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pole lima beans

this is my first year with hydroponics. I planted lettuce and pole lima beans. Both grew fantastic! I use ebb and flow system with pvc tubing, growing

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lettuce never forms heads

, Butter crunch , and other types of head lettuce Ive tried seem to grow ok and taste ok, but why wont the form heads? I always clip the outside leaves

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My TDS tester

Sorry but being part blind doesn't help. I have a Health Metric TDS tester with PPM and EC . My master blend when tested comes to 659 on ppm and 1381

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Flush or not to Flush

I have searched your site but have been able to find advice on flushing a hydroponic system. I am interested in frequency and types of products for the

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Yellow patches on leaves

Growing tomatoes in an NFT system and though they seem to be growing well, the lower leaves are developing yellow patches but the veins remain dark green.

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Some growers say you should use diluted nutrients when you start your seeds in your grow plugs. I'm growing tomatoes for my Ebb and Flow

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Nutrient tank to Grow Bed Ratio with 50% system

G'day, love the site, for a newbie like me it is perfect, however I can't find reference to the prefered Nutrient tank size for a given grow bed

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worm compost tea as a organic fertilizer

do you use worm compost tea in your nft system? My wife got me a homemade NFT system for valentines day . Questions Since using a bag / sieve of fresh

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DWC and EBB and FLOW

My pepper plants have turned brown about the first 5 inches. Don't know why. Also I want to use my DWC for having my plant go dormant for winter. 36

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Yellow cucumber

I am growing cucumbers in Coco peat in a tower. They grow in a covered garden but are outside to grow. I just harvested 3 green ripe ones this week. I

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