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Hybrid hydroponic setup?

Postby Brewer » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:52 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm wanting to set up a productive salad and herb garden. I have an old aviary behind the house which I'm planning to 'invert', to keep critters out rather than in (although I may still design a way to run chickens in there beneath the salad).

I'm picturing a series of small pots set into plastic pipes, or on wet gravel beds for example - basically a nice easy way to rotate produce and keep everything appropriately fed and watered with minimal labour, without going to a full hydroponic system.

Has anyone got any experience they can share to help me get started? Ideas for keeping the pots reliably moist, using minimal technology?
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Re: Hybrid hydroponic setup?

Postby greg.l » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:14 pm

Personally I think it is easier to grow herbs in the ground, then you can just use dripper tube and a solenoid with controller. A garden bed can be almost a large "pot" if you raise the beds with lots of compost and soil. With a mix of compost, sand and fertiliser you can make a bed that you can plant out with different herbs and water the whole thing with dripper tube. it is similar to hydroponics but easier to manage.
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