in an apartment on the second floor, I managed to grow quite a lot of flowers and herbs in juice cartons. I would lay them on their sides with the caps still on but pointing towards the bottom, so I could open them and drain excess water. Cut out the larger face on top and planting with potting soil.
I grew basil, oregano, parsley, and cilantro. Thr best part? The cartons fit in between the balcony fencing so I had a clear floor space enough for a patio table with two chairs!
I also used one of those tension rod shower shelving units for the corner to elevate some other smaller flower pots. Used the balcony railing to trellis two cantaloupe vines and also to help prop up a compact bush growing cucumber.
What I liked about the juice carton was that it would last maybe 2 seasons, 3 tops if not constantly wet. Since it held juice, should be safe enough for growing edibles, it was also very lightweight and portable, though once at the house there was no balcony railing to wedge them in.
I might go back to using them again, at least as a means to help my kids practice growing some herbs.
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