Hydroponics

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  • #4601
    The Urban Pepper
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    Finding different ways to grow veggies.

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    Ripe tomatoes in April.

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    • #5435
      The Urban Pepper
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      This is another cherry tomato plant in the bucket system.

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  • #5009
    The Urban Pepper
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    Harvested the Kale and Chinese cabbage from the rail system.

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  • #5011
    The Urban Pepper
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    Planted these sugar snap peas direct sow 10 days ago, I will let them grow up the fence.

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  • #5024
    The Urban Pepper
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    My first salad from the garden this year. Three types of lettuce, arugula,carrots, cucumber, red onion, radishes and cherry tomatoes. I was informed that the arugula would be too strong, it was not. I’m going to add it to all my salads from now on. It’s easy to grow and it grows fast.

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    The Urban Pepper
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    I was curious how big this cherry tomato plant is, so I measured it and it is over 9 feet long.  I didn’t have this much success with them last year in the containers and I’m glad I tried it in the Dutch bucket system.  It has well over a 100 tomatoes on it and they’re getting ripe in April as opposed to late May or early June when the weather gets warmer.  I’m very excited about the possibilities of the Dutch bucket system.

    I’m trying some beans in the rail system after harvesting the Kale and cabbage a few days ago. I’m having a good deal of success from the rail system in the cooler months. I will move it inside and build some more buckets to replace it when it gets too hot. BTW they call it a Dutch bucket system because you build the buckets from scratch and get the components from different sources.

    Mr. Pepper

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  • #5098
    The Urban Pepper
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    This is a Peruvian Purple pepper plant. It goes through so many stages of growth., from black leaves and stem to beautiful purple flowers with black peppers that turn red when ripe. The peppers are very small and packed with seeds and it’s a little on the hot side.

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  • #5165
    The Urban Pepper
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    This is a Habanero pepper plant, they’re very hot. I’m growing 7 plants this year. These are great for making hot sauce. The powder form is said to stop heart attacks.

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  • #5208
    The Urban Pepper
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    I’ve never done this before, starting a seed directly in the rail system. The picture is a 3″  round net pot with clay pebbles and a rock wool cube. The cube has a hole in it for the seed, in this case I used a green bean seed. I’m already getting activity from 4 days ago. The rail system is made out of a vinyl fence post 6′ long and capped off on the ends. It has a fill tube and drain tube on the both ends. It runs on the same system with the dutch buckets. It fills up with the nutrient solution to touch the bottom of the net pot while it is on, when it’s not on the solution stays below the net pot. This happens 8 times per day or every 3 hours via an outdoor timer. If this works I will try the same thing in the dutch buckets as that would be a another bonus for this system.

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  • #5210
    The Urban Pepper
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    Impressive rock wool root system, this is my first year using them. You must rinse off all soil before putting it in the bucket with perlite.

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    • #5343
      The Urban Pepper
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      I think this is working out:)

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      • #5392
        The Urban Pepper
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        This is an update on the green bean seed in the rail, it’s proudly standing up. I’m also trying out some direct cucumber seeds in the rail system.

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  • #5218
    Disenchanted
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    Thanks for all the great pics U.P. you’ve definitely put a lot of work into this.

    A tip of the hat to your ingenuity. MacGyver has nothing on you. ;)

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    • #5247
      The Urban Pepper
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      Thank you Disenchanted,

       

      I learn a lot from many people and share the knowledge. A coworker of mine just built his system and I am blown away at what he did. I’ll  post his pictures when I get them.

  • #5308
    The Urban Pepper
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    This is a Trinidad scorpion pepper plant, they say it is the hottest pepper in the world.  Scoville heat rating 800,000 to over a million units.  I have it in the dutch bucket system. I can’t wait to make some chili with them:)

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  • #5433
    The Urban Pepper
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    An update on the Dutch bucket system:>)

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  • #5511
    Tenma13
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    wicked forum, thanks. With the hydro systems do you have to use a large amount of synthetic chemicals? Are you able to be completely sustained, or do you have any idea what that might take basis the work you’ve done?

    cheers :)

    • #5514
      The Urban Pepper
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      Tenma13

      With this system you don’t have to use a lot of chemicals. I have to add about 12 gallons of water( 1 teaspoon per gal soluble chemicals) to the two reservoirs each week due to evaporation and plant growth. I also use organic plant food. The system recirculates so there is very little waste. There is one called a tower system that uses a lot of chemicals. I stayed away from that because of the waste and expense.

