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Is anyone else into alternative gardening/farming?
Mar 3rd, 2004 at 4:55pm
 
I have been getting into alternative farming ( going against the norm of vertically-integrated monoculture currently used in most of the U.S.) and Hydroponics. Is anyone else into these things, too? I'm also interested in the problem of soil erodson (sic?) and the difficulties of home food production.
Anyone ever try a small- scale hydroponic veggie garden at home or office? ( remember Chia-pets? Hydroponics!! lol)

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Reply #1 - Mar 3rd, 2004 at 5:21pm
 
Only thing I can remember about hydrophonic planting is a kit I got in High School to grow tomato plants.. I don't remember the results lol... Let us know how you do with your garden. Oh and don't bother with the dictionary, you spell well enough for us to understand you quite well and if you keep stopping to look up words.... you just might lose the train of thought you are on, and I like the way your words flow so effortlessly...'


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Reply #2 - Mar 3rd, 2004 at 5:52pm
 
um well yeah i guess you could say i've had experience with it, but i kind of kill everything i try to grow.
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Reply #3 - Mar 3rd, 2004 at 6:09pm
 
Maybe I'm not too bright, but what exactly is hydroponic gardening?  I know part of it has to do with water...is it growing stuff with water and no soil?
Please explain.

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Reply #4 - Mar 4th, 2004 at 1:03pm
 
Ginabella,
It's not that you are not bright, it's that you don't know...no harm in that.
Hydroponics is soiless plant culture. There is water, but also a growth medium to support the roots, usually. this can be sawdust, sand, gravel, rock wool, or whatever.
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Reply #5 - Mar 5th, 2004 at 9:18pm
 
Oh i get it!...Hence the chia pet reference.........
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