Posts made in April, 2015

Growing Moringa Oleifera

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Growing Moringa Oleifera

How to grow Moringa Oleifera plants; some do’s and don’ts. The Moringa Tree is known as the “Miracle Tree” and is one of the healthiest natural plants you can eat. It loves warm dry climates and grows very fast. The nutritional elements are amazing to say the least!

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Internet of Farming: Arduino-based, backyard aquaponics

»Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Internet of Farming: Arduino-based, backyard aquaponics

Rik Kretzinger grew up on a Christmas tree farm and spent his college years studying horticulture, but he found it too difficult to make a living as a small farmer so he spent most of his career working for others.  A few years ago, he began to tinker with aquaponics (fishfarming + hydroponics), sensors and the open-source microcontroller Arduino to create an automated garden that could compete with commercial farms.

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Using Walmart Grow Bags with the Self Watering System Part 1

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Using Walmart Grow Bags with the Self Watering System Part 1

Well I thought instead of using regular pots or the ground why not try grow bags as a neat alternative. What really intrigued me about using this system were two things. First, you get air pockets that roots love and secondly you hardly need to water your plants. My first attempt will be probably the easiest thing on the planet, lettuce. In the fall I would love to try some other things like garlic, potatoes or herbs.

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Dutch Bucket Hydroponic Tomatoes – Lessons Learned and a New Crop

»Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Dutch Bucket Hydroponic Tomatoes – Lessons Learned and a New Crop

Dutch Bucket Hydroponic Tomatoes – Lessons Learned and a New Crop    It’s time to start a new crop of hydroponic tomatoes in the dutch buckets. But first, I need to look back at what was learned from the last crop. I noticed a bit of algae in the bottom of the buckets, so I now have them covered with black plastic. The paint strainers are fine to use again. The perlite is being re-used and is showing no signs of...

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DIY Raised Beds: Growing Food Anywhere [INFO-GRAPHIC]

»Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

DIY Raised Beds: Growing Food Anywhere [INFO-GRAPHIC] “A raised garden bed extends the planting season, offers versatility to the gardener and helps protect your knees by bringing plants up from a level position on the ground. Also known as garden boxes, raised garden beds are ideal for growing flowers and vegetables virtually anywhere. Knowing how to build them, how to use them and how to maximize the rewards you get from them is critical. Luckily, it’s fairly simple to do ALL this; both to build a “do it yourself” (DIY) raised garden bed, and to maximze its growing portential.” http://www.raisedgardenbedshowto.com/ CLICK HERE FOR SEEDS THAT GROW WELL IN RAISED BEDS.   More information about raised beds: www.RaisedGardenBedsHowTo.com CLICK HERE...

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