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Want To Try Hydroponic Gardening This Year?

Posted by admin on Mar 22, 2011 under hydroponic gardening

Spring has actually sprung and I can’t tell you just how excited I’m getting to be. I’ve waited months for the weather to warm up. Soon, I’ll be planting vegetables in our organic garden.

My husband knows how excited I get during this time of year and how passionate I am about organic gardening. The other day, he asked me why I didn’t try hydroponic gardening. After all, he said, I could grow vegetables all year round.

I know he is right…and, to be honest, I’m really not sure why I haven’t tried it. There are certainly many benefits for those that do have hydroponic gardens. Much less dirt, no tilling, no hoeing, fewer bugs and critters. I guess I’ve never tried hydroponic gardening because I’m just not sure how to build a hydroponic gardening system.

Watch this video to get a better idea on what I’m talking about:

Definitely some advantages to hydroponic gardening, isn’t there?

But, you know, I think I like getting that dirt between my fingers and toes. I hate them, but I think I enjoy fighting those critters and bugs. And, I like taking my chances with the elements. I’ll never give up my organic garden in our backyard…never!

However, that doesn’t mean that I’ll never try hydroponic gardening. It would be nice to grow vegetables all year round. Having a fresh home-grown salad on New Year’s Day would be nice.

So, I’ve done some research and I found a hydroponic gardening website that sells some pretty unique hydroponic systems. The site is called Stealthy Hydroponics. Go ahead, check them out and you will see what I mean. If you want to, I’ve put a banner to their website on the right hand side of this page…click on that banner to see their products.

The two systems that I am thinking about investing in are the Bubbleponics Pro II and the Stealth Hydro Aero-12 systems. These are both large enough to provide my family a fair amount of vegetables.

Of course, once I do finalize my decision, I’ll only buy one of them this year. If I like hydroponic gardening, I might try the other one next year.

Until next time from the Organic Gardening How To Blog…


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Hydroponic Gardening – Well, Sort Of?!

Posted by admin on Dec 14, 2010 under hydroponic gardening

I came across an interesting video that I thought I would share with all of my visitors today. What’s interesting about it is that it’s a simple form of hydroponic gardening and it’s cheap and easy to do.

Here’s a list of items that you’ll need to complete this simple project:

> One empty 2-liter plastic soda bottle

> Two scraps of cotton fabric

> Scissors or utility knife

> Potting soil

> Seedling

> Water

> Ruler

Now, watch this short video to find out how to do this simple hydroponic gardening project:

Show this project to your kids. It’s creative and they’ll love playing with this hydroponic gardening idea.

Until next time…


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DIY Hydroponic Gardening

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2010 under hydroponic gardening

Hydroponic gardening is growing in popularity and it’s easy to do. Vegetables and herbs grown hydroponically will grow faster and taste sweeter. That’s because nutrients and water are readily available to the roots of the plant.

You can build your own hydroponic system and I’ve provides a video below that shows you how to do it. To make your own hydroponic gardening system all you need are:

– One 10 gallon glass tank

– One pump, check valve, and bubble stone

– Styrofoam, poster board, air filter, and clear caulking

– Bag of gravel and potted herbs

Watch this video to learn how to do it:


Remember, it’s important to completely cover the outside of the glass tank so that light is not visible inside of the tank. This prevents algae from growing inside of the tank.

There are professionally built hydroponic gardening systems that will really accelerate the growth of plants even more than the simple homemade one shown above.

The one I like best is produced by Stealth Hydroponics and is called the Dual Spectrum Bubbleponics. Bubbleponics is the art of delivering highly oxygenated nutrient solutions DIRECTLY to the plant’s root systems. The system maintains the ideal oxygen level in the nutrients to promote even faster plant growth.

Yes, buying a professionally made hydroponic gardening system will cost you more than a homemade one, so if you’re new at it, try making your own first and find out if you like this type of gardening. Hydroponic gardening allows you to grow plants all year long.


If you get hooked on hydroponic gardening, give the Dual Spectrum Bubbleponics system a try. You’ll be even more amazed at how much more you can grow.


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DWC Is The Simplest Method In Hydroponic Gardening

Posted by admin on Nov 24, 2009 under hydroponic gardening

Deep Water Culture is the simplest method to use in hydroponic gardening. If you are new at hydroponic gardening, DWC is an organic garden how to that is inexpensive and easy to master. So, what exactly is DWC?

DWC is basically growing plants in a vessel of water. The water is aerated to provide an oxygen enriched nutrient bath for the plants to grow in. Properly done, plants will thrive in this bath and grow very quickly.

You can purchase DWC systems at online hydroponic gardening stores such as StealthHydro.com, or you can make your own DWC system. These are easy and inexpensive to make. For a small system, it will cost you about $30. We have provided a video below that will instruct you on how to make the DWC system. The parts that you will need are:

1 – Vessel (preferably black in color)

1 – 3′ long black airhose

1 – Air pump

1 – Air stone

1 – 2′ square x 2″ thick styrofoam

Now, once you have your DWC system built, you can enhance your system to make it as good as any system that you could buy. One of the best enhancements is to provide horticultural lighting. An excellent lighting system to do this with is the Multi-Spectrum Pro 315Watt CFL light bank. It emits 15,000 lumens and will super-charge your plants growth.

There you have it. Enjoy and learn from your DWC system. Once learned, you will get more involved with hydroponic gardening and the StealthHydro.com Super Store can provide all your needs.

 

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Learn the Secrets of Hydroponic Gardening!

Posted by admin on Mar 23, 2009 under hydroponic gardening

Hydroponic Gardening is a simple way to grow herbs and vegetables all year long – inside or outside. Watch this short video and then check this link out for much more detailed information on The Hydroponic Garden Secrets Guide”. 

  

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