my home made hydroponic system

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Since you have power out there already for the pump in the system, I'm thinking about a simple table fan, (motor covered or protected for outside), and a bunch of long ribbons tided to the front so they blow out from the front.
Could be on your timer or rigged up to a motion sensor?

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Thank you for help. I used cd discs hanged from above , it sways and reflects sun rays in all directions it is very effective but unfortunatly for few weeks.
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The timer is on for 13 min every 3 hrs .

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Perhaps one small fan that didn't use a lot of electricity could run all the time or maybe on a separate timer set to run when the birds are most prevalent. Just one or two long ribbons tied on the front can make a lot of ruckus and the fan can even be aimed to move those discs around?

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This photo shows the hanged disc,........ the problem is temporary action


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The mother tree is from my garden
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I'm very curious to see how your irrigation system develops over the next year. I sense something pretty elaborate and amazing. You definitely have a green thumb.

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DDMcKenna wrote:I'm very curious to see how your irrigation system develops over the next year. I sense something pretty elaborate and amazing. You definitely have a green thumb.

Thank you, .......... (after God`s well) i will update my posts here to show all success and problems that face me , also i`d like to build an irrigation unite that is more simple and more effective to green the rooves of the buildings of poor people.
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adelegypt wrote:...DDMc, do you have a facebook page?


Actually, I do, but I look at it maybe once a month or so, just to see what my kids are up to ;) Nearly the same name, David McKenna.

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A watermelon flower, notice the small one

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DDMcKenna wrote:
adelegypt wrote:...DDMc, do you have a facebook page?


Actually, I do, but I look at it maybe once a month or so, just to see what my kids are up to ;) Nearly the same name, David McKenna.

There are many one called david McKenna.

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You have quite a nice set up there. You're growing a lot of tropical plants I want to be growing soon.

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Thank you.
what types of tropical plants you would like to grow ??

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A trial to grow the Roselle, it is a good drink and has a medicinal benefits.

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adelegypt wrote:Other photo



This photo shows the rapid growth of roselle

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It looks great. What is your solution made of and how often do you have to change it? Are you not concerned about using oil containers instead of food grade containers?
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imafan26 wrote:It looks great.

Thank you
What is your solution made of and how often do you have to change it?

It is mainly a water extract of home made compost its colour is deep brown also i use chemicals 0.5 gm of ammonim nitrate+0.5 gm potassium sulphat + 0.5 ml of phosphoric acid (sometimes i may add 0.5 gm of urea) for every 1:1.5 liter of water
Till now (5 month) I don't chang the solution.
Are you not concerned about using oil containers instead of food grade containers?

I agree with you , PVC pipes is also harmfull, every things here(Egypt) are polluted.

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I love seeing all these DIY setups! So inventive haha! I found out a way to cheaply automate most of these systems for pretty cheap, considering it cuts your workload in half.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcWM81CB66A

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YoYoDro wrote:I love seeing all these DIY setups! So inventive haha! I found out a way to cheaply automate most of these systems for pretty cheap, considering it cuts your workload in half.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcWM81CB66A

Thank you for help.
I`m living in Egypt and hydroponic isnt known thing i`d like to encourage people to green their roof by simple methods

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Hello;

I am noticing in this post the someone is talking about okra plant. I need some help: Can I know how much the plant product a fruit within its life "during the season"? Actually I am looking for plant yield weight if possible.
Also I appreciate if someone can guide me to link that mention study or statistics about okra plant yield weight.

Appreciate the kindly help.
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I did not do any study but the plant may yields 0.5-1 Kg/life.

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Finally bloomed hibiscus tree ( roselle )that flowers are the source of the BREW thanks to Professor Nasr Akil who gave me the seeds and I was afraid because i cultivated it in the very late time.
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Looks good. You did a good job with them.

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Thank you , we make a drink from this flower it decrease hypertensive blood pressure.

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Picture of tree Roselle planted on a bottle of carbonated water capacity 2 liters note it is longer than my son and this is because of the strongly rooted in hydroponic system so that the system can grow a larg plant in a pot ,look to the red fruit that is the source of the medicinal drink.

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It's bigger than both of you. :shock:
I have high blood pressure. I think I will try growing Roselle.

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I grew roselle one year. Grown in the ground, it gets huge, turns in to a shrub, tall and wide and bushy. The part you use for the tea or whatever is just the calyxes of the flowers. To me with my city garden, it took up a lot of space for very little reward. But it is easy and did produce a lot of flowers, well in to fall.
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JC's Garden wrote:It's bigger than both of you. :shock:
I have high blood pressure. I think I will try growing Roselle.

Both are my sons i`m 59 yrs , Rosselle is easy to grow
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rainbowgardener wrote:I grew roselle one year. Grown in the ground, it gets huge, turns in to a shrub, tall and wide and bushy. The part you use for the tea or whatever is just the calyxes of the flowers. To me with my city garden, it took up a lot of space for very little reward. But it is easy and did produce a lot of flowers, well in to fall.





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This plant grows rapidly and resists many things like high temperature of nutrient solution, pests, birds..........


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I don't know if these cabbages will give large growing as that of the land growing


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Hmm... I think cabbages will need much bigger root space and more water. The outer leaves actually get to be at least 24 inches across and those are the small headed varieties. Larger headed ones will get to be 3 feet across or more.

But even if not and they don't form heads, you COULD harvest the individual leaves like lettuce and chard as they grow. You may want to do that with some of them and experiment with the others to see if they can grow bigger in these and bigger containers (like bucket-size).
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applestar wrote:Hmm... I think cabbages will need much bigger root space and more water. The outer leaves actually get to be at least 24 inches across and those are the small headed varieties. Larger headed ones will get to be 3 feet across or more.

But even if not and they don't form heads, you COULD harvest the individual leaves like lettuce and chard as they grow. You may want to do that with some of them and experiment with the others to see if they can grow bigger in these and bigger containers (like bucket-size).

I think so , but the 2 liter container has holes to give the roots a chance to go outside the container... In Egypt we cook the inner leafs (white) by filling it with rice +tomato+onion the leaf encircle this mixture like sausage we don't consume the outer green leafs.
I don't know how you consume cabbages

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It is 50 days old, is there a hope in success
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the same photo after one month

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It looks great, better than any head cabbage I have attempted. At that age for me the leaves would b e full of holes from the slugs, snails, and cabbage worms eating them. My one and only head cabbage grew to be about 3 inches in diameter and half of it was a big hole from something eating it.
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imafan26 wrote:It looks great, better than any head cabbage I have attempted. At that age for me the leaves would b e full of holes from the slugs, snails, and cabbage worms eating them. My one and only head cabbage grew to be about 3 inches in diameter and half of it was a big hole from something eating it.

Thank you very much.
Did you grow cabbage in hydroponic system , i`d like you to attach a photo if possible . How do you consume cabbages, we Egyptians cook the inner leafs with rice ,onion and tomato
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Looking good! Isn't it such a wonderful feeling to harvest real food from your own garden? :D
I guess you are already thinking about what and how to grow next :wink:
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applestar wrote:Looking good! Isn't it such a wonderful feeling to harvest real food from your own garden? :D
I guess you are already thinking about what and how to grow next :wink:

Sure

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I`m growing beans some of it yield much but most of it give little, i don't know the cause

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