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Hydroponic Carrots

September 15, 2014 By: Nurul Azis Category: Hydroponic Gardening

hydroponic carrots

hydroponic carrots

Hydroponic Carrots – Carrot is a common name for a native plant to Eurasia and northern Africa and widely distributed throughout the North Temperate Zone. The name also applied to the root of this plant. The cultivated variety is the popular table vegetable. It has the important element of carotene, which is the orange coloring matter of the root, a prolific source of pro-vitamin A.

And you know what? We can grow carrots and other subterranean vegetables hydroponically as well. Hydroponics is not just limited to above soil growth. There are a lot of easy and home-made guides for building your own hydroponic carrot garden.

The simplest one, you will need some preparation like perlite and vermiculite (add to perlite for better water retention) as the medium. Next is a good deep lightproof plastic container with holes at the bottom, at least 12 inches deep and wide. Bigger would be better. You’ll need another plastic container for holding a quantity of water all the time. As an alternative, you can use a deep drip tray (for example, 2 to 3 inches in depth).

After the preparation finished, now you can fill your container with perlite, and also add the vermiculite as well. The ratio is 3:1 for perlite to vermiculite. Put in your carrot seeds in the main container, cover with vermiculite to the depth as written on your seed packet. After that we need to get some water to the seeds to start thus lightly mist or spray the top of your main container with some water. Do not pour water directly down on them at this phase because you will wash away the seeds. You have to keep the top of the main container moist. Maintain the misting as appropriate until the seeds establish themselves. You can consult with the instruction written on your seed packet for germination times.

Once the seeds have germinated – generally carrots take 6 to 10 days to germinate and 2-3 months to mature – you have to give the top of this container a good watering approximately three times a day. Keep the drip tray (or other container) full of water.

As a note, don’t choose a hydroponic system that immerses your Hydroponic Carrots in the water. The reason is that carrots and other root crops don’t do well in very wet environments and keeping them in water all the time will cause them to rot. So you have to keep the liquid level no more than 3 inches deep that still supplies the carrots with access to food and water without making them wet all the time.

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Hydroponic Onions

September 15, 2014 By: Nurul Azis Category: Hydroponic Gardening

hydroponic onions

hydroponic onions

Hydroponic Onions – Onions are widely known foodstuff with function as main ingredients in a variety of dishes and recipes. They are usually chopped and served cooked – fried, grilled, sauteed, baked, and many more. Or, you can find them for prepared savory dish, as well as eaten raw or used just like in salads, chutney or pickles. This vegetable is in bulb shape, contained many layers if you cut them. It has strong taste and strong chemical substances that can irritate our eyes.

Onions belong to hardy, cold season bulbous which can be found in many colors, shapes, and sizes. Growing onions can be said relatively easy one. By applying simple hydroponic garden, you can plant or have experiment with your own year-round different varieties of onions. This hydroponics system enables you to grow onions inside your home, for example, in the kitchen, porch or patio, or for example, you just employ a jar of water and adequate sunlight from the windowsill. Wait for one week and you will see green sprouts start to grow.

A simple and easy example of growing onions is by using a jar. A jar is filled with water, nearly to the top. By following the directions in the box, make the solution of vegetable fertilizer designed for onions. Put an onion on the mouth of jar, its roots are pointed downward into the water. The water must only cover the roots, so you have to adjust the water level if necessary. Onions can grow very well in full sun, so place the jar so it can receive direct sunlight, or under a grow light.

During the Hydroponic Onions growing period, check the nutrient reservoir daily and refill it with more water to change what is vanished to evaporation. Every two weeks, completely wash out the system with pure water and blend a fresh batch of nutrient solution. Also, monitor the temperature and pH.

 

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Hydroponic Potatoes

September 15, 2014 By: Nurul Azis Category: Hydroponic Gardening

hydroponic potatoes

hydroponic potatoes

Hydroponic Potatoes – The hydroponic technology has given us with the ability to grow plants, including potatoes, at your small space yard, condo balcony, or small yard greenhouse. This system also enables us to grow them year-round in the warmth of your home, as long as the plants are exposed to sunlight through your windows most of the day. Especially for potatoes, the aggregate method works well, where it employs inert material such as pebbles or perlite to support the plant and root system while it’s growing.

To get started, find or buy a sturdy container. It should be at least ten inches deep, doesn’t matter the size or the shape. Light colored containers are preferable because they can reflect light and thereby will not build up heat on hot sunny days. Next, make holes by drilling around the perimeter of the container two inches above the base and two inches apart (not on the bottom) to permit excess water to drain out of the container.

You can buy a bag of perlite and fill the container leaving 1 inch of space for watering at the top. You have to decide where to place your container before wetting the perlite, because once water is added, the container will be heavy and difficult to move. Try to find a spot that gets minimum of 6 hours of sunlight, preferably morning sun. And avoid areas that suffered from too much rain from roof runoff.  Add water until it drenches the container, obvious as it starts to drain through the holes.

For the seed, try to find certified potato seeds that have early maturing varieties (70 to 90 days) from a local seed or garden store. These may be a large of whole potatoes that can be cut into sections leaving two or more eyes (buds) per seed piece. Cut into sections and let them dry out for a day before planting.  Plant the seed pieces with the cut surface facing down about an inch below the surface and four to six inches apart.

Cover the bin with a lid until sprouts peek through the perlite, which mostly takes about two weeks. Remove the cover as soon as leaves pop up or only to water the plants, which you should do about every three to four days. Add liquid fertilizer at least once a week once sprouts appear. Mix 1 teaspoon of 20-20-20 fertilizer with micronutrients in a gallon of water. Pour in the fertilizer solution just as you would regular water, until it starts to drip out the drain holes. And expect happy first Hydroponic Potatoes harvest about 70 days after planting!

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