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Urban Grower: Medical Marijuana Heart of Gold

Went to a surprise party near Vancouver a few years ago. The surprise was this mysterious medical marijuana grower on the redwood deck outside the party house.

The guy was built like a tank but had a very friendly face. He was wearing sunglasses even though sun was nowhere to be seen. All the while, the dude was rolling Cheech and Chong joints crammed with a quarter ounce or more of freshly-ground BC marijuana each.

No sooner did he roll, lick, light and pass his marijuana phatties, but he’d reach into an industrial-size ziplock, yank out a handful of sticky, perfectly-manicured reddish-green buds, and start grinding more bud. This guy was a human machine, manufacturing huge blunts! Over the course of the party, his weed was responsible for rocketing dozens of brains into outer space.

He introduced himself to me as “Remo.” Was accompanied by his lovely wife Sandy.

His cigar joints tasted like candy and stayed lit easily, burning to white ash…a for-sure sign this guy was a skilled grower. All the other BC bud I’d been smoking was unflushed chemweed that made butane lighter companies rich because the stuff wouldn’t stay lit. That BC chemweed tore your lungs out.

Thank the gods that Remo’s medical marijuana had smoothness, kind flavor and THC punch like the finest outdoor organic bud…but he’d grown it indoors using synthetic hydroponics nutrients and a space age grow room.

One thing I noticed about him right away: no matter how much he smoked, he never got sloppy, brain-dead, or burnt out. And I just had to ask him how he was able to provide such copious amounts of medicine.

Turns out that Remo was a musician who enjoyed using and growing marijuana medicinally. He wanted to grow more…a lot more.

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2012 Feed your family by Aquaponics 1

Attended a 4 days training course between 4th to 8th October, 2010 in setting up an Aquaponics system in Hilo Island, Hawaii. It is organic certified process and very low cost to set up, scalable and use less than 1% of water and 40% energy compare to traditional commercial farming. The course is run by Tim Mann and Susan Friend, Friendly Aquaponics. Inc,

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39 Aeroponic Pepper UPDATE (DAY 63)

The 39 peppers have been in the aeroponic rails for 63 days and are doing great. In this video I show fruiting, long reach buzz pollination, and general info on my grow. Please subscribe and comment. Thanks for Watching.

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Advanced Nutrients pH Perfect System-How-To-VOL. Two presents Hydroponics Secrets telling you how-to get the most out of your Advanced Nutrients pH Perfect Bigger Yields Flowering System Grower Bundles for your hydroponics crops with host Erik Biksa

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Hydroponic Growing – Basil

Basil from seed to harvest in 6 weeks

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American Hydroponics Greenhouse (2012 NFT system)

The process of producing basil.

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Ecofactory – Detention Center Hydroponic Greenhouse with Debra Taylor: Part 1 – Deputy Debra Taylor gives us a your through the hydroponic greenhouse and fish farm in the Sanford, Florida women’s detention center. As a part of this program, certain inmates are allowed to help with the cultivating and harvesting of these fish and produce, which are then fed in the cafeteria or staff lounge, cutting costs in the prison. This operation is sustainable and gives the inmates a breath of fresh air. Part 1 of 2.

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Boise Home Hydroponic Window Farm

Recently installed kitchen hydroponic windowfarm. Uses water pump to circulate the water from a 2 gallon reservoir through 10 hanging pots. Climbing rope is used to hang the pots. The system is hooked up to a timer that turns it on once for ten minutes every 3 hours to cut down on electricity use and keep the annoying pump noise to a minimum.

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Drip Top Feed Hydroponic System Home-made

Advanced Nutrients Big Bud FlowerThis is my first attempt to create a drip based hydroponic system.

I have painted the white bucket black to block light after this video was filmed.

I built this system with a 5 gallon reservoir. The pump is a 6.5 watt 60gph pond pump that if left running 24×7 would cost 8.7cents a month. The system only runs for 30 minutes every 3 hours. The way the system works is when the electricity is turned on the pump pumps water through rock wool, and it drips into the 2 gallon reservoir. As the reservoir fills up the fogger starts running. Once the 2 gallon reservoir fills 3/4 way to the top and overflow drain lets the water trickle back down to the 5 gallon reservoir splashing and creating oxygenation. The rest of the time the roots are in air and nutrient fog which provides plenty of air to the roots. The splashing that occurs when the pump is running oxygenates the reservoir enough. It is important to grow this in a medium that retains moisture as the pump is not always on. Also I build this system to support a single large rose bush. I do not have the space to dedicate to a multi pot setup. If I wanted I could add a Texas Controller to and add more pots to the system.

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