First Time Growing Awesome Results!
by Jason H
So I began this out of frustration. Growing vegetables outside in Florida is difficult due to the bugs. So I decided to give Hydroponics a try. My system is a basic Rubbermade type unit. Four 3" netpots and Hydroton as the media. I have a 350 gph pond pump and one large airstone. The lighting is homemade. I am currently using four 100 watt cfl bulbs. Started at 18/6 and now have switched to 12/12. If I change anythiong the the next round it would just be to add more light. I am using a kind of Aero/Hydro hybrid setup in that the roots are sprayed with sprinklers. I let it run 24/7 and have had no issues with root rot. I have included pictures and would love to get some feedback from others. All in all I am amazed at the rate of growth. Thank you in advance for any and all input/suggestions.