adelegypt wrote:Other photo
This photo shows the rapid growth of roselle
Thank youimafan26 wrote:It looks great.
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 waterWhat is your solution made of and how often do you have to change it?
I agree with you , PVC pipes is also harmfull, every things here(Egypt) are polluted.Are you not concerned about using oil containers instead of food grade containers?
Thank you for help.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.
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.
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.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).
Thank you very much.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.JC's Garden wrote:Adel, I always enjoy seeing your post. My wife calls me the "Repurpose King" but you may be better than me.
I love how you find a way to make things work. Well done.
Thank yourainbowgardener wrote:wonderful set up!
Thank youRe small tomatoes .. part of tomato size is genetically programmed, some varieties are just smaller than others. Of course, there are grape and cherry and "saladette" tomatoes, but even amongst full size tomatoes there is a wide variation in size.
e.g. bush goliath produces 3-4" tomatoes, celebrity hybrid averages 7 oz, beefy boy hybrid tomatoes are 12-16 oz, beefsteak/ red ponderosa is said to produce 2 pound tomatoes, and big zac to produce 4 pound tomatoes!
So to start with you need to grow a variety that is genetically programmed to produce large tomatoes.
But then doing hydro, you have to supply all the nutrients and tomatoes are heavy feeders, especially to produce large tomatoes, so you need to have the nutrients right, with different nutrient combination at different points in their life cycle.
https://www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/factsh ... rition.pdf
https://www.yara.us/agriculture/crops/to ... l-summary/
What do you means by " Nutrient-less hydroponics. "?A Happy Seedling wrote:Wow! Could you re-post these in the topic Homemade Hydroponic Systems in the format required? Thanks! I don't know much about hydroponics but I am very interested in Nutrient-less hydroponics.
Do you mean organic growing.A Happy Seedling wrote:Hydroponics without nutrient solution, e.g. using only water.