Indoor plants and hydroponics

Indoor plants and hydroponics

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Michael

Painted Post, NY

#1 Jan 28, 2013
I'm guessing that at least a couple of folks remember me mentioning doing some indoor gardening... that is - I have a number of plants from the garden that I rotate inside and keep going during the winter...

So I was wondering if anyone on the forum did the same sort of thing... and also wondering if anyone has done any hydroponic stuff especially with home built equipment...

Btw - I do grow lettuce and stuff during the winter using what I guess would be called a "deep water" system i.e. a plastic tote and aquarium bubbler / stone... so what I'm looking for is anyone that has done more of a "real" hydroponics type set-up.
Mystery Lady

Endicott, NY

#2 Feb 13, 2013
You trying to grow the pot?
Michael

Painted Post, NY

#3 Feb 13, 2013
Mystery Lady wrote:
You trying to grow the pot?
Why does it not surprise me that saying I "grow lettuce and stuff" turns into you trying hit other users such as myself up for your drugs...

That is to say - no you f'in addict...

By "stuff" I meant in addition to lettuce - other vegatables that work well with hydroponics... things like the chinese cabbages, basil, peppers, tomatos and similar...

Freak.
LOLz

Buffalo, NY

#4 Feb 14, 2013
I typically start my garden inside about now but I've never used a hydroponics set up. I'm not even sure I'm going to have a garden this year. Too much on my plate right now.
Michael

Painted Post, NY

#5 Feb 14, 2013
I actually have several dozen pepper plants going already... and tomato seeds will get started toward the end of the month...

What is kind of funny about our Norwich troll / drug addict's comment... some of the seedlings are requested by and given out to folks I know... and in the case of the habanero peppers - a number of those plants have already been requested by an officer in the local PD...

:-)

Btw...

The hydroponic stuff is not a good way to start seedlings.... the deal being that the roots develop differently when the plants are grown in a liquid and they don't deal well with being moved to soil...

Mostly I use it to grow things like lettuce and pok choy and such... that and some annual herbs like basil... and it works out pretty well... with it costing about $20 / month to run i.e. mostly electricity for my little artificial sun... but I get about $40 of food out of it... and with no weird insecticides or similar needed...
LOLz

Buffalo, NY

#6 Feb 14, 2013
I usually do tomato, squash, sunflowers, cukes, chives, lemon mint and a hot pepper mix (burpee seeds). Obviously the mint & chives grow every year regardless.

I try to do bell peppers every year but they never ever pan out. I just can't figure that out. I've had my tomato plants grow about 10 feet tall and be full of fruit but can't get a bell pepper plant to grow more than 2-3 feet w/peppers no larger than a golf ball.
Michael

Painted Post, NY

#7 Feb 14, 2013
I've had the same sort of problem with bell peppers... but it was always with store bought plants...

Once I began growing them from seed and treating them the same way I did my habaneros and similar e.g. starting them in Feb so the plants are 12 or more weeks old... and pruning the first branch to grow out of any node not on the main trunk... they started doing much better / really producing...

Anyway...

Speaking of plants that come back... I'll tell ya one that has become the bane of my existence... lemon balm... never ever ever plant that stuff... I did it as a border one year and when the stuff seeded - it spread EVERYWHERE... and I spend more time pulling that stuff up than I do weeds !!!
Jack

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Feb 14, 2013
Michael wrote:
I've had the same sort of problem with bell peppers... but it was always with store bought plants...
Once I began growing them from seed and treating them the same way I did my habaneros and similar e.g. starting them in Feb so the plants are 12 or more weeks old... and pruning the first branch to grow out of any node not on the main trunk... they started doing much better / really producing...
Anyway...
Speaking of plants that come back... I'll tell ya one that has become the bane of my existence... lemon balm... never ever ever plant that stuff... I did it as a border one year and when the stuff seeded - it spread EVERYWHERE... and I spend more time pulling that stuff up than I do weeds !!!
Don't know about lemon balm, but I planted mint in my herb garden one year and that plant will take over everything. The one saving grace is that it smelled fantastic when I weed wacked it to get it under control.
Octavio

Endicott, NY

#9 Feb 14, 2013
You grow the marrianawana don't you? The electric company knows and will report you.
Michael

Painted Post, NY

#10 Feb 14, 2013
Octavio wrote:
You grow the marrianawana don't you? The electric company knows and will report you.
The gas meter is inside of the house and so the gas and electric company has a key so they can read it... that means they've already seen the indoor veggie garden and the little sign telling them to grab some lettuce / etc. if they would like...

Now I'll let you get back to your drug fantasies you addict...
LOLz

Buffalo, NY

#11 Feb 14, 2013
Michael wrote:
Speaking of plants that come back... I'll tell ya one that has become the bane of my existence... lemon balm... never ever ever plant that stuff... I did it as a border one year and when the stuff seeded - it spread EVERYWHERE... and I spend more time pulling that stuff up than I do weeds !!!
I've got that same problem with ground ivy (creeping charlie). The little purple flowers are pretty to look at, the stuff smells good but damn it's everywhere. I let it grow around the rock wall in my flower garden and next thing ya know it's taking over the flower garden. Did some research and the stuff is edible, potable and has medicinal uses but still... a pain in the rear to get rid of.
Glass Head

Endicott, NY

#12 Feb 14, 2013
And what about your subscription to High Times?
Michael

Painted Post, NY

#13 Feb 14, 2013
Glass Head wrote:
And what about your subscription to High Times?
I'm not sure what a "High Times" is...

I am just going to assume it is something that drug addicts such as yourself do ?!
LOLz

Buffalo, NY

#14 Feb 14, 2013
My Lord! Kerri is on the drugs! She probably smokes the crack which is why she's soooooo effed up.
Jake

Apalachin, NY

#15 Feb 14, 2013
Nothing wrong with smoking pot now and then. like anything else people over do it and get lazy, they want to sleep and eat all the time. not good.
Jake

Apalachin, NY

#16 Feb 14, 2013
LOLz wrote:
My Lord! Kerri is on the drugs! She probably smokes the crack which is why she's soooooo effed up.
She could be smoking lead paint chips too.

“If you're happy & you know it”

Since: Feb 13

clap your hands!

#18 Feb 22, 2013
The only one here on drugs Kerri is you. I suspect your into the harder stuff because it's obviously affected your brain. Then again, I wouldn't be surprised if your little hippy community has a pot garden of it's own being as you're "all natural".

Usually, when you point the finger at others it's because you are trying to shift the blame/focus off yourself. So, by that logic, you are the druggie.
Michael

Painted Post, NY

#19 Feb 22, 2013
Wildflower wrote:
The only people that are interested in this type of growing is the weed clique.
Indoor farming is mostly about pot. I don't care what he claims.
Yes, yes... we get it...

You're so heavily into drugs that you automatically relate just about everything to it...

It's so sad...

After you told everyone you were spending time at Verdun House ( which we found out is a drug treatment place )... we were all rooting for your recovery... but it seems that just wasn't meant to be...
yikes

Fort Smith, AR

#20 Feb 22, 2013
Octavio wrote:
You grow the marrianawana don't you? The electric company knows and will report you.
Must be the "advanced program" does not teach spelling.
uaxwax

Monessen, PA

#21 Feb 22, 2013

If it geta a Saga Palm to grow faster then its a good thing

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