      The completely sustained system is aquaponics  or areoponics and I have looked into it. I’ve seen a couple of good video’s on it. The upfront expense is a little on the high side. The concept is good and I might do one someday. I also have an indoor set up that I’m going to expand this year. I have a forum on that with a video. Thanks for the question and the compliment.

       

      Mr Pepper

  • #5627
    The Urban Pepper
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    A coworker of mine built this system and did a great job. He knew nothing about hydroponics last year, but he liked what he saw. He put a lot of time in making it look pretty( which isn’t a bad thing) for his Mrs Cog.

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  • #5630
    The Urban Pepper
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    He’s out of town for a week and I volunteered to check on the system for him. I’m blown away at his attention to details. I’m sure I’ll get some ideas when I go over there:)

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  • #5632
    The Urban Pepper
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    My latest picture of the dutch bucket system.

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  • #5761
    The Urban Pepper
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    The first Habanero pepper in the Dutch bucket hydroponic system.

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  • #5840
    The Urban Pepper
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    Pepper activity in the dutch bucket system:)

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  • #5911
    The Urban Pepper
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    Dutch Bucket system video, shot on May, 8th, 2014 I hope you enjoy it..

     

  • #6018
    The Urban Pepper
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    Peruvian peppers ( very hot) almost ready to pick:)

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    The Urban Pepper
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    Just Hydroponicing along:)

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    • #6250

      Mrs Cog
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      omg – a fellow word-maker upper! And you worked it into your hydroponification activities. Most impressive Mr. ♫ Pepper. :-)

      • #6303
        The Urban Pepper
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        I just started making them up recently and I’m having a lot of fun with it. (hydroponification ) is awesome, lol. Like Cog crete or how about building a Cog cabin or honey can you add another cog to the fire? The possibilities are endless. Have a Cog day:)

        • #6315

          Mrs Cog
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          @ Urban Pepper, it becomes habitual. When Cog is in trouble, is he in the doghouse, the log house or the cog house? lol

          I have found that it only requires a better suffix such as coffitating or coffitations for morning caffeine, consumerages for shopping trips and blogastrifying for eating at the computer lol.

          @disenchanted – safe travels. :-)

  • #6313
    Disenchanted
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    Hydroponification by The Red Hot Urban Peppers.

    Ok, I’m out of here till Sunday…or maybe Monday.

    Cheers.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

  • #6316
    The Urban Pepper
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    Have a safe trip.

    Mr Pepper

  • #6418
    The Urban Pepper
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    Sexy hydroponification

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    The Urban Pepper
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    If I may hydropontificate, I think this is looking pretty good.

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  • #7127
    The Urban Pepper
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    No distracting containers in this picture, with all my free time I went ahead and cropped the photo. I took this shot to show the support pulley’s that I’m using for the first time, they’re much easier to work with than string. Well worth the 2 bucks.

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  • #7137
    Disenchanted
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    Wow! How do you ever find time to post on forums Mr. Pepper?

    But seriously, how many hours a day do you put into all these efforts?

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    • #7509
      The Urban Pepper
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      Disenchanted says:  Wow! How do you ever find time to post on forums Mr. Pepper?

      Mr Pepper says: I’ll always find time for my fellow inmates:)

      Disenchanted says: But seriously, how many hours a day do you put into all these efforts?

      Mr Pepper says: That’s a really good question, I’ll get back to you on that one.

      hydropontastic

       

      Mr Pepper

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      • #7511

        Mrs Cog
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        And Mrs. Cog says if Mr. Pepper♫ doesn’t stop referring to himself in the third person, she may have to take drastic measures. Don’t make me stop this car young man!

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    The Urban Pepper
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    I found 7  green horn worms last week on the hydroponic set up. I noticed one of the branches had the tell tale signs of their presence. I looked closely and found them, I got REALLY lucky finding all 7 of them and I even found two babies. I’ve never seen them that small before. I checked the system for the next few days and everything is okay.

     

     

    Mr Pepper™

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  • #9302
    The Urban Pepper
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    Mr Pepper says

    Keep calm and keep growing, Mr Pepper™

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