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Postby stuff » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:06 am

Mikros wrote:Nah, its just a hobby stuff, you dont have to eat what you plant! :)


yes ı understood its a hobby geeezz....but ı am curious about what kind of ideas people can swap and....what is the purpose of the hobby ?lol
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Postby Mikros » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:08 am

Well, you can exchange, plant styling, like how many leaves, colour, shape.... Are you kidding me??? :)
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Postby stuff » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:13 am

Mikros wrote:Are you kidding me??? :)


well u have got a wide sense of humour ..u tell me! :wink:

and why would ı grow sth unless ı eat :lol: :lol:
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Postby theresa » Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:42 pm

Hi I was interested when I was in the UK purely as a hobby, its generally "useful" in areas where water is scarce - so none is wasted. The roots are suspended in water with food added, which can be organic. Its supposed to be good for the environment as nutrients never leach into the soil, spoiling whatever drinking water is available. Its used a lot in Israel, the Arab states and Australia. Its promoted as being a good system to grow food where food cant easily be grown (desert areas etc) where its not just water but soil thats scarce.
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Postby Llittle Ted » Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:14 pm

Hi Tess

I have yet to find a supplier in the south. I am totaly new to the subject, but have had some sucess with equipment I have built myself. the only thing lacking is nutrient. However Phostrogen plant food used at a rate of 2 grams to 5 litre works well so far.

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Postby theresa » Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:32 pm

What are you growing? The fertiliser you are using is an "all purpose" type, are you after flowers etc or vegetables? I am very curious! I don't use artificial fertilisers etc I prefer organic. I was looking into it a bit before I came to Cyprus but the organic type feeds were few and far between and "home made" liquid fertiliser using plant material would probably turn the water stagnent !!

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Postby Llittle Ted » Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:32 am

HI T

Strawberries and lettuce it is my intention to try to grow these on a large scale once i have the process established. PHOSTROGEN do list there "plant food" for hydroponics (see there web site) they just dont make a song and dance about it like smaller hydroponic co's I do understand the want to grow organic but all things came from air and earth. I think hydroponics is a good compromise.
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Postby PvUtrix » Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:38 pm

VANCOUVER -- The name, address and date of birth of anyone who shops at a hydroponic store in Chilliwack, even if only to buy some fertilizer for a home garden, may soon be entered in a police database if a controversial bylaw is passed by its city council.

The bylaw is aimed at helping police shut down marijuana-growing operations.

http://www.hightimes.com/ht/news/conten ... 236&aid=10
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Postby theresa » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:42 pm

You surely dont need hydroponics for that! You just need a nice raised flowerbed outside a police station, throw in the seeds and wait............. That was a big scandal in the uk a few yrs ago - the police didnt notice a thing!!! It was a passerby who "snitched" !!

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Postby The Italian » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:52 pm

Mikros wrote:Nah, its just a hobby stuff, you dont have to eat what you plant! :)



The lengths people go to in order to amuse themselves :!: shocking :shock: :lol:
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