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Old 03-26-2020, 09:44 PM   #1
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Quick and easy hydroponic cucumbers...I'll post updates as they start to grow and produce!

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Old 03-26-2020, 10:32 PM   #2
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Watched the video can’t wait to see the progress, if nothing grows at least you have something to sip on now
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:44 PM   #3
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Watched the video canít wait to see the progress, if nothing grows at least you have something to sip on now
Thanks for watching.... And good idea on the cucumber moonshine
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Old 03-27-2020, 01:10 AM   #4
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Thanks for watching.... And good idea on the cucumber moonshine
Yes add jalapenos
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Old 03-27-2020, 01:17 AM   #5
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Following, always been a fan of hydroponics.
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:54 AM   #6
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That was funny at the end!!! Poor Mary!

I'm interested in the results of this!
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:19 AM   #7
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Can you cut extra holes and grow more than 1 plant?
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:25 AM   #8
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what are the clay pebbles for?
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:35 AM   #9
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Can you cut extra holes and grow more than 1 plant?
You can, but they will burn the fertilized water twice as fast and it won't make it through the growing season. It's tricky on refilling with more water because the level has to be right or you will drown the plant. I'm going to make two 5 gallon bucket plants this weekend. I have the formula for the fertilizer and will adjust accordingly.
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:37 AM   #10
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what are the clay pebbles for?
Wife wanted them. I don't think we used them correctly:
  • Makes moisture and nutrients readily available to plants
  • Serves as an insulator to reduce extreme soil temperature fluctuations
  • Provides the plants with a foundation in which to grow and anchor their roots.
  • Serves to moderate the temperature around the plant roots.
  • Provides a home for beneficial bacteria to colonize.
  • Facilitates the mechanical filtration for the solid waste in aquaponics systems.
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:50 PM   #11
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My BIL did this last year and it was pretty amazing how well they grew and produced. He has 3 going this year
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:02 PM   #12
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My BIL did this last year and it was pretty amazing how well they grew and produced. He has 3 going this year
Glad to hear that!
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Interesting....btw, I still need some darn lemons bruh. Wife is killing me with the organic ones at Kroger for $1.09 each
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:41 PM   #14
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Better hurry and plant that tree!
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:50 PM   #15
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Watching this! Sweet idea!


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Old 03-27-2020, 11:53 PM   #16
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What else can grow this way??


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Old 03-27-2020, 11:54 PM   #17
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Watermelons!
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:11 PM   #18
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Lettuce works well!
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:32 PM   #19
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Glad to hear that!
Here's a few picture from last year. The root picture was after the season was over. All grown from a seedling and no more water was added during the season.

FYI the area was Deer Park
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:44 PM   #20
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Nice job on the container gardening Bobby! Your gonna love it!


Noticed the cam shut off at the end when your wife turned around. Are you OK? How long before you woke up?
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:06 PM   #21
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Let's try it with watermelons in a trash can...

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Old 04-03-2020, 03:06 PM   #22
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1 week update. Roots on the cucumber plant are sprouting through and drinking the fertilizer water.
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Old 04-11-2020, 09:55 AM   #23
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Week 2 update: This bad boy is taking off. Need to figure out a trellis soon.

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Old 04-11-2020, 10:06 AM   #24
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That plant looks great... Where did you get the different fertilizer mixes??
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Old 04-11-2020, 10:48 AM   #25
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Off of Amazon. If you watch the youtube video and the original post you can see exactly what you need. There's actually Amazon links in the video description. Might as well subscribe to my channel while you're there LOL
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Old 04-11-2020, 11:16 AM   #26
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Wrap some 1x2" welded wire around that barrel for those vines to hold to.
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Old 04-11-2020, 12:43 PM   #27
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Wrap some 1x2" welded wire around that barrel for those vines to hold to.
I've got a roll of 1x1. Wish I had a cattle panel!
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Old 04-11-2020, 02:37 PM   #28
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I've got a roll of 1x1. Wish I had a cattle panel!

Come on man. Your a marine! Adapt and over come!



Or make do with what ya got.


Or run what ya brung.


Or...never mind.

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Old 04-11-2020, 03:05 PM   #29
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Those viney plants will grow on anything.




















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Old 04-18-2020, 09:57 PM   #30
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My BIL cucumbers are coming along fine. Little cukes all over it plus 1 large one
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:43 PM   #31
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Lots of growth!
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Old 04-23-2020, 06:29 PM   #32
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They moving right along!
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