Archive for July, 2011

Our Hydroponic Greenhouse – hydroponics system

Advanced Nutrients Big Bud FlowerThis video is our greenhouse. My husband built it. It grows our greens hydroponically. We have collards, Swiss chard, arugula, dandelion, watercress, lettuces, and romaine.

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Chesapeake Greenhouse

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Chesapeake Greenhouse Sudlersville, Maryland
John Maniscalco grows a delectable array of lettuces in a controlled greenhouse environment in Sudlersville, Maryland, using the most recent technologies in soil health and hydroponic growing. This system allows John to provide lettuces year-round to Whole Foods Market, get high density production, use energy more efficiently and lower water consumption.

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Urban Farming Grows Up

big bud Discovery’s Matt Danzico investigates vertical farming, an agricultural concept aimed at growing food and raising animals in skyscrapers in city centers.

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The urban farms of today

BrightFarm Systems is vying to run commercial greenhouses on New York’s rooftops. We tour their first projects, on a boat and a school

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Hydroponics Secrets, Organic Plant Nutrients

Douglas, a grower from Spokane, Washington, had been growing our types of plants for years.

He had recently switched to only eating organically grown fruits and vegetables and loved the health benefits. So he wanted to bring the same feeling into the crops he was growing.

Excited, he started with a common organic fertilizer called Earth Juice… and… in his own words it was “a nightmare”! Advanced Nutrients

Why? There were many reasons. If you’ve ever tried growing organically before, ask yourself if any of these problems sound familiar…

– It was extremely hard to mix and apply unless he watered by hand which took way too much of his valuable time…

– It smelled horrible, like raw sewage, and made Douglas and his family want to retch whenever they went near the indoor grow room in their home…

– Fungus gnats began breeding in the sludge and spread all over his plants, his house and totally disgusted him and his family…

– While he was getting a decent harvest before with a 3-part synthetic blend, his plants were now pale green, sick looking and he was left with an “overflowing toilet” type situation in his grow room!

– And worst of all, It built up like sludge around his Rockwool and became like what you’d see at a raw sewage treatment plant…

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Hydroponics, Nutrient Feeding

R.K. is a grand master grower of high profit plants from Santa Rosa, California. For over 15 years he used the same 3-part General Hydroponics Fertilizer in his 20-light grow room.

In his own words:

“You know how it is when you get used to something. You stop paying attention to whether you can do better. It’s like inertia. It’s easier to stay the same than to change, even if you could do better…

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… My yields were not all that large and sometimes I noticed that the same mix amounts of this general hydroponics stuff would create a way different pH or PPM. Once or twice I saw that I was losing an entire crop, but it was hard for me to figure out that it was the general hydroponics fertilizer, not diseases or other problems. It was hard to admit I needed to change what I was using in my hydroponics system”

But luckily, R.K. heard about a brand-new 3-part formula … and … he had a lot of clones he could afford to try a new fertilizer on.

Although he was skeptical, he decided to test this new scientist-developed formula against the fertilizer he had been using for over fifteen long years in a straight up, head-to-head, growing test.

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