GETTING STARTED ORGANIC HYDROPONIC OUTDOORS

by drstacey
(Delray Beach FL)

Hello

I live in zone 9 or 10 South FL 33484 and want to start an outdoor organic hydroponic garden to grow lettuce, vegies, herbs, fruits, spices.
Who has the most reasonable prices, and what
equipment DO I need?

Can I do this organically? IS IT POSSIBLE Or must I use minimal chemicals.

I get sun most all of the day AND WANT TO START IMMEDIATELY. (May 1)

Is a vertical tiered system best or the most affordable?

Must I create shade - it is very hot in south FL

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards
drstacey@peoplepc.com
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Answer from Stella/Simon:
Hi drstacey,

Sorry about the delay in answering, somehow your submission did not appear in our listings as a new one and got pushed down the list.

To answer your questions:
We have a general guide to patio gardens here:
Patio Gardens

We have found it too hot in the summer in FL for patio gardening, best for winter gardens there. The garden needs some sort of cover from the rain, and screens to help prevent bug devastation.
We do not recommend organic systems for beginners, it can be very tricky to get going and maintain. We recommend GH Flora series nutrients.

As far as system to use and best prices:
4 Simple Systems

U Build It

Cheap Supplies

Hope this helps!

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Jul 08, 2011
Outdoor Hydroponic
by: Tom

I can't vouch for Florida weather but I have an outdoor hydroponic unit I built for about $200 on my back deck here in Tennessee and keep plants growing constantly. Right now I have tomato, cucumber, some oregano, and a bunch of kale. I used plastic gutter downspout for the ebb and flow trays. Cut holes for the plants. Plugged the ends with 1 1/2 inch styrofoam board and siliconed it in. Gorilla glued a 1/2 pvc pipe in one end to drain. For a solution tank I used an 18 quart plastic storage bin from Wally World cost $4. I feed six trays which hold 8 plants each. The whole unit takes up about a 6 x 6 spot.
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Ed: can you submit a photo? Would love to see your unit!

Jul 04, 2014
Florida Gardening
by: Jessie P

Why is it not recommended for South Florida hydroponic gardening during the summer? Is the same recommendation given for normal gardening in South Florida during the summer? I successfully planted and grown kale, cucumbers, tomatoes, as well as a fig and a banana plant in South Florida during the summer (although the figs and banana plants have both yet to bear fruit).

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